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SQL Relay 2016

It less than week to SQL Relay - a week long SQL conference that is visiting Birmingham, Cardiff, Reading, Nottingham and Leeds. 



See if you can persuade your boss to let you out to receive some top notch training from industry experts and speakers.

David will be there speaking on…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 27 September 2016

TGI SQL Friday: Weekly Roundup 23rd September

Its been another Learning Tree week for me this week and a very interesting one at that. I'm on the Learning Tree IAT...IAT stands for Instructor Advisory Team, the team consists of Learning Tree instructors and Learning Tree senior management  and its purpose is to come up with ideas and…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 23 September 2016

Have you Upgraded From SQL Server 2005?

My first Learning Tree SQL Server Newsletter that was sent out back in August was titled SQL Server 2016: Keeping up with Technology.  In that post I talked about the reasons why some people/organisations may have been or are reluctant to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 22 September 2016

How to Setup Kerberos Correctly

David was in Copenhagen this weekend delivering his Kerberos talk Taming the Beast: Kerberos for the SQL DBA to SQL Saturday Denmark. I have had a quick chat with him via email since he got back and he said he had a great time. The event was very well attended…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 20 September 2016

Building Oracle 12c on Linux 7 on Hyper-V

David has written a white paper, or short ebook titled building oracle 12C on Linux 7 VM residing on Hyper-V. The white paper is in draft and has been tested but David would welcome further feedback.

As with everything on this site...The owner of gethynellis.com will not be liable for…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 19 September 2016

TGI SQL Friday - 16th September 2016 Weekly roundup

I have had an interesting week teaching Learning Tree course 534 Developing SQL Queries for SQL Server. I had an interesting group from a variety of technical background all wanting to improve their skills in writing queries. Today's the last day, we have had some great questions as the week…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 16 September 2016

Great Value IT Training - Awesome ITIL offers

This week's Great Value IT Offers are in. If you want to your ITIL learning on this autumn we have some great deals for you :



995 ITIL® Intermediate: Operational Support and Analysis    3rd October 16

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 15 September 2016

Top 5 Books for Database Developers

My Top 5 series of books has proved very popular. The first post  titled Top 5 books for Enterprise Architecture was the blogs most popular post in August. My post last week about my  Top 5 SQL Server Books for the DBA has also been well received. This week's…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 13 September 2016

Never miss a Great Value IT Training Deal Again

As regular readers of the blog will be aware, over the summer of 2016 here at gethynellis.com we have teamed up with LearningTree to offer some great value IT Training courses at some amazing prices.

The Great Value IT Training offer has gone down really well with some clients and…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 12 September 2016

TGI SQL Friday - Weekly Roundup 9th September 2016

Welcome to the TGI SQL Friday for the 9th September 2016. Here you will find the links of the posts and articles that  I have been reading this week.

On the work front I have been busy, teaching a two day SSIS  customised course onsite with a client on Monday…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 9 September 2016

Great Value IT Training 8th September

As some of you know, here at gethynellis.com we have partnered with Learning Tree to offer you a range of courses running at the London Education Centre over the next month or two at a great price. The courses on offer this week can be seen below. If you would like to…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 September 2016

Are you going to SQL Saturday Denmark? #SQLSaturdayDenmark

Are you going to SQL Saturday Denmark, which is running on Saturday 17th September? If you are David Postlethwaite or @postledm  if you follow him on twitter and a frequent contributor to this blog is delivering his talk on kerberos. David's talk is called

"Taming the Beast – How a…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 September 2016

Top 5 SQL Server Books for the DBA

The Top 5 series has proved rather popular. My Top 5 books for Enterprise Architecture was the most popular post in the last month. With this in mind I have a little series of my top 5 books on various technologies  that I will share in the coming weeks.

My…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 7 September 2016

TGI SQL Friday - Weekly Roundup 2nd September 2016

Weekly Summary

Last week I was holiday in Cyprus. The weather was plus 30 degrees celsius all week. The pool was awesome the beach was great, the beer was cold.



Monday was a return to reality, and Tuesday was a  return to work.Although its been a short week, its been…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 2 September 2016

TGI SQL Friday – Weekly round up 26th August 2016

The SQL Server news this week is there is no news!


No this is not the 1930’s BBC.

There are no links here this week because I have been on holiday and not keeping up with latest blogs and articles so I don’t have much to post this Friday.…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 26 August 2016

TGI SQL Friday - Weekly Roundup Friday 19th August 2016

Its been a lovely week here in the UK as we approach the end of August. Sun has been out, i have however haven been busy and not seen much of the sun...Yet.

SQL News


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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 19 August 2016

Great Value IT Training from @LearningTree #SQLServer - 17th August 2016

This weeks great value IT training deals are in. This being SQL Server blog I would like to draw your attention to the following courses which are great value for £750 plus VAT

535 26-Sep-16 Developing High-Performance SQL Server® Databases
140 11-Oct-16 SQL Server® Reporting Services
532 25-Oct-16 SQL Server…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 17 August 2016

David @postledm is at #SQLSaturday

It is that time of year when the Scandinavia holds its SQL Saturday events and once gain I have been invited to speak

I will be at SQL Saturday Gothenburg (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/536/eventhome.aspx#sqlsat536 on 27th August to showcase some of the new features in SQL Server 2016 

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 16 August 2016

What is Enterprise Architecture?

This is an interesting question. Lets look at couple of definitions starting with Wikipedia’s definition

“Enterprise architecture (EA) is "a well-defined practice for conducting enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation, using a holistic approach at all times, for the successful development and execution of strategy. Enterprise architecture applies architecture principles…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 15 August 2016

TGI SQL Friday – Weekly round up Friday 12 August 2016

This week has seen the launch of my new SQL Server newsletter in conjunction with Learning Tree. If you would like to sign up go to http://info.learningtree.com/sql-signup/and you’ll start receiving the regular newsletter, keeping you  up to date with the latest news and views in the world of…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 12 August 2016

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