Geoff N. Hiten Blog

SQL Server thoughts, observations, and comments

MacGyver Moments

Denny Cherry tagged me to write about my best MacGyver Moment. Usually I ignore blogosphere fluff and just use this space to write what I think is important. However, #MVP10 just ended and I have a stronger sense of community. Read more →

Clustering for Mere Mortals (Pt1)

This past Saturday I enjoyed the hospitality of the Tampa SQLSaturday(#32) team.My presentation was “Clustering for Mere Mortals”.Unlike many clustering presentations, I had demonstration content.This resulted in the most asked question being “Do you have instructions on how you built that? Read more →

Auto-Fragmenting Databases

Anyone who has spent time in the computer business and has some grasp of hardware issues understands fragmentation.For those whose concept of hardware is limited to “it’s the part I can kick”, here is a quick and painless overview. Read more →

Zune Revival

Looks like the Great Zune Massacre of 2008 was a day 366 issue. Again, someone forgot to throw out the code from the lowest ten percent of the Stack-Rank system. Sorry to sound harsh, but this is type of thing will flunk you out of Programming 101. Read more →


Yes, I own a 30 GB Zune.Yes, it crashed today.Yes, I am unhappy. Having worked in the computer industry for many years now, I watched many companies deal with failed products. Read more →

More, More, More

Fast on the heels of SQL 2008 is the Feature Pack for SQL 2008. Cool goodies include stand-alone installers for SQLCMD and the SQL Native Client, SQL 2008 Server Management Objects, SQL 2008 pre-defined Policies, and lots more. Read more →