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SQL Man of Mystery

Wes Brown is a PASS chapter leader and SQL Server MVP. He writes for SQL Server Central and maintains his blog at http://www.sqlserverio.com. Wes is Currently serving as a Senior Lead Consultant at Catapult Systems. Previous experiences include Product Manager for SQL Litespeed by Quest software and consultant to fortune 500 companies. He specializes in high availability, disaster recovery and very large database performance tuning. He is a frequent speaker at local user groups and SQLSaturdays.

Archives: July 2010

The Dangers of Sub-queries!!!!

Ok, now that I have your attention this really should be titled the danger of not qualifying all objects, but that isn’t quite as sensational enough to make you click through to here

Imagine if you will, a developer expects ten records to be inserted into a table and the… Read more

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Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 29 July 2010

Fusion-IO releases new 2.1 driver and firmware

And it is well worth the upgrade. I recently had the opportunity to interview David Flynn CEO of Fusion-IO and that will be coming up soon. I have been beta testing the 2.0 driver for quite some time and have been very happy with the performance and reduction in required… Read more

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Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 23 July 2010

Creating UDL Files On The Fly

Many years ago, in the dark ages of DTS I created a little app that would take two parameters and build a UDL file. This an some crafty VBScript allowed me to loop through a list of servers on the fly. I haven’t thought about this code in almost ten… Read more

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Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 19 July 2010

Building My New Home, SQL Server IO

April of 2009 I decided it was time to blog about my SQL Server experiences in earnest. Steve Jones (twitter|blog) over at SQL Server Central was very supportive and gave me some space there. I’ve been playing with diffrent blogging platforms over the last six months… Read more

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Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 14 July 2010

The PASS Session Selection Process, My Experience Part 3

In my last two posts I talked specifically about the process. This round I’m going to discuss the tools of the trade. Note: These are my views and opinions and not that of PASS in any way shape or form.

This was my first year on the program committee. From… Read more

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Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 12 July 2010

The PASS Session Selection Process, My Experience Part 2

In part one I talked about the abstracts. While important, abstracts are only one part of a complicated selection dance. Since there are so many submissions and so few slots even the best abstracts may not be chosen.

The Selection Criteria

We were given a set of instructions and categories… Read more

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Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 9 July 2010

The PASS Session Selection Process, My Experience Part 1

Well, I have just finished up my part in the abstract selection process for the PASS Summit. This was my first year as a volunteer in this process so I don’t have any specific previous experience to draw on. I have some experiences that are similar. Some of you may… Read more

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Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 7 July 2010