Just short post for a Friday. This Saturday (tomorrow) I will be speaking at SQL Saturday 194 which is being held in Exeter.
If you have already registered then feel free to pop along to my session - I'm the first session in the Babbage starting at 8am. If that's…
This time tomorrow morning I will be on my feet starting to deliver a 50 minute session at SQL Saturday in Exeter. My session is titled "An Introduction to SQL Server Virtualisation"
If you are attending SQL Saturday #194 in Exeter, plan on making the first session, interested and… Read more
Do you have any plans in place to upgrade to SQL Sever 2012 this year. We are now well into 2013 and its been almost a year since the RTM of SQL Server 2012 which happened 1st April 2012. Service pack 1 (SP1) has been released too (http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=35575),…
Having just completed the latest revision of Learning Tree's SQL Server Virtualisation and consolidation course I thought I'd share with you where and when it will be running and give you some links so you can enrol
The next run is scheduled for Stockholm starting May 22nd - may… Read more
LinkedIn sent me an email on Monday that said my profile was in the top 5% of viewed profiles in 2012!
Check me out yeah I’m a social media mogul.
I had a great response to my blog post and poll last week about how DBAs use auto grow. In the main it seems people use auto grow like I do. As a backup but it does not replace proper monitoring or capacity planning.
You can see the results below Read more
#SQLSaturday194 is coming to Exeter on the 8th – 9th March.
What is SQL Saturday? The brain child of Steve Jones, Brain Knight and Andy Warren, the founders of sqlservercentral.com the first event took places in the US in back October 2007 and since then has grown… Read more
Come and join me in London this March for a 3 day course on SQL Server virtualisation and consolidation.The course will start on Wednesday March 13th
Attending this SQL Server Virtualisation and Consolidation course you will learn how to:
- Implement SQL Server in a virtual environment
- Select the appropriate consolidation…
David Postlethwaite who contributes to this blog regularly sent me an email this morning asking about Database Auto grow.
This was his question
Do you set the database and logs to grow on demand.
Advantage: Only using expensive shared disk space as required
Disadvantage: Causes slow database response when the… Read more
I have been doing some work on some LinkedIn groups that I manage and look after over the holidays. There have been two in particular that I have been working on.
I have read much about SQL Saturday’s but I have yet to attend one, that is about to change. I have read much about them but until recently these events were US based and my schedule just never allowed me to make one.
With SQL Saturday #194 taking place in… Read more
Today is the first full work day for me in 2013 and I though I’d use it to write a short post about the consultancy and support offerings that you get from gethynellis.com in 2013.
We have a range of consultancy, training and and support services that you and your… Read more
I’m not working too hard today, so this is just a short post to wish all my readers a very happy and prosperous New Year
Learn more about SQL Server Virtualization on 2013 then enrol on one of these Learning Tree courses
It is Monday today but its no ordinary Monday. Today is New Years Eve, its the end of December and its the last day of the year. This post is looking back at the top 4 popular posts on the blog for December 2012
If you blog and call yourself a blogger then you probably have a pretty full RSS reader. Mine has been added to considerably over the years. Well I signed into my Google reader account today and I realised that there is a lot of blogs that either I don’t read… Read more
Microsoft today announced the latest round of SQL Server Cumulative Updates
SQL Server 2012 CU 5 – You can get more information here
SQL Server 2008 SP2 CU 4 – You can get more information here
SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU10 – You can get more information here
This might… Read more
This is a guest post by David Postlethwaite.
I’ve been wondering how to do this for years. At SQL Bits and SQL Saturday the presenters make the results window disappear with a keyboard click but I could never work it out.
Well today I was working on a query and…
This is a very short post on Christmas Eve to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas!
I’m going to be working very minimally over the Christmas period, I will be online from time to time but I have nothing strenuous that I need to achieve and I will… Read more
As we approach a new year many of you will be looking at your SQL Server Training needs for 2013. During 2012 I was fortunate enough to author another course for Learning Tree – this course focuses on running SQL Server in a virtual environment. It is titled 2109 SQL…