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Valentine's day love from Learning Tree...

The latest course offer is in from Learning Tree!! And It's Valentine's Day!
Learning Tree are showing you the love with some great courses on offer for £750 plus VAT

Why don't you get your boss to treat you to training the spring.

Blow away the cobwebs and learn something…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 14 February 2017

SQL Server 2008 RTM - Maintenance Plans need Integration Services installed

The tail end of last week was a bit of a throwback week for me. For reasons that I’ll not go into here I have been building some SQL Server 2008 instances. This is because of a large SQL Server migration project that I’m working on for a client. The…

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2 comments, 407 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 31 January 2017

Enabling Remote Access to the Dedicated Admin Connection

Recently I was running a health check on one of my clients SQL Servers and I noticed that access to the dedicated admin account was disabled. They would not be able to connect to the Dedicated Admin Account (DAC) remotely.  It is generally good practice to enable remote admin connections.…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 30 January 2017

SQL Server Community Events

By David Postlethwaite

I have just come back from a successful SQL Saturday in Vienna, Austria where I had 60 people listening to my presentation on SQL 2016 new features.
It was interesting how many people still wanted to know about SQL Server 2016 even though it’s been out for…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 26 January 2017

How to Count the Total Number of Rows Across Multiple Tables

I have been working on SQL Server Consulting assignment,  a SQL Server 2014 migration for a new client over the past few weeks. When I’m undertaking such tasks I’m often asked additional questions that make my  day a little interesting. 

I got a question last week How to Count the…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 22 January 2017

SQL Server 2016 SP 1

By David Postlethwaite

SQL Server 2016 SP1 was released in November 2016 only five months after the initial release.

There have been some significant changes and additions in this release. The most significant of which is that many features that once only existed in Enterprise edition, such as Always Encrypted,…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 9 January 2017

gethynellis.com 2016 Review

The year gone was an interesting year for gethynellis.com and GRE Solutions. Any year that has a new release of SQL Server is always an interesting time, as learning and writing about new SQL Server features is always a fun thing to do. David has a great talk that he…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 5 January 2017

Merry Christmas

Yesterday was the last working day before Christmas  at GRE Towers. We’ve got today off. So this is just a short post for the Friday before Christmas. 

Christmas Tree at GRE Towers
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas.

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

Treat Yourself to a Training Christmas Present

Its the week before Christmas. Party season is in full swing. Its a time for reflection on the year gone and a look forward to what is coming next year. Why not make your New Year's resolution early. Invest in your career in 2017 and get yourself some excellent value…

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

Bree's first blog post... Amazing training deals

Gethyn will be getting me to update this every week, there are some awesome training deals available for £750 + VAT. Use the contact page to get in touch if you have any questions or if you would like to book a course.

Course 3821 Professional Services Professional: Business Executive  20th…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 28 November 2016

An early Christmas present - Great Value SQL Server Training the Decemeber


No No, not my new hat, although it is rather splendid. I have received the weekly email from Learning Tree listing this week’s courses that are guaranteed to run and being offered at the fantastic price of £750 plus VAT.

Happy New Hat


If you work with SQL Server this…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 21 November 2016

Do you know anything about firebird?

Has anyone in my network or readers my blog have any experience of a database called Firebird?

If you have and are potentially interested in a short (maybe 1 day, maybe more days) consulting gig, please do get in touch.



http://firebirdsql.org/

I have a client who uses it and needs…

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

Big Data, Network Security, SQL Programming, PRINCE2, Baby save a little 2 for me

This weeks Learning Tree deals are in. If you want to learn about big data, Network security and with the Tesco bank issues publicised earlier this week you might! and with SQL and PRINCE2 on top you have to be interested in these deals. email training@gethynellis.com to enrol 

Management Skills…

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

Trick or Treat...Have I got an IT Training treat for you...

It Trick or Treat on Monday...Two days on and I have a treat for you. Learning Tree's Great Value IT Training Deals are out with a long and varied list of courses.

All the courses listed below are running the LEC in London from  December 2016 to February 2017. The…

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

Autumn Update - Trick or Treat

Its been a busy few weeks for me, most of that outside of gethynellis.com I’m in the process of moving home and as such much of my spare time has been taken up packing my things at my old house. That process is still on going and likely to last…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 1 November 2016

You don't need any Training? OK...I believe you.

This week's Super duper IT training offers are in:

If you see any that take your fancy let me know. Drop an email etc. 

Running in London or if you prefer you can attend online. Courses are running this November and December. 

Get in early when they are full, they…

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

SQL Friday: Weekly Round up 30th September

This week has been a relatively relaxed week for me. I had a one-day onsite event in Cardiff on Wednesday for one of Learning Tree's clients. I have been there on several occasions over the summer and each one of these events has been great fun with some good discussions.

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 30 September 2016

Want to Win a Free @LearningTree Course? #LtreRox - @tangentc is the first ever twitter winner!!!

As regular readers of this blog will know I teach some data courses for Learning Tree. Recently Learning Tree has introduced a new Twitter competition. Attendees current, past and present who tweet about their experiences on their respective Learning Tree courses. What they have learned, key take-away points or if…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 29 September 2016

Connecting to Twitter with R and RStudio

Social Media and Analytics is always an interesting combination. Twitter has an API that you can so you can connect to  using R and RStudio (and a whole bunch of other languages too) to analyse twitter data.

In this post we will simply look at how we go about connecting…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 28 September 2016

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

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