TSQL Tuesday #96: Folks I’d like to thank

I think I’m actually going to make this TSQL Tuesday, it’s the first for me in a while. I kind of have a valid excuse, I left my job at the hospital in Denver and took a job in Duluth, MN. So currently I’m in the middle of a cross country move, and if you’re ever done...

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Finishing up and moving on

It's hard to believe this is my last week in Denver. Come Monday I am moving to northern Wisconsin. I'm jumping in the truck alone to head for the Great Lake region with my wife following in December. Which, for me at the moment, maybe the hardest part of this move....

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SQLSaturday Denver #673

I feel accomplished a bit this year, I've made it to two SQLSaturdays in the same calendar year. This SQLSaturday was put on by the Denver SQL Users group and was hosted at the University of Denver. There were a number of sessions I wanted to attend, and they all...

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Group BY: SSMS Shortcuts

Every so often, you come across game changing information. Most of the time, this type of information costs money. So it is EXTREMELY rare to come across this type of information for free. With that being said, I want to give a shout out, and HUGE Thank You, to Brent...

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Career Evolution…

I'll admit, that for a while now, I have been longing for a change in my day from a job perspective. No, I don't dislike being a DBA and yes I would love to do more development stuff, but that's not completely the point. In the past I have done report writing, as well...

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T-SQL Tuesday #93 – Interview Fails

T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog party that is the brain child of Adam Machanic (b/t). This month the blog party is being hosted by Kendra Little (b/t). This month’s topic is about interviews and patterns used in interviews. As Data Professionals, we spend a lot of...

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Microsoft’s Linux Embrace

Having been in the IT industry for a while, I've learned a few things. One of those so called things is, Microsoft and Linux are different worlds. I mean, every other computer operating system is POSIX based but Windows. In fact, back in the Ballmer days (circa 2001),...

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Check for corruption

If you work, or have worked, in a shop with lots of SQL servers then you either have, or will, experience an issue with storage. Like for instance you're storage controllers go down, knocking down your SQL instances. As we all know, this is a good way to corrupt...

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