Archives for April 2010

New on SQLMag – Automating the Startup and Shutdown of Windows Services

I just posted a new blog entry on how I automate the shutdown and startup of Windows services. Check it out at http://www.sqlmag.com/blogs/tool-time.aspx.  Be sure to let me know what you think and if you have your own unique methods for automating the control of Windows services! Many thanks, -Kevin -Twitter @kekline … [Read more...]

Join Me May 19th for 24 Hours of PASS

Join Us for 24 Hours of SQL Server Training (with a special focus on SQL Server 2008 R2) Did I mention that your Cohorts in Crime (that be me and Brent Ozar) are presenting?!? The FREE 24 Hours of PASS event is bringing an exceptional lineup of SQL Server and BI experts to your computer starting at 12:00 GMT (UTC) on May 19. Get an in-depth look at the hottest SQL Server and BI topics, including (but not limited to!) - the new SQL Server 2008 R2, with its business intelligence and data management innovations, and much more. When does it start? 12:00 GMT … [Read more...]

April Omnibus

I freely admit it - I'm a sluggard.  I should be blogging a couple times per week and tweeting in between.  But, for some unknown reason, April has been a tough month to get this in gear.  Hence, I'm putting out an omnibus post to cover all of the stuff I've been up to, instead of the one-off's I usually post when I've got something new to mention. Isn't it funny how life gets in the way of the stuff we want and intend to do?  As they say - "The road to hell is paved with good intentions", or was that Detroit?  But I digress. A New Translation! I don't like to toot my own horn.  [sarcasm … [Read more...]