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Archives: October 2009

PASS Presentation Rehearsal

My friend Trevor Barkhouse called me up a couple of nights ago and asked if I could host a Live Meeting Rehearsal of his PASS Presentation.  Is that a question, of course I can.  So if you have some time this morning join in a for a sneak peek.  The… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 30 October 2009

SQLLunch – Accidental DBA and Performance Data Collector

If you haven’t had a chance to attend the SQL Lunch Live Meeting learning series then sign in Monday at 11:30 CST for our next meeting.  Barry Ralston will be presenting on the Data Collector. 

Speaker:  Barry Ralston

Time: 11:30 AM CST

Meeting URL:  https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=3GBFMJ&role=attend

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0 comments, 291 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 23 October 2009

Wildcard – Match One Character using Underscore (_)

I was recently contacted by a developer with what I would consider to be a very simple question.  How do you search for string of the same length starting and ending with given characters.  My response was simple, use the underscore(_) Wildcard Character Match.  The person looked very puzzled from… Read more

3 comments, 1,177 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 21 October 2009

SQL Saturday #21 Orlando – Recap

This past weekend I had the pleasure of not only attending, but speaking at SQL Saturday in Orlando, FL.  When I arrived in Orlando on Friday I drove over to the SQL Share office and met Andy Warren and Jack Corbett.  Two great guys.  When I arrived at the… Read more

4 comments, 337 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 19 October 2009

SQL Server Lunch Milestone (100+ Attendees)

Today’s SQL Lunch was a huge success, even though we experienced a few technical difficulties.  Tim Mitchell spoke on Deploying Report Builder 2.0 for Self-Service Reporting, which apparently is a very hot topic.  There were 100 people in attendance.  When I initially started the SQL Lunch I always hoped to… Read more

2 comments, 179 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 12 October 2009

Next SQL Lunch - Deploying Report Builder 2.0 for Self-Service Reporting

Meeting URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=95MQQM&role=attend

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Click the above Meeting URL around 11:00 AM CST on 10/12/2009 to join the meeting

Date: 10/12/2009

Time: 11:30 AM

Meeting URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=95MQQM&role=attend

Presenter: Tim Mitchell .Tim is a Microsoft SQL Server consultant, developer, speaker, and trainer.  He has been… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 9 October 2009

Baton Rouge October SQL Server User Group

Last night I presented, Monitoring Disk Space using CLR, to the Baton Rouge Area SQL Server User Group.  There were approximately 20 people in attendance.  I will be giving this presentation again next week at SQL Saturday #21 in Orlando, FL.  I was surprised that so many attendees were unfamiliar… Read more

0 comments, 243 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 9 October 2009

MSDE – Database Size Limit

Most of you are aware that the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE) limits database size to 2 gigabytes.  However, how do you know when it reaches that limit.  Well, the database becomes inaccessible.  Yesterday one of my clients called and said, “My SQL Server is not running, can… Read more

7 comments, 4,132 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 8 October 2009

SQL Lunch Starting at 11:30 AM CST 10/5/2009

TOPIC:  SQL Lunch - Memory Management in SQL Server Analysis Services

If you haven’t already, go out and register for today’s SQL Lunch.  Remember every attendee in the meeting will be entered in a drawing for a FREE full license of full license of SQL Sentry Performance Advisor (a $1,495… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 5 October 2009

My Top 10 SQL Saturday Tips

Top 10 SQL Saturday Coordination Tips

1.  First and probably the most important thing is to assemble a very responsible and dependable group of people to assist in coordinating the event.  These individuals must share the same level of commitment as the Primary Coordinator.  This I think is the most… Read more

3 comments, 576 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 5 October 2009

SQL Saturday #21 – Orlando

Well we are less than two weeks away from SQL Saturday #21 in Orlando, FL.  My bags are packed and I can’t wait to join so many SQL Professionals in a day of learning, sharing and networking.  If you are in the area and have not registered please do so. … Read more

1 comments, 164 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 5 October 2009

SQL Lunch - Memory Management in SQL Server Analysis Services

EVERY ATTENDEE IN THE MEETING WILL BE ENTERED IN A DRAWING FOR A FREE full license of SQL Sentry Performance Advisor (a $1,495 value)

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0 comments, 439 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 2 October 2009

Installer Cache – C:\Windows\Installer

Over the past few months I have been upgrading most of my SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2005 installs to 2008.  Recently, a developer found some issues with the upgrade and we concluded that SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 and a recent Cumulative Hotfix would resolve the problem.  About… Read more

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Posted in SQLDownSouth on 2 October 2009

Tips for Networking at PASS

This year will be my third trip to the PASS conference.  If you have met me or had any conversation with me, you know that I LIKE TO TALK.  If time permitted I would try to meet and talk with everyone in attendance at the conference.  When I speak at… Read more

9 comments, 398 reads

Posted in SQLDownSouth on 1 October 2009