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Archives: February 2014

Expiration dates: SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2

SQL Server is a software product, right? And software has a history of having bugs, getting updates, and having support for when things go wrong. If you’re not already aware, now is a good time to become aware that: SQL Server has an expiration date Okay, officially it’s not an…

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Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 24 February 2014

Home Workspace: Standing Desk

Ever since I worked in an office with adjustable standing desks, I’ve been thinking about getting a standing desk for the home office.  The thing is, they’re a little expensive. Last month, inspired by Buck Woody’s most recent stand-up desk setup, I finally put together a beautiful standing desk for…

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0 comments, 174 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 17 February 2014

What’s the CPU usage on the server? Use #Powershell!!

We have here an easy, handy-dandy way to find out how much CPU is in use on your server. Of course you can find out by opening up task manager, or by running perfmon, but that’s not really the point. We want something quick and easy. We want something we…

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0 comments, 118 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 10 February 2014

Blockades and ladders to learning new tech

It’s been a long time since I’ve been a true newbie to a technology. There are plenty of things I don’t use, don’t know, wouldn’t be able to do for a job, of course. But as a professional and a consultant, most of what you do is at least remotely…

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4 comments, 197 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 3 February 2014