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Great Value IT Training 8th September

As some of you know, here at gethynellis.com we have partnered with Learning Tree to offer you a range of courses running at the London Education Centre over the next month or two at a great price. The courses on offer this week can be seen below. If you would like to…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 September 2016

Are you going to SQL Saturday Denmark? #SQLSaturdayDenmark

Are you going to SQL Saturday Denmark, which is running on Saturday 17th September? If you are David Postlethwaite or @postledm  if you follow him on twitter and a frequent contributor to this blog is delivering his talk on kerberos. David's talk is called

"Taming the Beast – How a…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 September 2016

Top 5 SQL Server Books for the DBA

The Top 5 series has proved rather popular. My Top 5 books for Enterprise Architecture was the most popular post in the last month. With this in mind I have a little series of my top 5 books on various technologies  that I will share in the coming weeks.

My…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 7 September 2016

TGI SQL Friday - Weekly Roundup 2nd September 2016

Weekly Summary

Last week I was holiday in Cyprus. The weather was plus 30 degrees celsius all week. The pool was awesome the beach was great, the beer was cold.



Monday was a return to reality, and Tuesday was a  return to work.Although its been a short week, its been…

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

TGI SQL Friday – Weekly round up 26th August 2016

The SQL Server news this week is there is no news!


No this is not the 1930’s BBC.

There are no links here this week because I have been on holiday and not keeping up with latest blogs and articles so I don’t have much to post this Friday.…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 26 August 2016

TGI SQL Friday - Weekly Roundup Friday 19th August 2016

Its been a lovely week here in the UK as we approach the end of August. Sun has been out, i have however haven been busy and not seen much of the sun...Yet.

SQL News


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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 19 August 2016

Great Value IT Training from @LearningTree #SQLServer - 17th August 2016

This weeks great value IT training deals are in. This being SQL Server blog I would like to draw your attention to the following courses which are great value for £750 plus VAT

535 26-Sep-16 Developing High-Performance SQL Server® Databases
140 11-Oct-16 SQL Server® Reporting Services
532 25-Oct-16 SQL Server…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 17 August 2016

David @postledm is at #SQLSaturday

It is that time of year when the Scandinavia holds its SQL Saturday events and once gain I have been invited to speak

I will be at SQL Saturday Gothenburg (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/536/eventhome.aspx#sqlsat536 on 27th August to showcase some of the new features in SQL Server 2016 

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 16 August 2016

What is Enterprise Architecture?

This is an interesting question. Lets look at couple of definitions starting with Wikipedia’s definition

“Enterprise architecture (EA) is "a well-defined practice for conducting enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation, using a holistic approach at all times, for the successful development and execution of strategy. Enterprise architecture applies architecture principles…

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

TGI SQL Friday – Weekly round up Friday 12 August 2016

This week has seen the launch of my new SQL Server newsletter in conjunction with Learning Tree. If you would like to sign up go to http://info.learningtree.com/sql-signup/and you’ll start receiving the regular newsletter, keeping you  up to date with the latest news and views in the world of…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 12 August 2016

SQL Server Newsletter @LearningTree

As many of you know I have been delivering Learning Tree training courses since way back in 2010. Combing training course delivery along with my other SQL Server consulting work has been very rewarding. Delivering training with Learning Tree are always very enjoyable weeks for me. My main focus in…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 10 August 2016

Great Value IT Training 9th August – Automate with PowerShell

It’s that time of the week when the Great Value IT training page gets its weekly update and this week there are some great courses on offer.

One course that  I would like to draw you attention to is 969 Windows PowerShellAutomating Administrative tasks. PowerShell is undoubtedly a very…

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

Top 5 books on Enterprise Architecture

My post the top 3 books for becoming TOGAF certified punlished   last week looked at books on preparing for the TOGAF certification. Those books were specific to passing the TOGAF exams. 
What if you wanted to learn about Enterprise Architecture without the focus being on passing a certification exam? 

I…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 August 2016

Great Value IT Training early August Update

Its that time of the week when get the latest Learning Tree courses that have been available for £750 plus VAT. I'm sure that you will agree that this is great value IT Training

There is something in here for everyone. As a data and SQL Server person I think…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 3 August 2016

Top 3 books for Becoming TOGAF Certified

I  often get asked what books are useful for preparing for the TOGAF certification exam. The resources are generally from the open group but you can get them from Amazon and other leading book stores:

  1. The Full TOGAF 9.1 document - http://amzn.to/2aFaijU you can get this document free from the…

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

Day1 - Assertiveness Skills: Communicating with Authority and Impact

This is the last course of my July training month. This is my second course this week. Yesterday I was teaching a 1-day course Writing SQL Queries. That went very well. You can read all about how that day went here.

For the rest of this week I…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 27 July 2016

Check out the latest and greatest...Great Value It Training Offers

Here's this weeks list of courses. At £750 plus VAT... I can't see how you can fail

1902: Linux Virtualisation 4 Day starting   4days 30th August
1197 Achieving ITIL Foundation Certification  30th August
450 Introduction to Networking 4 Days 30th August
2413 Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services 4 Days 30th…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 26 July 2016

SELECT * FROM....Writing SQL Queries...

This week is my fourth week on the spin being involved in a Learning Tree Course. This week we have double bubble. I teaching a Course today and I'm Producing a course tomorrow.
Today I will be teaching a one day course titled Writing SQL Queries. This course provides…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 26 July 2016

Fourth Week in July

This is the fourth week of four of my July training programming and this week we have two courses that I am involved in

Tomorrow 26th July I will be teaching a one day course titled Writing SQL Queries. This course provides and introduction to writing queries, using…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 25 July 2016

Day 3: Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean and XP

It's week 3 of my jammed packed training schedule this July. This week I'm producing course 918 Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean and XP After the pre-course meeting with Alan O'Callaghan on Tuesday evening and sitting through Day1 and Day 2 this is turning into an interesting week for me and…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 22 July 2016

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