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Archives: October 2011

Applied SQL: Demonstrate Simple Backup and Restore

Let’s apply a little backup and restore knowledge, eh wot?

I introduce this whole concept in Applied SQL: You Have Homework. Find all assignments on the Applied SQL page.

Prerequisites: basic T-SQL, create objects/data, basic understanding of recovery models and backup types.

Reading – SQL Server Books… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 26 October 2011

Un-SQL Friday #006: Living in the Intertubez

We’ve had some BIG fun this week, relatively speaking, with #SQLSue and #SQLIdiot and just general #SQLcraziness. We’ve had several blogs out already, including my Rat Sues Corn! … and Why I Feed Trolls, Jorge Segarra’s heartfelt We Are Community, and Steve Jones’ Is my blog infringing on… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 20 October 2011

RSS Tuning Whitepaper notes and clarifications

This morning this caught my eye on SQLServerCentral.com: Maximizing SQL Server Throughput with RSS Tuning (it came with a catchy SQLCAT logo!)

So I clicked, I read, I downloaded and read some more. To summarize (BIG summary!), this paper says that in pre-2008 Windows server, the networking protocol stack… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 19 October 2011

Rat Sues Corn! Rather, rat accuses corn of thought-theft! Or something!

Note: I will be updating this post with, er, updates as I get them…

We’ve had our fair share of plagarists, and even one or two accidental plagarists (see Rats in the Corn Again, Paw!), but we’ve now rolled around to the other side of the field: one… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 18 October 2011

PASS Summit 2011 Day 3 – Keynote Live Blog with Dr. DeWitt!

Today’s keynote with Dr. DeWitt starts at 8:15am EDT. Click here to watch today’s keynote live. For information on today’s keynote, titled “Big Data – What is the Big Deal?“, see the SQLPASS.org page on Keynotes.

Announcement: bradmcgehee: Free download of SQL Server MVP Deep Dives…

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 14 October 2011

PASS Summit Day 2 – Women in Technology Live Blog

Jes Borland Hosts the 2011 WIT Luncheon

Click here to watch today’s WIT luncheon live. For information on today’s luncheon and speakers, see the SQLPASS.org page on Keynotes.

12:00 Geoff Hitten, BOD member and WIT dude (okay, I don’t know his official title). Introduced Jes Borland. This is… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 13 October 2011

PASS Summit 2011 Day 2 – Keynote Live Blog

Today’s keynote with Quentin Clark starts at 8:15am EDT. Click here to watch today’s keynote live. For information on today’s keynote (“a demo-packed adventure across SQL Server solutions that span traditional boxed software, appliances and cloud”) see the SQLPASS.org page on Keynotes.

8:15 Short series of videos promoting… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 13 October 2011

Red-Gate Jumps the Moon

After this morning’s keynote, I managed to make it down to the expo hall JUST in time to catch Red-Gate’s big announcement. They’re sending a DBA into space.

No, seriously. Red-Gate, arguably already the coolest company in the entire SQLsphere, has launched a contest to send one lucky DBA… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 13 October 2011

PASS Summit 2011 Day 1 – Keynote Live Blog

Welcome to PASS Summit 2011 Day 1!!   Be sure to get your very own copy of the hot-off-the-presses MVP Deep Dives 2 today at the PASS bookstore and hit the author signing 1-1:30pm in the Expo Hall (or, if you’re playing along at home, from Manning.com)  Sales benefit Operation Smile Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 12 October 2011

PASS Summit 2011 Day -2 (Monday), part 2

Today was a good day. I posted about the first part of today earlier, and we left off there with a little on-campus marketing. For the ride back into town, Kalen Delaney (blog, twitter) was kind enough to drie us AND give a truly wonderful interview. Let… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 11 October 2011

PASS Summit 2011 Day -1 (Tuesday)

Today was also a good day. Sean and I both popped awake at 4:30am local time (6:30am personal time), for no appreciable reason. This didn’t do us much good on the sleep front, but we did have a nice breakfast in the Sheraton restaurant.

It’s been another day o fun… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 6 October 2011

PASS Summit 2011 Day -2 (Monday)

Summer camp has begun.  Sure, people are still en route, but a whole bunch of us are already here and tweeting/blogging/networking/listening with furious joy. 

I’m in on-campus MVP sessions today and tomorrow, so there’s not a whole lot of techie content I’ll be able to share.  BUT, Aaron Bertrand ( Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 6 October 2011

I Made You a Cheatsheet of Cool Things! #sqlpass

I made you something wonderful. It’s a cheatsheet for the PASS Summit, which has info about us (of course), about PASS, some helpful tips, and best of all a list of cool things happening at this year’s PASS Summit.

Choose your print-your-own flavor, or come and see me in person… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 6 October 2011

Attend the PASS Summit from Home, 2011 edition

Hidy-ho there, neighbors! This is an update of last year’s Attend the PASS Summit from Home blog. I’ll be updating this over the next few days, so keep your eyes out…

You there, sitting in your cube and fuming at all the PASS Summit talk: you couldn’t talk your company… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 3 October 2011

Live Blogging SQL Saturday #97 Austin (hashtag #sqlsat97)

Hello and welcome to my live blog/recap of SQL Saturday #97 in Austin! Wes Brown and the crew from CACTUSS are, so far, putting on a bang-up show, especially considering it’s their first conference ever!

So lets see here…Sean and I drove down for the lovely speaker dinner last night… Read more

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 1 October 2011