Category Archives: SQL

The (In)Equality of the spaces

Today I’d like to talk about an issue I ran into over the past week… It isn’t the first time that I have seen this, but it apparently didn’t sink in well enough the last time.  The issue has to … Continue reading

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Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012

Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012 is written by Ted Krueger (@onpnt) and Jason Strate (@stratesql) – two guys who I’ve known for a few years now.  They’re fun and knowledgeable and if you ever run into them at … Continue reading

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70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

So, I had made the decision to go for the new certifications.  The next decision to be made was which to take first.  I looked over the areas of focus for each of the tests some more and decided to … Continue reading

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More Certifications? But why?

I have decided to pursue the new-ish Microsoft SQL Server Certifications this year as one of my goals.  The certifications are the ones’ which most people refer to as the 2012 certifications but which have not been labeled as such … Continue reading

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Book Review: SQL Server Hardware

Overview First off, I really enjoyed this book. I have been following Glenn Berry’s posts for a few years now and when I heard that he was finally going to write up his musings on the aspects of hardware as … Continue reading

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Pool League Project: Post 1 Introduction

Overview Our pool league generally plays once a week (we miss some weeks for holidays and events).  To this point there have been 9 “seasons”, only the past two or three of which I have been a part.  However, we … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Overview From the moment I heard that Jonathan Kehayias and Ted Krueger were writing a book together (and that Gail Shaw was going to be doing the Technical Editing) I knew that I would be grabbing it as soon as … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday #85 Orlando, FL

So, this post is long overdue.  I was able to go down to SQL Saturday #85 in Orlando on 24 September 2011 and I had a bunch of fun doing so.  Speaker’s Party Well, we got rained out a little … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday #89 Atlanta, GA Recap

Yet another great event has come and gone.  Even though the drive was somewhat long and painful to get up to Atlanta (Alpharetta), I still had a blast.  There were so many great presentations going on that it was extremely … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events September / October 2011

I know that I generally gloss over other peoples’ “I’m doing session X at event Y!” posts so I’ll try to keep it to a minimum.  I am presenting my SSIS – Data Flow Buffer Breakdown session at both SQL … Continue reading

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