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Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a SQL Server Professional working in the UK where he recently worked as a DBA in women's clothing, not literally he hastens to add! He is certified in SQL Server 2008, runs the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group Pass Chapter and is on the organising committee for SQL Relay. In his spare time plays the trumpet in local symphony orchestras.

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Archives: April 2013

My First White Paper – Top 10 Tips for Optimizing SQL Server Performance

Earlier this year I had the chance to collaborate on my first ever white paper “Top 10 Tips for Optimizing SQL Server Performance” with Patrick O’Keeffe who is Director of Software Development at Dell Software Group. I must say, it was a really interesting experience.

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 30 April 2013

How to provide a better customer service

Thomas La Rock (Blog | Twitter) recently wrote a blog post about misplacing a  device he has called a FitBit One which is a pretty cool piece of kit, it’s entitled “How to find a missing FitBit”.  For those of you who don’t know what they… Read more

4 comments, 1,704 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 29 April 2013

Microsoft let new SQL Server version name slip?

There has been lots of speculation in the SQL Server community as to what the official name of the next release of Microsoft’s flagship database product SQL Server will be. Today I made a discovery on one of Microsoft’s very own sites that indicates that the name will not follow… Read more

4 comments, 1,258 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 18 April 2013

T-SQL Tuesday 41 – Presenting and Loving it!

Before we dive in to the post, I’d like to give a big thank you to Bob Pusateri (Blog|Twitter) for hosting this months T-SQL Tuesday “Presenting and Loving it!”. T-SQL Tuesday was the brainchild of Adam Machanic (Blog|Twitter) you can… Read more

5 comments, 775 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 9 April 2013

SQL Server Events in the UK – April 2013

The bank holiday and work have put me a few days behind schedule, but here is the list out all of the UK events for all you busy people who forget to go over to http://www.SQLServerfaq.com to check what SQL Server events are happening in the UK this month.


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Posted in Richard Douglas on 4 April 2013