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…
As we approach the end of 2012 – The release year for SQL Server 2012 many of you as we approach 2013 will have version upgrades, hardware refreshed and the real possibility of SQL Server 2012 being run in your production environment. So you might be after some SQL Server…
For those that read my blog regularly you will know that I over the last couple of years I have been able travel quite extensively delivering SQL Server Training with Learning Tree. At the start of December I travelled to New York to deliver more SQL Server Training the course… Read more
I was reading a blog post by Steve Jones on Monday and I started to write a comment on his blog, as it turned out it that comment turned into this post. Now this week is SQL Server disaster recovery week over on sqlservercentral.com so I thought I’d get involved… Read more
Last week I was delivering a SQL Server Training course for learning tree. The course was 2109 SQL Server Virtualization and Consolidation: Hands-On. As part of the course the class discussion moved onto the importance tuning your queries ensuring they make efficient use of the servers resources. One of… Read more
I’m going to continue with my series of posts on analysing how well my SQL Server Consulting blog has done in terms of traffic this week, I’m doing this just as a way of document how well or not so well the blog is doing in terms of performance, traffic… Read more
Unbelievably it is December already and 2013 is fast approaching. With the Christmas break fast approaching now is the time to start thinking about your SQL Server training needs for start the new year.
If you are based in Europe and fancy a trip to Sweden in early January I… Read more
This post is little experiment I’m trying out this weekend. The SQL Server Consulting blog has been up and running since 2009 when it replaced my old website as my main publishing medium. Since that time traffic has steadily grown and one thing that' I’ve noticed recently is how different… Read more
As regular readers of my blog will now as part of role as a SQL Server consultant and SQL Server trainer I get to travel a fair bit. Well last week I was off on my travels again on a multi-stop tour of the mid-west USA. Taking in Chicago, Milwaukee,… Read more
Back in the old days before this blog when I was publishing a website instead that has long been consigned to the website dustbin I had a newsletter. It had a few subscribers and was generally well received, since I moved to the blog platform back in 2009 I let… Read more
This weeks blog posts have been focusing on books that I have read, like and recommend for learning SQL Server 2008. I’m often asked what books do I recommend for learning SQL Server 2008 and I nearly always reply with a question “What area of SQL Server do you want… Read more
Carrying on with book week and answering the question I’m often asked about what books I;d recommend to learn about SQL Server 2008 – This post is dedicate to the business intelligence stack.
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step
- Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
I’m often asked about what books I would recommend for learning more about SQL Server 2008 and I always respond with another question, what areas of SQL Server do you want to learn about?
So this post is my top 5 SQL Server 2008 database administration books
Develop a High Availability/Disaster Recovery Strategy – Protecting your company’s most valuable asset and keeping that asset available is a very important task for most companies. We can help you put in place a solid reliable backup strategy and implement SQL Server High Availability Features to protect your data and…
SQL Server Version Upgrade - You have SQL Server running nicely with no issues or problems. The trouble is its SQL Server 2005 and you know you need to consider migrating or upgrading to a later version of SQL Server but you don’t know where to begin? We can help,… Read more