For all the talk and initial fear that the DBA is going the way of the Dodo (pronounced doh-doh) (an extinct flightless bird), due the advent of Cloud Technology, the opposite may be true. Ironically, it may have been the move to the cloud that did in more IT… Read more
Let's welcome them to NYC! Now at the NEW NYC Microsoft HQ (see below)
Over the last year, I was presenting and touring the SQL Saturday circuit with my HealthySQL 2.0 presentation. HealthySQL is my campaign to raise awareness in the greater SQL Server Community for the need for regular performance and security health checks, and to maintain a healthy SQL… Read more
I’m not much of a betting man, but if I had to bet that I would participate in this month’s T-SQL Tuesday #51, without knowing who was the host, I probably would have lost. Now, I hear pretty frequently from Mr. Brimhall, but I had to find out… Read more
If your local to the NY/NJ area, please see tomorrow night's agenda for SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP feature! Microsoft PFE Simon Facer will be presenting. All details and information is below. Simon was our Microsoft point-man for the last SQLSaturday #235 in New York. Let's welcome him to… Read more
Holiday Greetings to all you DBA's and SQL Server professionals! This blog goes out to all of you who are on-call this week, or in the office, keeping SQL Servers safe from the grinches. Hope you enjoy!
I wrote this little holiday parody a few years ago, and while it may… Read more
As I was waiting for the next TSQL Tuesday topic to be announced, we all know that when SQL Server performance is slow, and becomes a big issue in your company, sometimes we need to throw an army at the problem to resolve it. Other times, we can employ… Read more
December 7, 2013 – A day that shall live in infamy….. Ok, not that famous December 7 – in 1941, when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. This last Saturday was a day that will be remembered as a great entry into the history books of SQLSaturday events! … Read more
Today, October 31, 2013 is Halloween, and in the spirit of the holiday of ghosts, goblins, vampires, werewolves, witches and warlocks, I just couldn’t resist, to bring you a short Halloween poem to roast one of our favorite SQL DBAs, Grant Fritchey (blog|twitter), aka the… Read more
Day 3 at PASS Summit 2013, and the conference wraps up today strong with BOF (Birds of a Feather) lunch, and many more excellent presentations. Some of the highlights will be carried live on PassTV, if you’re not in the convention center. Coming up, Gail Shaw @SQLintheWild Read more
PASS Summit Continues….
If you have been following my blog, in the myriad of PASS Summit 2013 related blogs, you’ve been enjoying my special summit series Highlights Q&A From the Experts, where I asked many of our SQL Server MVPs to participate in our panel discussion.
Today, October 16, 2013: PASS DAY2
PASS Summit Day 1……complete……..Great learning, check! Awesome sessions and nuclear networking! You can read my first entry on Summit Highlights, Questions & Answers. I also posted some helpful hints, resources, and links for PASS Summit First-Timers.
The fun continues Day… Read more
So, is this your first time attending PASS Summit? Confused, shy, overwhelmed, and don’t know what to do first? Or second or third, for that matter? Well, you are not alone, and as of PASS Summit 2013, it’s not their first time getting you familiar with the… Read more
Today, October 15, 2013: PASS SUMMIT DAY1
It’s October, and it’s PASS SQL Summit time, 2013! PASS Summit is the world's largest, most-focused, and most-intensive conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. Organized by and for SQL Server and BI users, PASS Summit delivers the most technical sessions,… Read more
Where does he get all those wonderful toys? In the line made famous by Jack Nicholson’s Joker in the original Batman movie (c1989), the question may finally be answered! He must have been hitting the SQLSaturday circuit, and other wonderful SQL conferences. Will Batman show… Read more
Warning, this is just a non-technical anecdotal blog of a silly time-warp incident that happened to me yesterday. Thought it was kind of funny, so wanted to share.
Did this ever happen to you? No, the title isn’t a mistake; it’s a parody on the title of… Read more
Mount Olympus: Stratosphere: It was inevitable that two innovative technologies would merge to create a world of potential in the way we live, work, play, and do business. I read an interesting article this morning on SmallBizTechnology.com, and wanted to share, and maybe inspire many of you to… Read more
Next Meeting: Tue, Sep 17 2013
Take note, the New Jersey SQL Server User Group, led by John Dempsey, will be hosting its next meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. If you are a local or in town, be sure to register and attend! If… Read more