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Archives: December 2012

Wrapping Up 2012

Last year, I did a wrap up post of the year to see where I landed from where I wanted to be.  At the end of that post, I came up with a number of goals for the year.  Now’s the time to see how I did with those goals. Read more

3 comments, 472 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 31 December 2012

Last Weeks Top 10 “Reading” Links #13

Throughout the week, I like to tweet links to the things that I’ve been reading.  Since they all come out through out the day, I figured that I’d share a list of those that were most popular last week.

Last week’s top 10 “Reading” Links

  1. On Being A Senior Engineer…

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0 comments, 506 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 31 December 2012

Reblog: December 21 to December 27

Welcome to this Friday’s reblog summary post.  The aim of these posts is to bring some old posts that newer readers may not have seen back to the forefront.  As with many technology blogs, just because a post is old, doesn’t mean it doesn’t still have value.

Some posts from… Read more

0 comments, 486 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 28 December 2012

PASSMN Presentation Materials

Last week, I presented on extended events at the Minnesota SQL Server user group (PASSMN).  The turnout was quite excellent and I expect at least a few people will be interested in the materials that were presented.

So… here they are Extended Events - Work Smarter, Not Harder -… Read more

0 comments, 411 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 28 December 2012

Index Analysis Post Christmas Update

Last week I mentioned that I had put up a few new versions of my index analysis script.  Turns out a few people downloaded it and found some issues.  I also have been playing with it some more and noticed some quirks that were a bit irritating to me, so… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 28 December 2012

It’s Another 24 Hours of PASS

With the upcoming PASS Business Analytics Conference, it only makes sense for there to be a 24 Hours of PASS to go a long with it.  And have no fear, that is what is coming your way on January 30, 2013.

In a bit of a departure from previous… Read more

0 comments, 489 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 27 December 2012

Last Weeks Top 10 “Reading” Links #12

Happy holidays, seems this post missed coming out this morning as typically scheduled.  Thus, a late afternoon post on this Christmas Eve.

Throughout the week, I like to tweet links to the things that I’ve been reading.  Since they all come out through out the day, I figured that I’d… Read more

0 comments, 400 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 25 December 2012

It’s A Data Type Conversion Chart

This may not be the coolest thing in the world, but it is quite useful.  From the annals of Books Online comes a poster with all of the data type conversions within SQL Server.  There are two versions – full color and grey scale.  And it can be… Read more

4 comments, 357 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 21 December 2012

Reblog: December 14 to December 20

Welcome to this Friday’s reblog summary post.  The aim of these posts is to bring some old posts that newer readers may not have seen back to the forefront.  As with many technology blogs, just because a post is old, doesn’t mean it doesn’t still have value.

Some posts from… Read more

0 comments, 355 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 21 December 2012

Index Analysis: The Re-Return

A couple years back, I wrote a few blog posts about an indexing script that I use with clients from time to time.  While I provided some updates to it over the years, I haven’t pushed out anything new on it in quite some time.  Seems I got distracted with… Read more

2 comments, 2,107 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 18 December 2012

Speaking at PASSMN Tomorrow & Happy Hour

Come on out to the Minnesota PASS SQL Server User Group (PASSMN) tomorrow and hear me speak about extended events.  It’ll be my first meeting since joining Pragmatic Works a couple months back and first presentation as a Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008.

The meeting… Read more

0 comments, 357 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 17 December 2012

Last Weeks Top 10 “Reading” Links #11

Throughout the week, I like to tweet links to the things that I’ve been reading.  Since they all come out through out the day, I figured that I’d share a list of those that were most popular last week.

Last week’s top 10 “Reading” Links

  1. The 7-Step Method to Find…

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0 comments, 330 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 17 December 2012

Reblog: December 7 to December 13

Welcome to this Friday’s reblog summary post.  The aim of these posts is to bring some old posts that newer readers may not have seen back to the forefront.  As with many technology blogs, just because a post is old, doesn’t mean it doesn’t still have value.

Some posts from… Read more

0 comments, 323 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 14 December 2012

December Checklist and Updates

It’s a bit past the first Monday in December, but better a week late than no checklist and update post at all.  The main purpose of this post is to serve as a reminder that, if you haven’t, you need to be checking your SQL Server environment on a monthly… Read more

0 comments, 505 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 10 December 2012

Last Weeks Top 10 “Reading” Links #10

Throughout the week, I like to tweet links to the things that I’ve been reading.  Since they all come out through out the day, I figured that I’d share a list of those that were most popular last week.

Last week’s top 10 “Reading” Links

  1. The Best Secret Gmail Feature…

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0 comments, 429 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 10 December 2012

Reblog: November 30 to December 6

Welcome to this Friday’s reblog summary post.  The aim of these posts is to bring some old posts that newer readers may not have seen back to the forefront.  As with many technology blogs, just because a post is old, doesn’t mean it doesn’t still have value.

Some posts from… Read more

0 comments, 426 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 7 December 2012

Blog Redesigned


 Since it’s been a while since I made any real changes to the design of this blog, it was time for a bit of a refresh.  It’s been a while and I wanted to clean things up some.

I’ve been toying with WordPress’s Featured Image option in blog posts for… Read more

1 comments, 462 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 5 December 2012

Last Weeks Top 10 “Reading” Links #9

Throughout the week, I like to tweet links to the things that I’ve been reading.  Since they all come out through out the day, I figured that I’d share a list of those that were most popular last week.

Last week’s top 10 “Reading” Links

  1. An MCM exam, Rob? Really?…

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0 comments, 423 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 3 December 2012