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Archives: June 2011

Minnesota SQL Server Study Group (July)

Study Group

For the past few months, I’ve been openly working towards the SQL Server MCM.  I failed a couple times (written exam and lab) and passed one time (written exam).  As part of working towards the MCM, I’ve been getting together to study with… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 30 June 2011

Pain of the Week: Understanding Your Indexes

Want to take a few minutes out of your day on to learn a bit more about indexes?  On Thursday, I’ll be presenting at Quest’s Pain of the Week webcast.  The session will be Understanding Your Indexes: Operational Stats.

There’s a lot that goes on under the covers of…

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Posted in StrateSQL on 28 June 2011

Let’s Get Registered! Registered!

The PASS Summit is only a few short months away.  But before that happens there is an important deadline fast approaching… the end of the pre-June 30th discount.  For the last few months, you could save $600 off the cost of the regular entry fee.  But on Thursday it all… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 28 June 2011

Re-blog – June 17-June 23

As I mentioned in the introductory post, I’m summarizing posts from previous years in the the past week.  Some posts of interest that you may want to check out are:

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Posted in StrateSQL on 24 June 2011

Creating A User Group Daily Paper

A few months back, I was asked if there was a way that the information shared by the Twitter users of our user group could be shared with the non-Twitter users.  Basically a way to bring them the a sample of what was on Twitter to help people stay abreast… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 22 June 2011

PASS DBA Virtual Chapter Tomorrow

Tomorrow is time for part two of my presentations this month on Extended Events for the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter.  If you missed the first part of this series, you can watch it before hand here.

Below are the details on the event and the session description…

Extended…

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Posted in StrateSQL on 21 June 2011

PASSMN Meeting Later Today

Well folks, we’re already to the third Tuesday of June.  Where’s the summer going to?  That means that this afternoon is the PASSMN meeting.  This month’s meeting is a little of the SQL and a little of the non-SQL.

If you have some time, join in by stopping by or… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 21 June 2011

Re-blog – June 10-June 16

As I mentioned in the introductory post, I’m summarizing posts from previous years in the the past week.  Oddly enough, in four years of blogging I’ve not blogged in this week before – guess I’ll need to do something about that.

Maybe they’ll be better luck next week…

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Posted in StrateSQL on 17 June 2011

Speaking At The PASS Summit

It appears I was fortunate enough to be selected to speak at the 2011 PASS Summit.  This is shaping up to be a rock solid summit this year.  The day before the summit is my birthday, I get to speak at the summit, and then afterwards on to my honeymoon… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 16 June 2011

Re-blog – June 3-June 9

As I mentioned in the introductory post, I’m summarizing posts from previous years in the the past week.  Some posts of interest that you may want to check out are:

Enjoy.

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Posted in StrateSQL on 10 June 2011

Get Certified… with Insurance

Have you been thinking about getting certified?  Are you close on finishing your studying but aren’t quite sure if you are ready?  If so, then check the Certification Packs.  With these you can buy one exam with a second shot option, you fail and you get to retake for… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 9 June 2011

Reporting Services and Internet Explorer 9

Turns out there is a snag when it comes to using Internet Explorer 9 with SharePoint and SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services.  If you need to export a report, the export options don’t exists.  There’s an open Connect item on this, please take a moment to up-vote this… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 8 June 2011

June 2011 – PASSMN Meeting Announcement

PASSMN has announced it’s June meeting.  A little of the SQL and a little of the non-SQL.  Get a brush up on what’s out there to help you understand databases more.

The Entertainment

“11 Pages that Changed the World”

Mark Knutson, Hennepin Faculty Associates

In 1970, the widely implemented database… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 7 June 2011

June Monthly SQL Server Checklist

I’ve thought about doing this for a while now and it seems to be about that time.  It’ll be a small list to start with, but I’ll add more in the months ahead.  Part of the reason I plan to start small is I’ll be adding companion pieces to this… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 6 June 2011

Speaking at PASS DBA Virtual Chapter

If you are looking to become more familiar with extended events, take a gander at this month’s DBA Virtual Chapter meeting.  I’ll be presenting at both of the meetings for the month.

The first meeting will cover the basics and some information on where Extended Events is going.  The second… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 6 June 2011

Re-blog – May 27-June 2

As I mentioned in the introductory post, I’m summarizing posts from previous years in the the past week.  Some posts of interest that you may want to check out are:

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Posted in StrateSQL on 3 June 2011