Slacking off a bit

I have to admit, I have been slacking off a bit regarding get a post up on this blog. It's summer time, and well....I'll admit, my interests have been in other places. It's really hard to focus when its hot outside. It's also hard to focus when you'd rather be...

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Change Control

This post maybe a little "ranty". It seems in the past few months, I seem to have encountered a number of instances where changes to the database were made without a Change Request. Which has sparked a few conversations with developers over why there is a need for...

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Learning System

So after posting yesterday about struggling to keep up with SQL information, I got to thinking about how I could actually solve the problem instead of just complaining about it. I didn't come up with grand, earth shattering Kabooms. What I did come up with is a system...

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How I became a DBA

I'm not sure how I ended up on the Dallas DBAs website, but I came across their blog topic How I became a: ________ . The idea of posting up my story resonated with me, so I thought I would share. I apologize for the length in advanced, but it's hard to lay out a...

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Database Deployments

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 James Anderson (b/t) and is focused on deploying database changes. Database DevOps DevOps has been a buzzed word in the IT space for a...

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SQL Training

The IT industry moves fast and staying current is tough to do, especially when you have a full time job. Even for those who love their jobs or their positions, it is tough to set aside time to work on new skills. Or even brush up on old skills that haven't been used...

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SQL 2017 and the future

WOW. That's all I have to say after watching Microsoft's 4/19 Data AMP Presentation. SQL 2017 is the official name of SQL vNext, otherwise known as SQL on Linux. We knew about SQL on Linux last year, so this isn't some new revelation. That is, until Microsoft...

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There is always change

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 Koen Verbeeck (b/t) and is inspired by Kendra Little's (b/t) recent blog post regarding the role of the DBA and The Cloud. Change Working...

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