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Archives: May 2010

SQLSaturday #49 Planning Update

Planning for SQLSaturday #49 – Orlando is on-going and going well especially since we have a good head start.  We have our location, Seminole State College - Lake Mary Campus, our date, October 16th, and, at this writing 30+ sessions submitted, which would give use 6 tracks.
I have…

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0 comments, 125 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 27 May 2010

East Coast PASS Event Options

After asking members about where the PASS Summit should be located and then deciding to keep it in Seattle for at least the next two years despite a clear majority of respondents desiring a central or east coast location, the board decided to look into holding a smaller event on… Read more

13 comments, 217 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 24 May 2010

June OPASS Meeting Date Change

Andy Warren (@sqlandy) already blogged about the change here, but I there might actually be someone who reads my blog that doesn’t read his, so I’ll also blog about it here.

At OPASS we try to meet on the second Tuesday of every month which for June… Read more

1 comments, 105 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 19 May 2010

5 Features SQL Server Doesn’t Need

Paul Randal (@PaulRandal) started this chain of blog posts with his post, What 5 Things Should SQL Server Get Rid Of? and I was tagged by Michelle Ufford (@SQLFool) in her post, Delete 5_Useless_Things FROM [SQL Server].  Many will be repeats, but that’s partly because… Read more

7 comments, 194 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 17 May 2010

Let’s Play, “Why did it do that?”

On my current project I decided to be flexible and allow the use of Linq to SQL to try to speed up development.  This will not be a large, heavily used database, so squeezing every drop of performance out of the database is not a big issue.  One of the… Read more

4 comments, 128 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 13 May 2010

OPASS May Meeting Recap

OPASS had it’s May meeting on Thursday the 6th sponsored by Confio with Dean Richards presenting Tuna Helper for the SQL DBA, an overview of a performance tuning methodology.

We had a good turnout with 25 attendees, it seems performance tuning is a popular topic among the Orlando area… Read more

1 comments, 136 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 10 May 2010

May OPASS Meeting Tonight

Join us tonight for our May OPASS meeting at the SQL Share Offices 225 S. Westmonte Drive, Suite 2010, Altamonte Springs FL.  Here are the details, including the Live Meeting link for the featured presentation:

Sponsor: Confio Software

Live Meeting: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=CSD3Q7&role=attend

Topic: Tuna Helper for SQL Server DBA's

Many DBAs… Read more

1 comments, 106 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 6 May 2010

Team Foundation Server 2010 and Visual Studio 2008

We recently decided to use Team Foundation Server as our source control and, really, project management system.  This decision was made just before the release of the 2010 products so we decided to move forward to TFS 2010 even though we might not have Visual Studio 2010 immediately (it ends… Read more

1 comments, 284 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 6 May 2010

PASS Summit 2010 Content Survey

The Issue

Being involved in PASS and the SQL Server community via blogging and Twitter, I get to see and hear people’s opinions about PASS and community events regularly.  I also take part in the surveys and events that PASS sponsors whenever I can, so when PASS posted the… Read more

4 comments, 330 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 3 May 2010