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Play To Your Strengths

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I really enjoy playing with radios [ed: we know, you won't shut up about it]. Something as simple as checking in to a local net (basically saying hi to a bunch of people on the radio) is fun. However, there's so much more to it. In the last few weeks I've been testing a new […]

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2024-01-13

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A Thriving Community Lifts All Boats

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I'm writing this on the last day of PGConf.EU, sitting here in Prague. I'm looking forward to sitting in several more sessions today, as well as having a few more conversations with the people at the conference. It's been a great event and I'm so happy I've been able to take part. Following the PASS […]

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2023-12-16

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You Are An Inspiration

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Hero, Champion, Inspiration. These are words that are bantered around about people regularly. Joe was a hero when he saved that puppy. Betty was the champion runner and won the race. Pat was an inspiration; they work so hard. Hero and champion are universally understood as positive things. Inspiration is typically used as a positive, […]

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2023-11-25

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Advanced SQL Server installation using Powershell DSC

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Introduction In the previous article, we learned how to install a SQL Server instance with basic parameters like InstanceName, Features, SourcePath, SQLSysAdminAccounts, etc using Powershell DSC. In this article, we'll discover how to enhance our SQL Server installation with additional configurations. We'll cover things like setting up service account credentials, custom installation directories, configuring TempDB […]

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2023-11-22

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You Never Know

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I'm writing this sitting at the PASS Data Community Summit. It's been a fantastic event. I gave a community session on Azure DevOps. I was able to help Redgate launch a new product. I've received a bunch of hugs from VERY dear old friends. I've met a ton of people. It's been great. Allow me […]

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2023-11-18

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Scheduling SQL Agent Jobs on Alternating Weeks

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Bi-week... semi-week... fortnight... "every two weeks" Recently on the SQL Community Slack group, someone asked if there was a way to schedule a backup to run on alternate weeks. I'm not exactly sure why (maybe they wanted to run full and differential backups on alternating weeks), but yes, we can do that. In part one […]

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2023-11-17

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