Author Archives: Tim Radney

New Course: Understanding and Using Azure SQL Database

At SQLskills, we just launched our new training class on Azure that I will be teaching in Chicago, and my course on Azure SQL Database was just published on Pluralsight too! While I am sharing awesome news, we also launched … Continue reading

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SQL Saturdays and Why We Have Them

There has been some recent controversy over SQL Saturdays after PASS HQ announced some new changes. The changes introduced a new 600 mile radius for SQL Saturdays on the same day, an expansion from the previous 400 mile rule as … Continue reading

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SQL Server: Consolidation Tactics and Best Practices

My very first course has been published on Pluralsight – SQL Server: Consolidation Tactics and Best Practices. In this course I spend just over two hours sharing my experiences and knowledge of consolidating numerous clients over the years. I had … Continue reading

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Microsoft SQL Server MVP

Today I received an email notifying me that I have been awarded the Microsoft “MVP” award for my second year. An excerpt from Microsoft’s website states “The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is our way of saying thank you … Continue reading

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I am joining SQLskills

I am no longer just a SQLskills Insider, I am now a SQLskills employee. I have accepted an offer to join an incredible team of SQL Server professionals and continue growing in my SQL career.  I am very excited to be working … Continue reading

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Getting Your Worth the Struggles with Moving Ahead

I often get asked for advice on how to get started in a career as a DBA or in IT in general. I make the often regurgitated information such as getting a few good books, a copy of SQL Server … Continue reading

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#Summit14 Embarcadero Book Signing

The blessings continue as Embarcadero offered to support my new book by hosting a book signing and providing 100 copies to PASS Summit 2014 attendees. You will need to come by booth 224 on Thursday November 6th between 3pm – … Continue reading

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Managing Geeks – A journey of leading by doing

I am proud to share that my good friend Andy Leonard has just released a new book. This is also the second book published by LinchpinPress. Over the years Andy has blogged about his experiences with managing technical teams. Andy … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2014 Backup and Recovery

In early October my third book was published. I have been blessed to be able to work with Joes2Pros for my first two books, however Joes2Pros is focusing its time and energy into video content. When SQL 2014 was released and … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 SP4 Released

On September 30th 2014 Microsoft released service pack 4 for SQL Server 2008. This service pack contains all cumulative updates since SP3 was released as well as all updates from previous service packs. Today begins the day we should all … Continue reading

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