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Microsoft to Decommission Connect on 12/31/2017

Microsoft will be decommissioning the Connect platform on 12/31/2017 due to privacy concerns and will be replacing it with a new forum on UserVoice.  Connect has been a very valuable method for users to submit feedback and the community to … 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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Know Backups and Know Restores – SQL Server Restores

A couple of years ago I put together a training session to demonstrate various types of backups and restores. The driving factor behind me building this session was the response I got from talking to a dozen or so DBA’s about … 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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When Things That Are Supposed to Protect You Try to Kill You

This past week I was presented with a very unique issue.  A call came in with a production issue on a tier one application.  Unfortunately it was on a system that utilizes SQL 2000 SP4.  Having a rather small toolset … Continue reading

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