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Archives: March 2012

Looking for a DBA? Looking for a New Job?

Ryan Recruiter meet Dave DBA…

As a contractor and consultant I get to speak to many agents and recruiters and over the years I have built up a relationship with several agents that I have worked with on several assignments. I constantly get phone calls and emails  about jobs that… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 14 March 2012

SQL Server 2012 Books

SQL Server 2012 was released to manufacturing last week, you can download it from MSDN if you have subscription or it will be on general release from the 1st April.

The last week has turned into SQL Server 2012 week in the SQL Server blog sphere and  here on gethynellis.com Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 13 March 2012

SQL Server 2012 RTM–Are you waiting for SP1?

As you probably know by now SQL Server 2012 was launched last week, Microsoft had an online launch event that was pretty spectacular but  has also drawn some criticism following the event because the online platform initially struggled to cope with the load of 45,000 plus users. You can view… Read more

5 comments, 2,351 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 12 March 2012

SQL Server 2012 RTM Today

So it looks like today is the day.

SQL Server 2012 has been RTM’d today.

General Release 1st April 2012

http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2012/mar12/03-06SQLServer12PR.mspx


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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 6 March 2012

First SQL Server 2012 Launch Event

I asked a few questions on twitter this morning after a friend of mine said they were have problems downloading RC1 of SQL Server 2012 – I wasn’t aware there was an RC1 which prompted my question and after some discussion on twitter it seems that I was right. If… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 6 March 2012

Reporting Services 2008–Books

I have had a few people ask me recently about books that I would recommend to help further develop your skills in using the Reporting Services. So I thought I’d put a list together here.

My top 3 Reporting Services 2008 R2 books

  1. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 5 March 2012