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Do you have Influence? Live from London Day 2

Live from London Day 2

In the most important news of the day, Wales play Portugal in the semi-final of the Euros later….I’m so excited, I can’t wait.

Last night we asked the question do you want to retain your best employees. We in partnership with Learning Tree UK…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 6 July 2016

Do You Want to Retain Your Best Employees?

I think you do.

According to a report by Oxford Economics  it costs in excess of £30K, or if you prefer, at today's  exchange rate, about $40k to replace a member of staff.

Providing your staff with learning and development opportunities is proven to help in retaining them.

Some…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 5 July 2016

Influence Skills Live from London Day 1

This week I am producing course 294 Influence Skills: Getting Results without  Direct Authority. I wrote  what being a producer means here. Today I’m going Live blog the event so you can get a feel for the types of topics covered in the course and the activities that…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 5 July 2016

Influence Skills

I wrote in my earlier post today that I was producing 294 Influence Skills: Getting results without direct authority. I said in that post it was my favourite non-technical Learning Tree course.

Well this afternoon I have had the pre-course meeting with the lead instructor this week Parmjit Kalsi… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 4 July 2016

July Already...

Amazingly its July already, the year is flying by. With a very busy July and August lined up and a nice holiday at the end of it, there is a lot to look forward too.

Over the next four weeks I’m going to be involved in some training events with…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 4 July 2016

Introducing SQL Server Reporting Services

In an earlier post I introduced the SQL Server umbrella and briefly discussed a number of products that make up the SQL Server stack. One of those products and a key element of the SQL Server family is SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). SQL Server Reporting Services is Microsoft’s enterprise…

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

BREXIT…IT professionals need a plan… much like the UK government

The events that have unfolded over the last few days since the shock result that the BRExit referendum delivered, has, quite rightly caused a huge amount of press coverage in the UK. The remain camp are very upset and angry at the result, mainly because they can see possible negative…

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

IT Training: Super Duper Deal!!

In the wake of last week’s BREXIT vote and subsequent fallout, I decided to delay making this announcement until today. I wanted to ensure that this deal didn’t get lost in the shockwaves of the referendum result.

Gethynellis.com has been working in collaboration with Learning Tree since 2010 writing, developing…

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

SQL Server 2016 RTM – Is Anyone Still Waiting for the First Service Pack?

Well most of the SQL Server news last week focused around the launch of SQL Server 2016. SQL Server RTM dropped on 1st June and a quick twitter poll, suggests that some  people at least will be deploying SQL Server 2016 in production before the end of the year.

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 6 June 2016

Putting your Head in the Clouds–An Introduction to Cloud Computing and Microsoft Azure

If you attended David’s session Putting your Head in the Clouds today at SQL Bits today you can download the create database script and his slide deck from the links below:


Also David mentioned his eBook in the talk today you can download that for free using the… Read more

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

Go and See David’s Session at SQL Bits on Saturday

In yesterday’s blog about the latest version of David’s book on SQL Azure I mentioned David was delivering his SQL Azure talk  at SQLBITs tomorrow. So I thought I’d write a short post for a Friday encouraging you to go.


You will find David in Dome 8 at 2.30pm…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 6 May 2016

Free eBook – Azure SQL Databases


PuttingYour Head In the Cloud An Introduction to Cloud Computing and Azure SQLDatabases by David Postlethwaite has been revised in readiness for David’s session at SQL Bits this coming Saturday


 

Since the publication of the first edition of this book last year, the Azure portal has changed significantly and…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 5 May 2016

Word Wrap in SQL Server Management Studio

I was delivering a SQL Server upgrade class last week in Toronto Canada. I got asked a slightly off topic question. It went something like this…

“Can you get the text in management studio to word-wrap?”

Word-wrap is not on by default. You can see from the image  below we… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 4 May 2016

Word-wrap in SQL Server Management Studio

I was delivering a SQL Server upgrade class last week in Toronto Canada. I got asked a slightly off topic question. It went something like this…

“Can you get the text in management studio to word-wrap?”


Word-wrap is not on by default. You can see from the image  below…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 4 May 2016

Weekly Round-up 30 April 2016


It’s been an interesting week for me. I spent last week in Toronto delivering a SQL Server upgrade course and a very enjoyable week it was too.  Couldn’t get tickets for the Raptors playoff game so I have to make do watching it on TV and treat myself to…

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

Can’t RDP to Azure VM?

I ran into an interesting problem early this month. I was spinning up an Azure VM with SQL Server 2016 RC0 on it. For testing purposes. Looking at Stretch databases a new feature in SQL Server 2016

I run through the usual wizard to spin up a VM but I…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 18 April 2016

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

Weekly Roundup–SQL Server and Related News

Happy Tuesday . Here's the latest technology based blogs and articles I have been reading this week. Mainly SQL Server themed but a couple of others in there for good measure.

SQL Server

Searching for a string in an Object definition in a database. That is find a reference to…

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

SQL Server 2005 is Now Out of Support (12 April 2016)

SQL Server 2005 is now out of support. I remember going to a SQL Server 2005 launch event at the premises of Microsoft partner is South Wales back in the day.

It feels like the end of an era.

If you still have SQL Server 2005 instances and databases you… Read more

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 11 April 2016

TSQL– Search for Strings in Object Definitions

I have been  working nn an environment  that had multiple copies of a database on the same SQL server instance. In this case the SQL Server was acting as both a UAT and Training environment.
The application was supported by two databases. Each database had the need to reference objects…

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Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 6 April 2016

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