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September 2009 Blog Posts

Sessions for new DBAs at PASS

I was recently asked if I thought the PASS Summit was appropriate for new database administrators.  My answer was a resounding YES!  But I wanted to add some specific reasons.  If I was a new DBA here are the 12 sessions I’d try to attend at PASS: Proactive DBA: Manage SQL Server Better Ross LoForte (Microsoft Corp.) The Ultimate Free SQL Server Toolkit Kevin Kline (Quest Software) DRP101: Learn The Difference Between Your Log And Your Cluster ...

posted @ Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:36 PM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ PASS ]

My apologies for the broken newsletter links

I use a custom application to generate the SQLTeam newsletter each week.  It pulls out the blog posts I’ve flagged during the week and some recent forum posts.  This week I was in the process of making some updates to the software and so I used my shiny new beta code.  And in the process I broke all the links to the newsletter posts.  My apologies.  I’ll get it right next week.

posted @ Tuesday, September 29, 2009 12:26 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Site Related ]

A new company and a new home for ClearTrace

It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing SQL Server consulting for nearly ten years now.  All that time I’ve been part of a firm called ClearData Consulting.  Over the summer we made the decision to disband the company. My new firm is scaleSQL Consulting.  One thing I hope never to do again is try to come up with a name for a consulting firm.  That’s just not very much fun.  I’m going to continue to do performance tuning and database administration.  And I’m going to spend time working on SQL Server scalability issues. This also means that...

posted @ Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:14 AM | Feedback (3) |

Bing’s Visual Search is pretty cool

Bing just announced a visual search feature.  I mostly clicked on it because I enjoy bright, shiny things.  Wow!  I just spent 30 minutes filtering NFL players in all sort of weird ways.  I don’t know how that helps my fantasy team yet.  But it was interesting.  Definitely worth a look.  The “film legends” are also pretty cool!

posted @ Monday, September 14, 2009 6:52 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Miscellaneous ]

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