SQL Saturday #584

SQL Saturday Colorado Springs (SQLSat #584) It's been a while since I've attended a SQL Saturday. I think the last one was in 2013 in OKC to be exact. I had blogged about that one too, but I think I've lost that post with the split of the websites. At anyrate, it was...

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Keeping up with the blog

When in doubt, just answer a tweet I'll admit, there is so much information out there on SQL, being a DBA, career development, and such that I have a hard time keeping up with it. I find it difficult to keep up with blog posts, twitter, and syndications while I'm...

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Procedure vs Technique

Procedure and Technique One of the things I do when I workout, or drive alone, is to listen to podcasts. One of the podcasts I subscribe to is the Art of Charm, which they describe themselves as providing social skills training for Top Performers. In short, they talk...

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Reflection, Goals, and Moving Forward

It's amazing how time seems to fly, especially between blog posts. I've known I needed to post a blog for awhile, I've even thought of a few different topics. Alas, the execution has not been very good on my part. One of those things I hope to do a better job of going...

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SSMS 2016 – Updates

SSMS 2016 By now we all know that with SQL2016, SSMS was broken out and granted a life of its own. Meaning, that now it'll get updated on a semi regular basis. Unlike the days of old where the only time SSMS might get updated is when a new version of SQL was released....

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Tempdb Saga

Tempdb and AAGs I have been working on standing up about a multi-node Availability Group “cluster” (I put quotes around cluster, because…well…AGs aren’t really clusters are they?).  Now that the big node is stood up, I noticed some alerts about tempdb contention....

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SQL 2016 Data Driven Event

SQL 2016 This morning, Microsoft kicked off a large launch event for SQL 2016 and the information was fabulous. Not only was the information outstanding, but the presentation was outstanding as well. Nope, I wasn’t there. I watched the event via live streaming like a...

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