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Anup SivaDas handles the Database Engineering initiatives for Expedia, Inc. (http://www.expedia.com/), having IT experience of more than 9 years. Anup is an active blogger with SQLSailor.com, and can also be found on MSDN SQLServer forums and BeyondRelational.com. He has handled multiple SQLServer projects for various fortune 500 companies, and gained enrich proficiency within Database Administration, Database Architecture for Cloud, Consulting, Virtualization, Build, and Production Support activities. Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn

Archives: May 2013

Have you configured Database Mail to utilize multiple SMTP Accounts ?

Lets start discussing about this subject by closely looking at the term Redundancy.  What is redundancy all about ?

Wikipedia defines redundancy as “In engineering, redundancy is the duplication of critical components or functions of a system with the intention of increasing reliability of the system, usually… Read more

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Posted in SQLSailor.com on 24 May 2013

Book Review – Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step” by Ed Wilson;O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Today I will talk about a book  titled  ” Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step” by Ed Wilson;O’Reilly Media, Inc.

When I first heard that Ed Wilson is writing a book on Windows PowerShell I was greatly excited. I am a great fan of PowerShell and by all means… Read more

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Posted in SQLSailor.com on 23 May 2013

SQLSaturday Redmond(SQLSat212) – A quick recap !

That was indeed a great day at Redmond. I had a great time talking to some of the best SQLServer minds and learned something new.

It all started with a wonderful keynote by Buck Woody(B/T),and he delivered quite an interesting talk on SQLServer history. A journey… Read more

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Posted in SQLSailor.com on 20 May 2013

SQLSaturday Redmond(SQLSat212) is almost here…Will you be there?

This is my first SQLSaturday and I’m super excited to attend this event.

SQLSaturday’s are always a great opportunity to learn something exciting, and shake hands with those people who are really passionate about SQLServer.

SQLSat212 has got some good sessions and I’m looking forward to have a great time… Read more

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Posted in SQLSailor.com on 16 May 2013

The Activity Monitor is unable to execute queries against the server !

I’m generally not a great fan of Activity Monitor which is built in with SSMS,however today I wanted to check some processes details and opened Activity Monitor after a long long time.

Straight away I was struck with this error.

By using the ‘Show Technical Details’ button I tried to… Read more

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Posted in SQLSailor.com on 2 May 2013