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Tim Radney - Database Professional

Tim Radney - Database Professional by Tim Radney I am a Sr DBA for a top 40 US bank. I live in the south eastern US. I have been working with database since 1999 but only full time for the past three years.

Archives: October 2011

Summit Sessions Day Three

I started out day three after the keynote by attending Adam Machanic session on Query Tuning.  I must say that I will need to watch this session again once I can stream it.  There was way to much good information being given for me to remember it all and couldn’t… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 15 October 2011

Summit Sessions Day 2

Day two of sessions only had me attending three sessions.  One of them was 3 hours.  I started out after the keynote attending Klaus’s session on Advanced SQL 2008 troubleshooting.  Klaus had a huge crowd and covered some really good information.  I picked up a couple of new tips to… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 15 October 2011

Final Summit Keynote – NoSQL = Not Only SQL

The keynote started out with Rob Farley and Buck Woody singing an awesome song about a slow running query.  What a great way to start out the day.  Next Wayne Snider was recognized.  He spoke at his first summit in 1999.  Both Wayne and Rick Heiges are rolling off the… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 14 October 2011

Day four of Summit – Keynote 2 #sqlpass

The keynote started out with Bill Graziano taking to the stage in a kilt and declaring that the second day of the PASS Summit is now officially SQL Kilt day.  Bill asked everyone in a kilt to stand up.  It had to be a record number of men in skirts… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 13 October 2011

Summit Sessions Day 1 #sqlpass

Today was our first day to attend regular sessions.  With over 189 sessions being offered over 3 days there are lots to choose from.  A common theme among the sessions are Azure, Cloud, Denali.  I personally would have liked to see more sessions on currently available products and main stream… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 13 October 2011

Second Day of Summit

The second day of the Summit was full of even more pre-con’s.  Word on the street last night is that the PASS Summit 2011 had a record number of attendees to the pre-con’s as well as to the Summit in general.  I heard that Adam Machanic had around 240 people… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 12 October 2011

Day three of Summit Keynote

Last year we set out some very high goals.  1 million technical training hours, 250k members in the community, and 5 global regions.  In 1 year our community has provided 430k hours of training, added 20k members to bring us up to 80k, and created a new global region.  There… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 12 October 2011

First Day of Summit

My first day in Seattle has ended.  My flight arrived around 12:30 and I was in good company with John Lang and Julie Smith on the same flight.  We rode the light rail into the city and got settled in.  Once I was checked in I strolled across the street… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 11 October 2011

The PASS Summit is HERE!

Watching the twitter sphere it is apparent that many of the SQL Nation are in route to Seattle WA today.  Those would be a lot of the organizers, volunteers, and those speaking or attending a Monday pre-con.  I will be leaving Monday morning to start my journey.  I am very… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 10 October 2011

It is all about giving so why not #sqlgive

Last year at the Summit I missed out on this really cool concept.  Donate your unused items from your hotel.  You know the little bars of soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.  There are several places setup at the Summit where you can drop off these items to be donated to a… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 6 October 2011

Collect Database File Size with Powershell

I decided to start monitoring the amount of free space in my database files so that I can make sure all my databases are set to auto grow by the right amount and to monitor the amount of free space so I can schedule the expansion of the files rather… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 5 October 2011

SQL Saturday 97 has ended

Well it isn’t quite over for me just yet, I still have a flight home tomorrow and can’t wait to get home and hug my wife and kiddo’s.

I have to commend Wes and his crew for pulling off a great event.  The location was great and not to difficult… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 2 October 2011

SQL Saturday 97 starts in 7 hours

I flew into Austin Texas today and got to spend time with a lot of great people.  The journey started in ATL with Thomas LaRock and myself being on the same flight.  When we landed in Austin we were graciously picked up by Amy Muehleman and driven to the hotel… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 1 October 2011