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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Archives: November 2018

Fun with Savepoints–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers.

I haven’t spent a lot of time with savepoints, but I did find a question recently and thought I’d take a moment to dig into how they work.… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 15 November 2018

Random Pix from the 2018 PASS Summit

A few memories from me. First, a beautiful late arrival view.

My first session feels a little lonely

It started to fill a bit later

A few selfies, Angela

Mala

Bert

David

Brent

TJ

and my view during a break after Thursday’s sessions.

Where’s my room?

It’s a wrap

After… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 12 November 2018

Vote for the PASS Board of Directors

Voting is open for the PASS Board of Directors. It’s a non-event this year, with three open positions and three candidates. That’s disappointing, as I would hope to see new candidates, new blood, and some change in the organization. I’m not complaining, since I didn’t run, but I hope that… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 9 November 2018

Creating a Quick Dashboard Widget

I read Carlos Robles blog on creating an Azure Data Studio (ADS) insight widget and decided to try this for myself. I decided to try and get a list of object types and a count of each. Following instructions, here’s what I did.

First, I wrote a query that would… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 8 November 2018

A Busy Summit

I’m only at the PASS Summit for two days, but they will be busy. If you’re at the event and want to find me, here’s my schedule. If you do see me, please feel free to say hi. If I can’t stop to chat for long, it’s because I’m… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 7 November 2018

Setting Memory–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers.

I had a great time away, and upon my return, I found lots of emails and messages to review from work. One of these was a note that… Read more

0 comments, 415 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 5 November 2018

Adding SQL Search to Azure Data Studio

There are a limited number of extensions available for Azure Data Studio (ADS), but one that came out early is SQL Search. This is highlighted as a recommended extension from Microsoft. Redgate worked with them early on in the lifecycle of the product to get this extension working, including helping… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 November 2018