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Archives: November 2012

Chicago: The Travels of a SQL Server Consultant

As regular readers of my blog will now as part of role as a SQL Server consultant and SQL Server trainer I get to travel a fair bit. Well last week I was off on my travels again on a multi-stop tour of the mid-west USA. Taking in Chicago, Milwaukee,… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 29 November 2012

Newsletter

Back in the old days before this blog when I was publishing a website instead that has long been consigned to the website dustbin I had a newsletter. It had a few subscribers and was generally well received, since I moved to the blog platform back in 2009 I let… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 22 November 2012

Top 3 Books on Writing Transact-SQL (TSQL)

This weeks blog posts have been focusing on books that I have read, like and recommend for learning SQL Server 2008. I’m often asked what books do I recommend for learning SQL Server 2008 and I nearly always reply with a question “What area of SQL Server do you want… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 21 November 2012

Top 5 Books on SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence

Carrying on with book week and answering the question I’m often asked about what books I;d recommend to learn about SQL Server 2008 – This post is dedicate to the business intelligence stack.

  1. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step
  2. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
  3. Delivering…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 20 November 2012

Top 5 SQL Server 2008 DBA Books

I’m often asked about what books I would recommend for learning more about SQL Server 2008 and I always respond with another question, what areas of SQL Server do you want to learn about?

So this post is my top 5 SQL Server 2008 database administration books

  1. Microsoft SQL Server…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 19 November 2012

Develop a High Availability/Disaster Recovery Strategy

Develop a High Availability/Disaster Recovery Strategy – Protecting your company’s most valuable asset and keeping that asset available is a very important task for most companies. We can help you put in place a solid reliable backup strategy and implement SQL Server High Availability Features to protect your data and…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 16 November 2012

SQL Server Version Upgrade

SQL Server Version Upgrade - You have SQL Server running nicely with no issues or problems. The trouble is its SQL Server 2005 and you know you need to consider migrating or upgrading to a later version of SQL Server but you don’t know where to begin? We can help,… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 15 November 2012

SQL Server Virtualisation


SQL Server Virtualisation - Lots of companies and organisations are adopting a virtualisation first approach to the installation of new servers in their data centres. This can and will include SQL Server. Many DBAs perceive virtualisation as a bad thing for their SQL Servers fearing that performance and reliability will… Read more

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

Site Update – Performance Tuning

Here at gethynellis.com we offer a range of consulting services to help you manage and maintain your SQL Server environment, This weeks series of posts are highlighting these services

SQL Server Performance Tuning – We can help you improve the performance of your SQL Servers and help you answer the…

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

Site Update–SQL Server Health Check

Here at gethynellis.com we offer a range of consulting services to help you manage and maintain your SQL Server environment, This weeks series of posts are highlighting these services

SQL Server Health Check - Your Company is growing and developing and you have noticed that your SQL Server is not… Read more

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

Deal of the Week

Occasionally I come across  offers and deals that may be of interest to some of my readers. When I come across a deal that is worth sharing I will post it here. It will usually be technology related but it might not always be SQL Server related.

I will be… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 11 November 2012

Enable Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012

Configuring Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2012 is really simple and straight forward. Its a very similar process on Windows Server 2008 R2 too. If you want to do this on virtual machine then you need to setup the VMware Workstation so it hides the fact a hypervisor is already… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 9 November 2012

GRE Solutions sponsors the Darts

This post is very much off topic so apologies if you were expecting a technology related post.

Tonight a darts exhibition will take place at the Oakfield pub in Cwmbran. Darryl Fitton the professional darts player with the BDC will be taking on the Oakfield’s finest.

If you are in… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 November 2012

Configure Hyper-V on VMware Workstation VM

When working with new technology, if you are like me you might like to setup virtual machines to learn the technology and its new features. I use VMware Workstation as my virtual machine hypervisor, installed on a Windows 7 laptop. With the release of Windows Server 2012 and the improvement… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 November 2012

SQL Server 2012 Skills Upgrade–November

There are still some places available for Learning Tree’s SQL Server 2012 Skills Upgrade course  this November. The class is being delivered by Derek Meyer – a fellow member of SQLStreet.co.uk it promises to be a great week.
 
If you are thinking of upgrading to SQL Server 2012 then… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 7 November 2012

Restarting and Shutting Down a Windows 2012 Server

I have been exploring Windows 2012 over the past week or so. Things look a little different to previous versions of Windows Server more on that later...This is just a short post to show how you go about shutting down or restarting a Windows 2012 server because on first glance… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 7 November 2012

Windows 2012 Week

Over the past few weeks I have been doing some work with Windows Server 2012 and learned a few little tips and tricks that I’m going to share with you this week. Hence the title of the post. Windows 2012 Week.

This week we are going to be looking at… Read more

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

SQL Street

I’m involved with with a new venture called sqlstreet.co.uk.  SQL Street is the place to shop for database experts.
Here’s a brief list of our skills
  • SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • Business intelligence
  • SharePoint
Everyone on SQL Street is an experienced instructor,  consultant or contractor, with  over 10 years’ experience in…

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