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Archives: December 2011

Thoughts on SSSOLV December Meeting

This is very late – I know.  The meeting was held on December 8, 2011 and I haven’t yet shared my recap/thoughts about the meeting.

We hold the SQL Server Society of Las Vegas user group meeting on the second Thursday of every month.  We have decided to hold the… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 30 December 2011

January 2012 Las Vegas SQL UG

This month I am attempting to get a jump on things a bit.  I am hoping to get the info out in a more timely fashion throughout this new year for the User Group meetings for S3OLV.

Out with the old and in with the new.  Let’s ring in the… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 30 December 2011

December Recap

The past few months I have been pretty busy.  December is no exception to that.  Between normal work, moonlighting as a general contractor on my own basement, and trying to keep up with my family – it almost seems like the month has barely even been a blink.

Other than… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 29 December 2011

My Top 5 for 2011

I have seen a few recap posts bouncing around the net and started thinking about my own blog.  So out of curiosity, I decided to take a look at my top 5 posts for 2011.

So, since I already subscribe to Google Analytics, I decided to check the stats in… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 28 December 2011

Filtering in SSMS

Do you spend seconds, maybe even minutes trying to find things in SSMS?  Ever find yourself scrolling up and down thrown the tree trying to find that one specific object you seek?

Did you know it doesn’t have to be that way?  Microsoft has provided us the tools to help… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 21 December 2011

Public Role and Security

Having flown a fair amount lately, I was thinking about the various levels of security within an airport.  Part of that comes from seeing signs like the following all over the place.


These signs are placed in various places for very good reason.  But seeing a sign such as… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 20 December 2011

Why do I Blog?

Last week I heard about a new blog party/meme coming down the pipe for the #SQLFamily.  This new meme is Meme15 and is the pet project of Jason Strate (Blog|Twitter).  Here is the announcement.

So, as this first Meme15 begs, why did I start blogging? Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 17 December 2011

T-SQL Tuesday #025 – Holiday Gifts

Tis the Season

It is the season for TSQL Tuesday.  More importantly it is the season for giving and reflection.  And whether you celebrate Christmas or Chanukkah or Kawanzaa or TSQLTuesday because you believe or simply because of tradition, it is a good time to reflect and help somebody else. Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 13 December 2011

MCITP: 4 Down 0 To Go

Yay.  I finally took the plunge and decided to take Exam 70-451.  This is the MCITP exam for the SQL 2008 Dev track.

Frankly, I had taken my time with this one because I was a bit concerned after taking the 70-450 exam.  I saw that exam was more difficult… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 7 December 2011

December Event Reminder

We are now only two days away from the biggest event of the week!!


More accurately though, it is the BIGGEST event for the Las Vegas chapter of PASS between 6:30Pm and 8:30PM Pacific.

The event is our Monthly meeting.  And this month we have a pretty good topic… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 6 December 2011

All I want for Christmas…Meme Monday

This is a good way to start monday, with a meme.  This month Thomas LaRock has provided us with the theme and his entry here.

I thought of following along with a blog to match the song “Two front teeth” but don’t have nearly enough creative juices for that. Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 5 December 2011

Database Data and Log Size Info

Have you ever wanted or needed to get the data and log file size for all of the databases in your server?

I have seen scripts that would get this information in the past.  All of the scripts seemed to use either a cursor or the proc from Microsoft called… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 5 December 2011