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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T-SQL Tuesday #90 – Database Deployments

DevOps has been a buzzed word in the IT space for a while now. In case you are unfamiliar, DevOps is the conceptual marriage between Developers and IT Operations. The idea behind DevOps is to facilitate communication and collaboration via cross department integration, which is a crude way of saying the barriers between operations and developers are being broken down/stripped. While the concept of DevOps is not new, bringing databases into DevOps is (or rather, maybe to me it is).

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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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Disable login and kill user SPIDs

Recently came across a situation where reporting logins were interfering with nightly jobs due to blocking. After a number of attempts of trying to resolve the blocking, it was decided that a stored procedure that disabled the login and killed the user sessions was...

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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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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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