This is a very hectic time of year in the SQL Community. Add the usual stresses of work, family and… Read more
I have had the distinct pleasure of being asked to review a book by RedGate. The book is by a friend and respected community member Gail Shaw (blog | twitter). The book is a stairways style book and is titled “SQL Server Transaction Log Management.”
I… Read more
One of the best lines I heard in the past few weeks was “That train has sailed.” Combine that with a crazy schedule and we now have a SQL Crazy train that floats from event to event.
Next whistle stop is Providence Rhode Island at…
Good news everybody. October 1st is no longer the day that the MCM was prescribed to die. The Microsoft Certified Master is now on life support until December 31st, 2013. Which means that the Jan 1st (for any interested in New Years resolutions), the Advanced Certifications at Microsoft will have… Read more
My deadline is fast approaching. It seems these days that editors have no patience. On top of that there is this ever-shrinking deadline problem and the constantly shrinking lead-time to publication issue.
Oh wait, it’s only TSQL Tuesday. But the end of TSQL Tuesday is fast approaching, and I am… Read more
Are you ready for some SQL?
If you are like me, you are probably almost always ready for some SQL. Well, we have just what you are hungry for – more SQL.
Thursday evening we have the distinct pleasure of having Bob Hovious present to the Las Vegas SQL… Read more
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
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
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
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
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.
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
It is time for another installment in the monthly blog party for SQL Server professionals known as TSQL Tuesday.
Spring is in the air, I think.
Chad Crawford will be presenting to the group on the tastiness that is Service Broker.
Service Broker in Action
SQL… Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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