Grant Fritchey

Grant Fritchey is a SQL Server MVP with over 20 years’ experience in IT including time spent in support and development. Grant has worked with SQL Server since version 6.0 back in 1995. He has developed in VB, VB.Net, C# and Java. Grant has authored books for Apress and Simple-Talk, and joined Red Gate as a Product Evangelist in January 2011. Find Grant on Twitter @GFritchey or on his blog as the Scary DBA.

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Login Timeouts

I was recently approached at work about a company that was seeing tons of timeouts in SQL Server. I was asked how to troubleshoot this. There are lots of...

2021-10-06 (first published: )

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Containers: A Short Rant

I find myself doing more and more work with containers. Yet, I also find that a lot of people seem to be resistant to the concept. I’m always surprised...

2021-09-29 (first published: )

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Volunteer For Something

I spent a chunk of the day yesterday, after work, but before working on a new book (yeah, I've got two jobs now), playing with my radios. I was programming the digital one to get it to use my Raspberry Pi as a hotspot (it used to work, now it doesn't). I also spent some […]

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The Leaves Are Changing, But Why?

I've recently moved house from Massachusetts to Oklahoma. Long story. Anyway, sitting in my new office looking out at the trees, some of the leaves are starting to change. Ah, Fall. Lovely Autumn colors... WAIT! Actually, something else is going on. Only a few trees are changing color. Word is, we've been a little dry […]

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Define All The Steps Up Front

After 23 years in one place, I'm pulling up stakes and moving. We're selling our house in one state in the US and we're buying a house in another state about half a continent away. To say it's a stressful and exhausting process is an understatement. The worst part is that no one has defined […]


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Power BI Meets Programmability – TOM, XMLA, and C#


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Daily Coping 15 Oct 2021


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