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T-SQL Tuesday 61: A Season of Giving

Tis the season for TSQL Tuesday.  Not only is it that season again, but it is also the Holiday season.

During this season, many people start to think about all of the things for which they are thankful.  Many may start to think about their families and friends.  And many… Read more

0 comments, 82 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 9 December 2014

SQLSat in DC – it’s a wrap


This past weekend I had the opportunity to go visit Washington DC.  It was just the second time I got to stay in the Nation’s capitol for more than just a few hours.  The previous opportunity came with last years event which I talked about here.  Sadly, my time… Read more

2 comments, 72 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 8 December 2014

Murder in Charleston

I am about to set sail on a new venture with my next official whistle stop.  This year has been plenty full of whistle stops and I plan on continuing.  You can read (in full) about previous whistle stops and why they are called whistle stops here.

Suffice it… Read more

0 comments, 103 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 8 December 2014

Audit Database File Size Changes

Recently I shared an article on how to track the growths and shrinks that occur within database files.  I shared that article here, you should read it before proceeding with today’s article.

Near the end of that article I declared that it was a really good method to track… Read more

1 comments, 134 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 26 November 2014

TSQL Tuesday #60: Something Learned This Way Comes

It is once again time to come together as a community and talk about a common theme.  This monthly gathering of the community has just reached it’s 5th anniversary.  Yes, that’s right.  We have been doing this for 60 months or five years at this point.  That is pretty cool. Read more

4 comments, 152 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 November 2014

Summit 2014 – Next Impressions

As Summit 2014 begins to wind down, it is time for some more impressions from the week.  The week has been good so far.  It has been very busy and also can be quite a drain mentally and physically from everything that has transpired.

If you are interested, I have… Read more

4 comments, 148 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 7 November 2014

Summit 2014 – Early Impressions

Summit 2014 is upon us.  Unless you are still under a rock, you probably know that.  And if you are under that rock, I am curious how you are reading this.

While it is early on in the week for the PASS Summit, things have really been going since Sunday… Read more

3 comments, 110 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 6 November 2014

Ghosts – an eXtrasensory Experience

This is the last article in a mini-series diving into the existence of ghosts and how to find them within your database.

So far this has been a fun and rewarding dive into Elysium to see and chat with these entities.  We have unearthed some means to be able to… Read more

4 comments, 110 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 28 October 2014

Database Ghosts

Recently you may have seen my first article on this topic over at SQL Solutions Group.  If not, here is the link so you can read that article first before proceeding here.  This article is intended as a first of two part follow-up to that article.

Now that you… Read more

3 comments, 6,003 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 22 October 2014

Murder In Utah

I am about to set sail on a new venture with my next official whistle stop.  This year has been plenty full of whistle stops and I plan on continuing.  You can read (in full) about previous whistle stops and why they are called whistle stops here.

Suffice it… Read more

1 comments, 128 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 October 2014

October 2014 Las Vegas UG Meeting

The Las Vegas User Group is happy to announce our monthly meeting.  The meeting is available for in person and webinar style.  The start time is 6:30 PM Pacific and the details are listed in this post.  We hope to see you there!

This month we have a special treat… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 8 October 2014

Microsoft, Me and the MVP

October 1st is one of the quarterly dates that Microsoft announces all of the new people into the MVP program.  It is also a day in which Microsoft recognizes many already in the program and renews their status for the upcoming year.

This time around, I had the distinct honor… Read more

2 comments, 141 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 2 October 2014

September 2014 Las Vegas UG Meeting

Who is up for a little free learning this week? Besides the opulence and feast that was the 24 Hours of PASS (Summit Preview), we have more training in store for you from the people in Las Vegas. Let’s call this a preview for next week which happens to be… Read more

1 comments, 132 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 10 September 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #58 – Security Phrases

Today is once again TSQL Tuesday.  This month the event and topic are being hosted by Sebastian Meine (blog | twitter).  You can read all about the topic this month on his blog inviting all to participate.

Despite Sebastian being a real cool kid, I was not too… Read more

1 comments, 5,912 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 9 September 2014

Effects of sp_rename on Stored Procedures

There comes a time when mistakes are made.  Sometimes those mistakes can be as annoying as a spelling mistake during the creation of a stored procedure.  When a mistake such as that happens, we are given a few choices.  One could either rename the stored procedure, drop and recreate the… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 August 2014

SQL Server UG in Vegas August 2014 Meeting

 

Another Great meeting and topic is coming to the folks in Las Vegas.  This month we have had the luck of finding Mike Fal (blog | twitter) step up and fill our speaker void.

Yes, it happens to be the second Thursday of the month already.  Being… Read more

0 comments, 114 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 August 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #57 – SQL Family and Community

Look at that, it is once again that time of the month that has come to be known as TSQL Tuesday.  TSQL Tuesday is a recurring blog party that occurs on the second Tuesday (most generally) of the month.  This event was the brainchild of Adam Machanic (Blog |… Read more

1 comments, 135 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 12 August 2014

Virtual Box is TOO Small

I have been working on upgrading my laptop.  Since my laptop housed a bunch of my virtual machines for various presentations and labs, that means also upgrading and/or converting my virtual machines.

The new laptop is Windows 8.1.  With the new laptop I was interested in converting a bunch of… Read more

0 comments, 430 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 5 August 2014

Presenting at PSSUG

 

Coming up this week, I have been given the opportunity to do something I enjoy doing.  I have been invited to present to the folks in Philadelphia.

Sebastian Meine (blog | twitter) approached me during SQL Saturday in Philadelphia and I was happy to help where I… Read more

0 comments, 159 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 4 August 2014

Murder in Raleigh

I am about to set sail on a new venture with my next official whistle stop.  This year has been plenty full of whistle stops and I plan on continuing.  You can read (in full) about previous whistle stops and why they are called whistle stops here.

Suffice it… Read more

1 comments, 7,098 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 4 August 2014

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