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Archives: August 2015

SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2015 Recap

SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2015 was our 7th annual event, but we're still learning lessons. Here's my official Planning Committee Chair's recap of the event.


Here's one of the big new things we did this year:
  • We have a large, four-building facility for our event with multiple entry points. We…

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Posted in SQL Tact on 28 August 2015

Actual Emails: Allow NUNS to Lead You to Good Clustered Index Design

Wrote this email exchange with a colleague who wanted to confirm that the client-proposed design for a table was... less than optimal.


Subject: clustered index
From: A. Developer

Hey William,
I believe the client created this Clustered Index... <horrifying screenshot of a clustered index with many large nvarchar columns as…

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Posted in SQL Tact on 23 August 2015

Your Devs' Questions Answered With sys.dm_server_services

It starts with "I'm a developer...

"... with no RDP access, how can I tell if the SQL Server Agent service is running?"
"... and I don't think CDC is working. Is the SQL Agent on?"
"... how can I tell how long has the SQL Server been running? Did…

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Posted in SQL Tact on 20 August 2015