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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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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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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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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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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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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