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Hamish is a Systems Management Specialist with a passion for efficient application deployment using DevOPs methodologies. He has 19 years IT experience in managing large scale databases SQL Server technologies. He has been managing SQL Server since SQL Server 2000 and pragmatic architectural design is his main focus in his current job. Educating and helping others learn is a driver for Hamish and he is a PASS User Group Leader, International speaker and a repeat guest lecturer at a local university.

Archives: October 2017

How the gym made me a better database bloke…..

A blog post about how many reverse bicep curls or Romanian DeadLifts I can do…? As Rob Farley (t | b | w) would succinctly put it — “what the…??”

No it’s not.

But it’s related — if you’ve met me in person you’ll know that I’m tall… Read more

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Posted in The Hybrid DBA's Blog on 4 October 2017

SQL Server 2017 — change the tag for your docker images

Firstly:

SQL Server 2017 is now officially released!

I have been using SQL Server 2017 running on Linux for a while now (blog post pending) and use the official images from:

https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/mssql-server-linux/

To get the latest I used to run

docker pull microsoft/mssql-server-linux:latest

However today I noticed that the :latest… Read more

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Posted in The Hybrid DBA's Blog on 3 October 2017

Want to know what software is running on the VSTS Hosted Agent? Go here….

This is related to my previous post about installing things on my Private-Hosted agent that I use for my VSTS builds.

I have never had any issues using Microsoft’s Hosted Agents — my only issue is that I use up the 240 free build minutes (so utilise my own on-premises… Read more

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Posted in The Hybrid DBA's Blog on 2 October 2017

When upgrading a Visual Studio project — you need to upgrade your TFS/VSTS Agent

This post is linked to my post about hosting VSTS private agents . I had recently upgraded my Visual Studio environment from 2015 to 2017. I was getting prepared to do a run through of my upcoming PASS Summit DEMOs.

At PASS Summit I’m speaking on “Achieving Continuous Delivery… Read more

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Posted in The Hybrid DBA's Blog on 1 October 2017