Archives: March 2010
So the other day I posted, Slipstream - Makes installs simple, and this afternoon I needed to do a SQL Server 2008 Standard install to get an evaluation environment of Team Foundation Server 2010 installed.
Well, I didn't follow my own advice. I figured I had some good reasons: Read more
I was recently working on building a test environment for myself while I was studying for the MCITP-Database Administration exams. SQL Server 2008 supports creating a slipstream install for service packs and cumulative updates so you can install to the latest SP or cumulative update in one step.
The problem… Read more
This is not a technical or SQL Server post, but it does illustrate the power of networking.
We recently took my daughter for a checkup at the eye doctor. Our family has a history of poor eyesight and she has had glasses for a few years now. Having moved to… Read more
After a great response to my last post on Certification, I need to post my thoughts on 70-450 PRO: Designing, Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administrative Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Regular readers know that I enjoy being involved in the SQL Server community. Over the last two and a half years I’ve progressed from being a “lurker” on the SQLServerCentral forums to one of the top posters and author, from not having attended a user group to co-President of my… Read more
This is probably part 1 of a series, but no guarantees.
I've been working with SQL Server for 10 years and for most of that time I've thought certification was unnecessary. When I first started out my boss was not a fan of MS certifications, so I wasn't… Read more
So after Andy Warren’s (@SqlAndy) blog post, PASS Update #24, last week and the follow-up posts by myself (A Swing and a Miss By PASS) and Brent Ozar (@BrentO) (PASS Summit Location Voting Results), PASS released the survey… Read more
We had a great turnout of 25 people for last night’s OPASS Meeting sponsored by Quest Software.
We started the meeting with the PASS Chapter Deck which has lots of information on it. I did get one comment later that there was too much on the deck to process.
Networking Read more
March 9 6-8:30pm
This month's meeting sponsored by
Speaker: David Pless
David has been a Senior Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft for three years. As a PFE he performs health checks, conducts chalk talks, and full training workshops. He also works on reactive and proactive engagements on… Read more
A few weeks ago I got an email from my backup administrator with a message like this:
Set type : Backup
Set status : Completed
Set description : Weekday Backup
Resource name : \\Server\Backups
Logon account : System Logon Account
Encryption used : None
Agent used : Yes