Archives for December 2010

Lunch with some local Microsoft folks, then an on-line meeting with some Redmond Microsoft folks. Busy day! … [Read more...]

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Video: Data Modeling in the SQL Server Space

Join SQL Server MVP and President of PASS, Kevin Kline as he: * Identifies the issues that can arise from relying only on modeling tools * Discusses the 10 most common modeling issues you will face when transforming data models from logical (conceptual) to physical * Describes how to correctly identify and resolve serious problems * Provides best practices to resolve issues Posted June 14, 2007. … [Read more...]

Need to know what happened in your SQL_Server database? Join me tomorrow for a webcast on database auditing: http://bit.ly/gi9KrO sql dba … [Read more...]

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DBTA: Forecasting SQL Server in 2010

After the misery  that was 2009, most of the SQL Server users I talk to are happy that 2010 started in languid fashion. Not that there isn't a lot of work to do; on the contrary, there's more work than ever. However, the long hours and multiple projects of 2009, compounded by freezes in all levels of spending, raised the general stress level to unhealthy heights. With the new year, stress levels dropped significantly, and many IT leaders see signs of improving prospects. What does that bode for 2010? I have a couple of predictions, though I doubt they'll surprise many people. [READ … [Read more...]

Paying It Forward With Project Phoenix

It seems like I've known Arnie Rowland (blog | twitter) since the dawn of time.  But it's really more like the last several years, or at least since Arnie achieved Microsoft MVP status, that I really got to know him.  Arnie has also been trying to get me to speak to the user group he leads in Portland, but coordinating it has been fiendishly difficult.  I hope to get out to Portland in 2011 (no promises, Arnie!!!). One of the activities that Arnie is leading that has deeply impressed me is Project Phoenix.  Described here: ...we are inviting unemployed or underemployed developers to … [Read more...]

Plays Well With Others – So You’re the Boss Now…

I’m frequently asked the following paraphrased question: I’d been happily plugging away in my job as a {DBA/Dev/Terminator/Warp Drive Engineer} for several years, when I applied for the manager position.  I was surprised and thrilled when I got the job!  But now that I’ve been in the job for a while, I find that no one on the team is thrilled with me.  I know that I made a lot of changes.  But they were all for the good of the team.  What should I do to reconnect with my team and rebuild my friendships? A common theme in this series, “Plays Well With Others”, is that the skills … [Read more...]

Video: Microsoft Master Certification Program

On this vblog entry on www.sqlserverpedia.com I describe and discuss the Microsfot MCP (Master Certification Program). I hope this helps anyone that is interested in this program. Enjoy and I look forward to your feedback! Posted September 09, 2008. … [Read more...]

Microsoft SQL Server High-Availability Videos and Q&A Log

You Want Videos? We Got Videos! I always enjoy getting the chance to catch up with author, consultant, and Microsoft Clustering MVP Allan Hirt.  Allan and I recently presented two sessions covering an overview of high availability in Microsoft SQL Server and, the following week, a demo of how to implement several different kinds of high availability techniques including database mirroring, transactional replication, and Windows clustering services. You can see videos of these presentations at the Quest Software Pain of the Week webcast site. Archives of other videos are here. We're … [Read more...]