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SQLSaturday Salt Lake City #246

Fast approaching (yeah just a couple of days out now), is SQLSaturday 246.  This year t

he event is sort of in Salt Lake City, being another 10-15 minutes south on the I-15 corridor.

I will be presenting this year.  I will also be attending to socialize, network, and learn… Read more

0 comments, 165 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 5 September 2013

SQLSat 235 Wrap-Up

Wow, more than two weeks past SQL Saturday in Curacao and I find a partially written wrap up post for Curacao in my queue.  I had fully intended on getting this out much sooner than this.

My apologies to those interested parties for the huge delay.

Curacao offered an excellent… Read more

0 comments, 159 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 3 September 2013

Rare Species, Extinction and the MCM

As of 11:04 PM MST ( -6 UTC ), the Microsoft Certified Master along with the other certifications in the Advanced certification series at Microsoft joined the ranks of the Panda on the Rare and Endangered Species list.

The email is readily available on the web, and can be read… Read more

8 comments, 272 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 2 September 2013

T-SQL Tuesday #45 Follow the Yellow Brick Road

We have the distinct pleasure once again to have a party full of SQL enthusiasts.  The best part is that few if any of us are even in the same room or building for this party.

The party is known as TSQL Tuesday and this month is hosted by Mickey… Read more

1 comments, 222 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 13 August 2013

SQLSaturday Curacao 2013

Are you looking for some beach time?  I know I am.  I also know that I will probably get some of that beach time at an upcoming SQL Saturday.  This SQL Saturday event will be held in Curacao in the Caribbean.

Organizing the SQL Saturday event is a friend, Roy… Read more

0 comments, 158 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 12 August 2013

T-SQL Tuesday #43 – Hello, Operator?

 

This month’s TSQL-Tuesday is hosted by Rob Farley (blog | twitter), who became a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server 2008 this past December (you know that elitist club that should wear Jedi robes to Summit 2013). As this month’s host, Rob has selected the topic of… Read more

2 comments, 282 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 12 June 2013

T-SQLTuesday #42! The Long and Winding Road

 

 

 

The Long and Winding Road

It is time for another installment in the monthly blog party for SQL Server professionals known as TSQL Tuesday.

This month we have the pleasure of being hosted by Wendy Pastrick (blog | twitter).  The topic for the month requires… Read more

2 comments, 218 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 May 2013

May 2013 Las Vegas UG

Spring is in the air, I think.

With that scent in the air, we have a nice juicy topic coming up this month for any and all that are interested.

Chad Crawford will be presenting to the group on the tastiness that is Service Broker.

Service Broker in Action

SQL… Read more

0 comments, 245 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 May 2013

Lost that Single-User Connection?

You have changed your database to single_user mode to do a task.  As you go about your business, you lose track of which connection was the single_user connection.  You start closing connections and mistakenly close the session that was your single_user connection.  Now you are unable to start a new… Read more

0 comments, 197 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 6 May 2013

MCM Road Less Traveled

I began this post back in October of 2012 after learning that I had passed the SQL Server 2008 MCM Knowledge exam.  I had set it aside in hopes of polishing it off after my first lab attempt at Summit 2012.  Notice I said first attempt?  I failed that first… Read more

10 comments, 223 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 16 April 2013

Las Vegas April 2013 UG Meeting

AlwaysOn – Finally, A usable ‘mirror’!

In the past, High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) had many limitations. Clustering and Mirroring are great, but the mirror/secondary database is not very usable since it is not online. Finally, AlwaysOn solves this limitation by merging both multi-node Clustering and mirroring. AlwaysOn also… Read more

0 comments, 277 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 10 April 2013

T-SQL Tuesday #040: File and Filegroup Wisdom

Backstory

Each month the SQL community comes together for an important party.  This is the blog party that was the brain child of Adam Machanic (Twitter) known as T-SQL Tuesday.

The party is a very good collaboration among data professionals on a pre-determined topic.  This month, for TSQL… Read more

3 comments, 359 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 12 March 2013

March 2013 LV UG Meeting

Another month and we have another installment (meeting) for the Data Professionals of the Las Vegas area.

This month we will be getting back on schedule with the usual meeting time and place.  We had a slight divergence last month due to that heartsy holiday.

We are excited about some… Read more

0 comments, 265 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 March 2013

Las Vegas February 2013 UG

I know it is right in the middle of TSQL2SDAY when this post is to go live.  If you don’t know what that is, you should go check out this months edition here.  The topic this month is good and should drive up a lot of participation.

It also… Read more

0 comments, 196 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 12 February 2013

Is your LOG backed up?

You have been doing a fantastic job of late.  You have all of your databases being backed up on a regular schedule.  Now you get an alert that your transaction log just keeps growing.  Why is that?

You decide to do a little investigation and find that you have your… Read more

1 comments, 523 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 February 2013

Audit Configuration Changes

Do you know the last time a Server Property was changed on your instances of SQL Server?

Are you wondering when the setting for max degree of parallelism was changed?

Do you know who changed the setting?

In some environments there are a lot of hands trying to help mix… Read more

2 comments, 1,112 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 24 January 2013

Last Time CheckDB was Run

Back in November 2012, I shared a story about checking the last known good checkdb in the boot page of a database.  You can read that story here.

This is an important enough topic that it is worth repeating frequently if I wanted to do that.  If  for no… Read more

8 comments, 416 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 17 January 2013

T-SQL Tuesday #38 Recap

This is the wrap up for TSQL Tuesday #38.  We had a good turnout this month with some new faces and with some regulars.  In total, we had 22 entries.  All of the entries this month were very good.

The topic was on “Standing Firm” and can be found by… Read more

0 comments, 341 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 15 January 2013

January S3OLV 2013

I hope you are ready for some free SQL learning.  Coming up on Thursday January 10th at 6:30 PM Pacific (GMT – 8 ) we will have a stellar opportunity to do just that – Learn!

Edwin Sarmiento will be presenting for us this at the upcoming monthly Las Vegas… Read more

0 comments, 342 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 9 January 2013

Fast Starts

We are barely under way with the New Year and it is shaping up to be a busier year already.  Not quite as busy as has been published by the folks at Confio – but busy nonetheless.

The first thing up for me is to get my SQL Learn on.… Read more

1 comments, 337 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 8 January 2013

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