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Archives: October 2015

No longer a SQL Server MVP - Read Carefully.

As of October 1, 2015, I am no longer a Microsoft SQL Server MVP.  Countless of my colleagues met the same fate, as the future of our SQL MVP award was in doubt.  Where does that now leave us?  Yes, it is true, we are no longer… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 27 October 2015

First Day as DBA - Now What?

It's your first day at Corp of America as DBA. The old DBA left. The sysadmins are managing the SQL Servers. And the developers have free reign on ad-hoc code deployments. Critical reports are running slow. The project managers have past deadlines due to immediate concerns of performance issues on…

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 19 October 2015

Be a Social SQL DBA Superhero - #SQLHelp

Following up on my previous blog on introducing the “Social DBA”, I spoke about the concept of leveraging social networking to excel in your professional database career.  The Microsoft SQL Server technical community is quite a unique and diverse bunch, with the commonality of SQL Server technology… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 8 October 2015

The Future Virtualization of the Workforce - Telecommuting

Welcome to the 21st century!  20th century habits die hard! What am I talking about today? I’m talking about the virtuous virtue of virtual vocations, more commonly known as Telecommuting or Remote Work. With today’s technology, companies should be adapting more widely to this strategy, and actively creating… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 6 October 2015