Archives for July 2010

It’s Birthday Season at Casa De Kline

Professionally, summer is one of the busiest times of year for me since there are multitudes of customers to visit and conferences to speak at.Personally, summer is also very busy for me because it's a parade of birthdays and other significant dates. It's hard to keep up with all of it!Dylan Turns 19It's always a bit of a shock for me when I compare where Dylan is at his age to where I was at the same age.At 19, I held two part time jobs (one was selling shoes on commission at the wonderful but now defunct Castner Knotts department store and the other was running my own computer pc-clone … [Read more...]

Video: Disk Tuning and Optimization for SQL Server

This video focuses on accelerated Disk Optimization and improved productivity with SQL Query Tuning. Video created Dec. 18, 2006. … [Read more...]

The All New LiteSpeed

LiteSpeed for SQL Server version 6.0 was released in June 2010 and includes these key features: Fast Compression Backups – Fast Compression is Quest’s patent-pending backup technology which significantly reduces backup times, improves database recoverable, and automatically reduces a database’s backup footprint by up to 85 percent over and above the backup compression algorithms already in the product. Network Resiliency – Backups will still succeed after network interruptions. User can also customize the number of retries and wait period for a finer level of control. Easier Restores … [Read more...]

New Fast Features Video – Toad for SQL Server

Fast Features for Quest Tools. Someday soon, I promise. I've been trying hard to get more videos out the door about the SQL Server tools from Quest Software (my employer).  I'd sent a new one over to the program marketing team a while back, but it's not showing up in the Coffee Break Bytes section like it should.  These little videos show a single feature in detail, usually taking no more than 5 minutes to watch in their entirety. In the meanwhile, check out the excellent video series here.  And the blogs are really good too, available on the interwebs here. Thinking about cloud … [Read more...]

Windows Azure Boot Camp

I'm sorry that I got this out a bit late, but there are still a city or two where you can join in on these great free, 1-day classes on Windows Azure provided by Neudesic.   Atlanta, for example, is set for July 28th. You'll get a deep dive program that will prepare you to deliver solutions on the Windows Azure Platform. The region's best Azure experts will teach you how to work in the cloud through training, discussion, review of real scenarios, and hands on labs. Snacks and drinks will be provided; however, you're advised to bring an extension cord and to you to make your own lunch … [Read more...]

It’s the Atlanta Attendance Contest!

I'm speaking tonight on Top 10 Mistakes DBAs Make at the Atlanta SQL Server User Group meeting in Alpharetta, GA.  You can find all of the details here. I thought I'd liven things up a bit with a little contest.  The rules are simple: A. If you don't follow me on Twitter, then follow me by clicking here. B. If you already follow me on Twitter, then tweet the details for tonight's event. C. Every new follower or current follower who retweeted the details and then attends the event tonight will get a free ebook for Professional SQL Server 2008 Design and Implementation by my … [Read more...]