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SQL Saturday Exeter

A couple weeks back was the second SQL Saturday to be held in Exeter. Although I wasn’t speaking this time, my friend, colleague and fellow contributor to this blog, David Postlethwaite was making his full speaking debut delivering a session entitle “Real DBAs Don’t need a GUI” it was a… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 7 April 2014

SQL Server 2012 and Virtual Service Accounts

This post is written by David Postlethwaite
If you are using SQL Server 2012 you will probably have noticed that the default account for the SQL services has changed from that used in previous versions. With SQL 2005 and 2008 the default account for SQL service and SQL Agent service…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 13 January 2014

SQL Server Training in London this Christmas

If you are thinking of upgrading to SQL Server 2012 in the near future then why not join me in London this December, Wednesday 18th to Friday  20th December at Learning Tree’s London Education Centre (LEC) which is based at Euston House on Eversholt.

You can read more about the… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 9 December 2013

Superfast Broadband – can be a drawn out slow and frustrating process

I’m writing this blog post to simply to vent some frustration. I live in Wales’ third largest city, Newport and for some obscure unbelievable reason I am unable to get high speed internet. BT’s online speed check currently tells me the very best I can hope for is…

I never… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 6 December 2013

Test Post – Please ignore

I’m just testng out my new laptop making sure things are working as they should

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 18 November 2013

SQL Server Training Events–November and December 2013

I’m in New York City this week delivering a SQL Server Virtualization and Consolidation 3 days course for Learning Tree. You might be a little too late to join me at that event but I have two more course scheduled this year

At the end of November 27th-30th I’m teaching… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 29 October 2013

Job: SQL Server DBA (Permanent UK)

A client of mine are looking for a good SQL Server DBA on a permanent basis, the location is flexible with offices in the South West and South London. The role offers a competitive package with excellent benefits, they are a great company to work for. If you have some… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 5 September 2013

SQL Saturday #200 - Philadelphia

If you read my post from yesterday you will know I will be spending some time on the US east coast at the end of May.Last week my friend and fellow Learning Tree instructor Sharon Dooley asked me if I would like to attend SQL Saturday #200 in Philadelphia which… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 May 2013

SQL Server Travels–May 2013

 

At the end of this month of May, I will be teaching Learning Tree’s 3 day SQL Server Virtualization course at Learning Tree’s Washington DC’s Rockville education centre. The course will run from Wednesday 29th May through to Friday 31st May. You can enrol for this course by following… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 7 May 2013

SQL Server Training in the Summer Time

Its been a long winter so far this weekend has seen the first signs of spring here in South Wales, the Sun has been out nearly all weekend. The temperatures have been in double figures most of the time and I even got to cut the grass and fix so… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 22 April 2013

Friday Fun – Football Derbies

This is an off-topic post for a Friday. With Cardiff City reaching the premier league this week and all the joy that had brought Cardiff City fans throughout South Wales this week I thought this might make a nice change of topic and a bit of fan on a Friday.… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 19 April 2013

TSQL Tuesday #41–Presenting and Loving it?

Well sort of…it took a while.

I’d done some plays and singing at school but my mother made me practice and practice and practice and she  was always in the crowd to cheer me on so it was never that bad, if ever I forgot my lines my mother who… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 9 April 2013

@LearningTree: SQL Server High Availability

Learning Tree are offering their 3 day SQL Server High Availability course this April in London. Running between 17th and 19th of April and taught by Chris Radcliffe come and learn all about SQL Server high availability and get your hands dirty with

  • SQL Server Clustering
  • Database Mirroring
  • Availability Groups

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 28 March 2013

Slide Deck–SQL Saturday Exeter

In my session (An Introduction to SQL Server Virtualisation) at SQL Saturday Exeter I told the attendees that I would be making my slide deck available after the event. In my blog post early this week where I reviewed my day at SQL Saturday Exeter I also mentioned that I… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 13 March 2013

SQL Saturday Exeter - Review

This last weekend I attended my first SQL Server Saturday event. The event was held in The Jury’s Inn in Exeter and was superbly arranged and organised by Jonathan (b|t) and Annette (b) Alan and the great team of volunteers from the SQL South… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 11 March 2013

SQL Saturday Exeter - I'm speaking

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…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 March 2013

SQL Saturday - Exeter

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

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 8 March 2013

Upgrading to SQL Server 2012?

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),…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 6 March 2013

Virtualising your SQL Server?

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

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 4 March 2013

SELECT TOP 5 PERCENT WITH TIES

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.

Then I realised I have no idea what that number means so I did a few calculations. It seems  LinkedIn Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 12 February 2013

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