Archives: March 2011
Yesterday, I went in for my re-take of the MCM written exam. If you recall, I failed the exam last time. I did a great job of failing, in fact, and only received a 522 on the exam. I didn’t share my score previously because it was a bit… Read more
- Grant Fritchey (Blog | @GFritchey) – Summary
- Jes Schultz Borland (Blog|@grrl_geek) – Summary
- Kelly Martinez (Blog |…
Previously, in a TSQL2sDay index summary post, I started a series on the DMV sys.dm_db_index_operational_stats. The series investigates how the columns in the DMV are populated and demonstrates how to aggregate values in the DMV.
The posts in this series are:
Last week I spoke at the TechFuse event in Minnesota – out at Mystic Lake Casino. As I mentioned in the session, I wanted to post the content from my session – Discovering The Plan Cache.
Along with including a few links that people might find useful. First, we… Read more
A couple weeks ago, I got some pretty great new. The book proposal that I had submitted to Apress was accepted. Over the next few months, I’ll be working on a book with a focus on indexing.
As part of this, I want to find out your indexing strategies? It’s… Read more
Twin Cities Code Camp will be hitting the University of Minnesota Campus again next month. This is a biannual event in the Twin Cities where developers can get together and show their code. An opportunity to see what other people are doing and to exchange ideas.
The event is on… Read more
Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been going back and forth with some e-mails with PASS. The result of which places me in the open Regional Mentor position for the North Central region.
For… Read more
Here’s wishing you a Happy Pi Day…
If my picture isn’t good enough, here’s a better representation of pi.
Hope you didn’t forget about Daylight Savings if you are one of the those afflicted by this change in the time zone.
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This month we have:
SQL Azure – Relational Data in the Cloud
Steve Hughes, Magenic
This session will review SQL Azure capabilities and tools. We want… Read more
A few months ago, a client I was working with had a dilemma… Read more
Over the last few years, I’ve blogged about and spoke at the SSWUG Virtual Conferences. It’s that time of the year again, and the next virtual conference is coming up in a few short weeks. The event will be on April 20-22 and you can attend from the comforts of… Read more
Follow the rest of this series at the XQuery for the Non-Expert – X-Query Resources introduction post.
Come one, come all to the March PASSMN meeting – that’s the Minnesota SQL Server User Group. This month we’re going to the cloud and hope to have you join with us on the Ides of March. Now there won’t be any assassinations going on but we are hoping… Read more
If you’re looking for a day of training in the Twin Cities, then check out Benchmark Learning’s 2011 TechFuse event. The event features eight tracks of sessions from infrastructure and developer topics to, of course, SQL Server topics. The event is on March 17, 2011 at Mystic Lake Casino… Read more