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Archives: August 2011

Book Status #1: Indexing for Performance

As some of you may know, I am writing a book on indexing.  So far I’ve written and submitted four of the chapters to the publisher.  If anyone ever says, “Writing a book is easy” – kick them.  When they tell you – “it’s really hard” you might want to… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 31 August 2011

Re-blog – August 19-August 25

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.

Related posts:

  1. Re-blog – August 12-August…
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Posted in StrateSQL on 26 August 2011

Re-blog – August 12-August 18

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.

Related posts:

  1. Re-blog – July 29-August 4
  2. Re-blog – August 5-August 11
  3. Re-blog…
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Posted in StrateSQL on 19 August 2011

PASSMN Presentation – The Creepy DBA

Last night I spoke at the PASSMN August user group meeting.  The topic was The Creepy DBA and how you can use the tools within SQL Server to be ”more” creepy.

If you were there and have opinions on the session, please leave a comment below.  I’m always looking for… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 17 August 2011

Can You Dig It? – Researching Index Scans

Follow the rest of this series at the Can You Dig It? – Plan Cache series introduction post.

"She can dig it!" D Sharon Pruitt

It’s been a while since the last plan cache series post.   In the last few posts, I was focusing on specific attributes.  Instead of… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 12 August 2011

Re-blog – August 5-August 11

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 11 August 2011

Re-blog – July 29-August 4

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 5 August 2011

Minnesota SQL Server Study Group (August)

Last month, I started using Meetup to schedule SQL Server Study Group events.  The idea is to meet twice a month with people that want to just talk about SQL Server and help fill in the holes in their knowledge.  Unfortunately, due to a recent move and a personal… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 2 August 2011

August Monthly SQL Server Checklist

First day of the month and first Monday of the month.  The list is coming out a bit late due to these, hopefully you were more on top of this that I was. 

As I mentioned back in June, the premise of this post is help DBAs maintain their… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 2 August 2011