Category Archives: Presentations

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 “Most Valuable Professional” MVP << I am one #mvpbuzz

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

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Recovering the tail end of the transaction log

Knowing a great deal about backup and recovery is key to any DBA’s career. Most of us fully understand the recovery models, recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives. What I have found from speaking at many SQL Saturday’s and … Continue reading

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PASS Summit 2012 – Networking

I was fortunate to attend my 4th PASS Summit. For the past 4 years I have flown out to Seattle Washington and attended the largest Microsoft SQL Server convention in the world. My first year was all about attending sessions … Continue reading

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SQL in the City – FREE Training

Is SQL in the City coming to a town near you?  The events are being held in New York, Austin, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and Seattle.  If so you need to make sure to register ASAP as seats are filling … Continue reading

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How to restore the tail end of a transaction log

Have you ever tried to restore a backup over an existing database and receive an error stating the tail of the log for the database has not been backed up? Many times if you are just restoring a database into … Continue reading

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