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Bradley Ball is a MCITP SQL 2005 & MCTS 2008 DBA with over 10 years of IT experience. Bradley spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army and The Executive Office of the President of the United States. He is currently a Sr. Consultant for Pragmatic Works. He has presented at SQL Saturdays 62, 74, 79, 85, 86, 131, for the MAGICPASS & OPASS SSUG’s, SQL Rally 2011 & 2012, SQL Dev Connections 2012, the PASS Summit in 2011, and is scheduled for the PASS Summit 2012 and SQL Live 360 later this year. He recently finished Chapter 14 of Expert SQL Server Practices on Page & Row Compression and can be found blogging on http://www.sqlballs.com.

Archives: May 2012

Cross Database Views and Schema Binding

One of the most interesting things I've found as a DBA is learning about features in other RDBMS platforms.  Sure we all work with and love SQL Server, but quite often there are features that you hear about that you learn about that make you go, "Wow, wouldn't that be…

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Posted in SQLBalls on 31 May 2012

MAGICPASS Tonight It’s All About Encryption


Tonight I will be live in front of my home town crew at MagicPASS, lead by the one and only Kendal Van Dyke (@SQLDBA|Blog) sponsored by our Friends over at Idera, and located at the Disney Vacation Club in beautiful Celebration Fl.  If…

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Posted in SQLBalls on 16 May 2012

SQL Rally Deck's and Demo's Up

Hello Dear Reader!  I'm coming to you live from the wonderful SQL Rally in Dallas Texas.  I have two sessions today, and the Slide Deck's and Demo's are live on the Resource Page.  Feel free to download them and see if you'd like to come join me, or download…

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Posted in SQLBalls on 10 May 2012

Thank You to the People That Get Us There


Hello Dear Reader starting today out in Dallas Texas at the Dallas Convention Center is the Second Annual SQL Rally.  This year Sri Sridharan (@SQLRocks | Blog) and a cast of many other volunteers, click hear to read about these great volunteers, have been hard…

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Posted in SQLBalls on 9 May 2012

T-SQL Tuesday #30 TOP 5 Rules for the SQL Community *Screw Ethics

Chris Shaw (@SQLShaw|Blog) is hosting T-SQL Tuesday this month.  It has been a while since I participated and this month sounded really interesting.  So time to dust off the keyboard and get back in!  So Chris What are we writing on?

For this month’s t-sql Tuesday…

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Posted in SQLBalls on 8 May 2012