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SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Part 7

More of the same with the next Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server book giveaway.  So far, I’ve sent out six copies of the book based on comments from the past six (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) posts.  I’ve made a… Read more

3 comments, 157 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 1 August 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – August 1, 2016

It’s Monday and time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on… Read more

0 comments, 144 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 1 August 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – July 18, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on this… Read more

0 comments, 95 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 18 July 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 6 (Index Myths)

And now for something not so different with week 6 of the Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server book giveaway.  So far, I’ve sent out five copies of the book based on comments from these (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) posts.

Expert Performance… Read more

5 comments, 197 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 14 July 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – July 11, 2016

It’s Monday and time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week.  I spent the weekend with family and a bit of tried out Pokemon Go with the kids, so nothing too interesting to share going into this weekend.  That said, if you haven’t already, follow me on… Read more

0 comments, 186 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 11 July 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 5

It’s time for week 5 of giving out some copies of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server.  So far, I’ve sent out four copies of the book based on comments from those posts.  You can find the previous weeks’ posts to review those topics here: 1, 2,… Read more

4 comments, 148 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 5 July 2016

Tuesday Morning SQL Break – July 5, 2016

Yesterday was a holiday here in the United States, so I’m starting the week on Tuesday.  For those in the same boat as me, this will be a short week, which means less time to get stuff done.  In short weeks, it’s important to use your time as productively as… Read more

0 comments, 119 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 5 July 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – June 27, 2016

The best way to make the most of the week is to set your goals.  One of the things I try to do every week is to identify three goals for each week.  What three things do I want to accomplish that will move my workload further down the road.… Read more

0 comments, 181 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 27 June 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 4 (the late edition)

So… it’s Saturday night and I missed getting this out on Friday morning…

But, in past three weeks’ posts (1, 2, 3), I talked about how I’ve got a few copies of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server to give away.  This is a book that… Read more

3 comments, 165 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 26 June 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – June 20, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s weekly blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on… Read more

0 comments, 130 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 20 June 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 3

In past two weeks’ posts (1, 2) I talked about how I’ve got a few copies of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server to give away.  This is a book that I co-wrote with Grant Fritchey (Blog | @gfritchey) last summer, which I think can… Read more

10 comments, 174 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 17 June 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – June 13, 2016

Usually on my Monday posts, I include a pretty bland cookie cutter header. Nothing to extravagant, just an introduction.  It’s time to make the most of this opportunity to make a mark on the week.

As part of this opportunity, it probably makes sense to start a conversation round personal… Read more

0 comments, 129 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 13 June 2016

How To Get A Free SQL Server Indexing Book – Week 2

Free Book!

Another free indexing books, more awesome!

In last week’s post, I talked about how I’ve got a number of copies of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server; that I co-wrote with Grant Fritchey (Blog | @gfritchey). Since these books don’t help anyone sitting on… Read more

8 comments, 223 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 10 June 2016

Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Harari, made it on my reading list after hearing about Mark Zuckerberg’s list of books everyone should read. And since then, I’ve seen other recommendations for reading it, such as the recommendation from Bill Gates. Having now read Sapiens,… Read more

1 comments, 170 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 8 June 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – June 6, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s Monday Morning SQL Break.  A chance to catch up on links I’ve shared and popular post from this blog.  To keep the conversation going through the week, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL).

To kick things off this week, it’s Monday so let’s… Read more

0 comments, 131 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 6 June 2016

How To Get A Free SQL Server Indexing Book – Week 1

Free indexing books, awesome!

Before I tell you how, lets start with what we are talking about here. If you weren’t aware, last summer I worked with Grant Fritchey (Blog | @gfritchey) to update Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server. The new edition jumps from 10 to… Read more

10 comments, 264 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 3 June 2016

Why Do I Write? And Should I Continue?

It’s been about six months now since my career to a sharp right turn. At the request of my kids, I left a decade of consulting for a role as a full-time work in as a database architect with a financial services company.

Since this change, I’ve spent a lot… Read more

6 comments, 170 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 2 June 2016

“Tuesday Morning” SQL Break – May 31, 2016

Yesterday it was Monday, which is when I usually aim to post a weekly blog and twitter round-up.  But since I slept-in and went to Valleyfair yesterday, I got an excellent reason not to get this finished.  So instead of a Monday morning post, we’ve got a Tuesday evening.  But… Read more

2 comments, 190 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 31 May 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – May 23, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on this… Read more

0 comments, 150 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 23 May 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – May 16, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on this… Read more

0 comments, 141 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 23 May 2016

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