Archives: December 2010
Hopefully you all had a great Christmas and as we move to a New Year, the end of 2010 and start 2011 I’d like to wish everyone Happy and prosperous New Year.
I published a post yesterday where I listed my top 5 bloggers from the worldwide SQL community for 2010. The long and short of it, these were the people whose blog’s I had read the most throughout the year. There are many other great blogs and bloggers out there that… Read more
Hopefully my title gives away what this post is about. This my list of the top five people or more precisely their blogs that have made most use out in the year gone, I am not going to put them in any specific order they all add to my knowledge… Read more
This is kind of a follow up to a post I published last week regarding autogrowth. A forum poster said they had turned on AutoGrow and they were using autogrow as way of managing the growth of their databases – No! This post titled “Should I have AutoGrowth enabled… Read more
Steve Jones mentioned recently that SP4 for SQL Server 2005 is on its way because Microsoft closed his connect item.
Well looks like it was released yesterday, you can download it here:
I don’t usually post on my blog on the weekend, but this weekend, the weekend before a Christmas is a little different. Where I live in South Wales in the UK we don’t usually get a lot of snow, but since Thursday this week we have had the best part… Read more
Last Friday I posted a short note on what books I have read this year past, so this Friday keeping up with the same theme and the fact we are quickly approaching the end of the year I thought I would write a post on what books I want to… Read more
I was reading a few forum posts yesterday where a few people were complaining that the transaction log had grown during index maintenance and they were asking:
- If they should have autogrowth enabled?
- If they should restrict the size of the file?
I think autogrowth should be enabled on all… Read more
So this month’s blog party is being held by non-other than Steve Jones (blog|@Way0utwest) of SQL Server Central fame. This month’s topic is all about the business, your customers, clients etc asking for something but not really knowing what they are asking for. Or in my… Read more
This is just a short post for a Friday. This is my list of the Top 3 SQL Server books from the year[ish]:
- SQL Server MVP Deep Dives
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals (Pro - Developer)
- Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting
Granted some of these book were published… Read more
CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSICALS
Originally posted on Senghenydd Cricket Club website.
Join The Romilly Singers as they entertain you through a selection of musicals through the ages on Sunday December 12th at St Peter's Hall, Roath, 6.30pm. Tickets are £20 and include a two course dinner plus entertainment. To purchase… Read more
As I mentioned in an earlier post I have recently moved my blog to a new domain name. This is something I have been thinking about for while but in truth and with hindsight I did not manage the transition all that well. I let the old domain and hosting… Read more
We are now well into December and Christmas is fast approaching, I have most, but not all of my shopping done, so a few more things to get before the Party season starts in earnest. Which for me is this Friday :-) It was a busy week for me last… Read more
This is just a short post for a Friday. There has been a lot written over the past few weeks since the PASS summit about changes to the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) programme. As part of that announcement several very useful resources were made available, an series of MCM readiness… Read more