Archives: November 2010
Up through SQL Server 2008 R2 database mirroring has been limited to a single mirror for each database. While that does work well for many companies, as you become larger and more dependent on your computer systems, there is a need to have multiple mirrors.
Often someone wants to failover… Read more
I highly encourage people to blog. I know that not everyone is a writer, but I think that blogging helps build some extremely valuable skills: communication skills. We all need them, and they help us in our careers, no matter what your job.
At SQLServerCentral, we’ve had a blog section… Read more
Coming back after a week off, even a holiday week when traffic is relatively low, is no fun. I have tons of email, lots of articles, and more than a few meetings to get to as well as a lot of writing to catch up on.
I had hoped to… Read more
Andy Warren recommended The Checklist Manifesto to me and after seeing his review, I decided to grab it. It’s written by a surgeon, and starts with a few stories of how people were saved in the ER by some amazing teamwork.
The book then goes into a discussion on… Read more
It was totally off…
I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the first two days, which were full of too…
I’m heading to New York today, off for SQL Saturday #59. Another travel day, but I am looking forward to this trip. First, New York is one of the coolest cities in the world. Second, I get to meet a few people that I’ve wanted to meet: Robert Pearl… Read more
I’m all scheduled out for the next week with newsletters and content ready to go through Nov 29. I’m not sure I’ve ever been this far ahead, often counting on someone else to do a few things for me.
Hopefully this all works out with no phone calls from work… Read more
A quick look at the SQLServerCentral party at the 2010 PASS Summit, thanks to SQLChicken. It’s on UStream
Not great quality, but some fun commentary from Scott Gleason and Jorge.
My favorite part? A plug from Jorge: “SQL Compare saves booty.”
Recently I had the privilege of watching Paul Randal and Kimberly Tripp present (separately) at SQL Server Connections. If you have never seen them talk I would highly recommend you make time if you are ever at an event with them. They do a fantastic job.
In any case, they… Read more
I’m traveling to New York City on Friday for SQL Saturday #59 and returning Sunday morning. As soon as I get home, I’m heading to Winter Park for a week’s vacation for the Thanksgiving holiday. We were actually supposed to leave Sat, and my wife still might. So I’m planning… Read more
I received a note today about someone else that is plagiarizing content from SQLServerCentral. It’s a blog on Windows Live Spaces by ?? in Peking. I won’t link it here, since it’s not important.
There are any number of articles copied, with no attribution listed whatsoever. This person is from… Read more
I get asked this question fairly often. How do I find time to write so much, work on SQL Server, have a family, a ranch, etc. It seems that people often want to blog as much as me, or speak, or something else.
It’s natural, I often look at others… Read more
This is a great sign. I see if every time I go to Brother’s BBQ in Denver and it never fails to make me smile.
I snapped a quick picture last week, and in case you can’t see it because of the sun, the sign says:
FROM AROUND… Read more
- Business Intelligence Workshop - Patrick LeBlanc, Devin Knight, Mike Davis, & Adam Jorgensen
- Query Performance Tuning, Start to Finish - Grant Fritchey
- Maximize Your SQL Server 2008 Coding Skills - Plamen Ratchev
- Leadership and Team…
I haven’t ever worried about this, but I had the need recently to check. I was looking a SQL Sentry’s Plan Explorer and the instructions mentioned that you need the .NET Framework v4.0 installed.
So I decided to check my machine. First I hit Control Panel
However that doesn’t say… Read more
I'm still debating if…
And behind. I had scheduled out newsletters and editorials, but I came back to over…
When I was young, I never thought I did. I was sure that I knew what was best for my career and that I could figure things out by studying more, reading more, and learning more. Probably I had some trusts “issues” somewhere in my past, but I didn’t want… Read more