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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: April 2018

How to sync user logins across SQL Server instances – dbatools is brilliant

This blog post is about how brilliant dbatools are. In this case – for syncing user logins between SQL Server instances.

Background:

Whenever I do my “DevOps and the DBA” talk I dedicate a minute or two talking about dbatools.

You can find the tools here:

https://dbatools.io/

Simply download and… Read more

1 comments, 631 reads

Posted in The Hybrid DBA's Blog on 13 April 2018

How to change the TFS Agent _work folder

This blog post is about how to change the default work folder _work that TFS agents use when building a solution.

Background:

I’m now a consultant – which is awesome – it means I get to visit clients and make a difference for them.

One particular client had installed TFS… Read more

1 comments, 394 reads

Posted in The Hybrid DBA's Blog on 10 April 2018

Use Boot Diagnostics to see what your Azure VM is doing at boot time

This blog post is about how to diagnose what your Azure VM is doing while it is booting.

I have a DEMO VM that is hosted in Azure – it is where I have Visual Studio, Redgate tools as well as all my DEMO systems, presentations hosted for when I… Read more

0 comments, 1,468 reads

Posted in The Hybrid DBA's Blog on 4 April 2018