Rob Sewell

Rob was a SQL Server DBA with a passion for Powershell, Azure, Automation, and SQL (PaaS geddit?). Now he just helps people. He is a Cloud and Data Center MVP and a Data Platform MVP, an officer for the PASS DevOps Virtual Chapter, co-leader of Data South West and PSConf EU organiser and has spoken at and volunteered at many Data and PowerShell events all over the world. He is a proud supporter of the Data and Powershell communities.

He relishes sharing and learning and can be found doing both via Twitter and his blog. He spends most of his time looking at a screen and loves to solve problems. He knows that looking at a screen so much is bad for him because his wife tells him so. Thus, you can find him on the cricket field in the summer and flying a drone in the winter.

He has a fabulous beard

Blogs

What happens when we drop a column on a SQL Server table? Where's my space?

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This article was initially posted on SQLServerCentral @ 2024-04-26. Short answer: The column is marked...

Why the masters and what lies ahead

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I recently graduated with a Master’s in Strategic Communication from the University of Delaware....

Copilot Reminded Me How To Find a File Handle

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Recently I was trying to delete a folder and kept getting the “something is...

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How to change password

By Sezam

How can I change login password of this website? I don't see option under...

sysmail_event_log last_mod_user has a disabled login

By webrunner

Hello experts, We routinely disable sa after a SQL install. However, while troubleshooting a...

LinkedServer error

By Yousaf Khan

I getting the bellow error when runing query on linkedserver from another server after...

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Question of the Day

Automated Azure SQL VM Patching

There is an Automated Patching service for VMs running SQL Server in the Azure Cloud. This uses the SQL Server IaaS Agent Extension to work with PowerShell. What types of patches are installed with this service? Note: All updates are marked with tags, such as Important, Critical, or something else

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