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Archives: April 2011

A Royal Wedding: A Day Off

This is a little off topic:

Well Well, it’s the 29th April and all being well in about 2 hours from now the second in line to the throne will be getting married. Wherever you are in the world I’m sure the pictures will beamed straight to your TV. I… Read more

2 comments, 565 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 29 April 2011

It’s a Deal, It’s a Steal…

Its the sale of the century. To coin a cleaned up phrase from a Guy Ritchie film (either Snatch or Lock Stock, I forget. No prize on offer, but if you know which film its from leave me a comment with the answer.)

This phrase pretty much describes the deal… Read more

2 comments, 284 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 27 April 2011

Microsoft Certification Exams: Costs are Increasing

It was announced yesterday that the cost of taking a Microsoft exam will increase from the 1 July. In the UK the price will be increasing from £88 to £99. A fair amount of my readers and visitors come for the USA. If you are taking the test across the… Read more

0 comments, 1,577 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 27 April 2011

Hostettler the Viking Needs a New Ship and Your Help

Hostettler the Viking Needs a New Ship…And Your Help.

My good friend Justin Hostettler Davies (Blog @DBExpertise) pinged me a mail in the middle of last week saying that he entered Idera’s SQL Cruise contest. He asked me to have a read of his entry and let him… Read more

0 comments, 233 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 11 April 2011

Microsoft Migration Assistant v5.0 Released

As I was surfing around twitter after the marathon TV event that was the Royal Wedding came to end last friday I noticed a tweet by @MicrosoftSQLCSS announcing the release of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v.5.0. This is free to download tool that helps you migrate from other platforms… Read more

0 comments, 262 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 6 April 2011