Monthly Archives: December 2010

Quick MCM Prep Help

Before I went on vacation, I mentioned I was downloading some of the MCM videos from Technet.I had grabbed 4 or 5 before I left, dropping the MP3s on my iPhone, and I listened to a few of them on … Continue reading

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Enjoying the New Year

The last 5 or 6 years, on this day, my family has gotten together with friends for an evening of games and fun at Dave and Busters before returning home for some movies or Rock Band until the wee hours … Continue reading

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MCM Prep – VLF Allocations

I had heard that you could have too many VLFs in your transaction log, and it could cause performance issues. Kimberly Tripp has a great blog on how to get better performance from your log, but until I was studying … Continue reading

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The Year of the Community

Usually at the end of each year I try to look back at the previous year in the database world.  This past year seems to have been an amazing year for the SQL Community and for me it has been … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2010–Goal Review

I had 8 goals for 2010, which I posted at the end of last year. That reminds me, I need to work on goals for 2011 These were a variety of work, community, and professional goals that I set with, … Continue reading

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The Office

The subheading for this article caught my eye. Sixty percent of workers think they can be productive outside of an office in a survey conducted of 2,600 IT professionals. Most of the these people also said that they tended to … Continue reading

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Getting a Dedicated Admin Connection

Did you know you can easily get a Dedicated Admin Connection (DAC) in SSMS? I didn’t assuming that I’d need to use a command line and SQLCMD. However while studying for the MCM, I learned that there’s an easy way. … Continue reading

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Strike Force

Would you want to be part of an elite strike force inside your company? An IT team that can solve complex problems and save the day when there’s a crisis? Or even a large challenge facing your department? It sounds … Continue reading

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Rebuilding my laptop

I finally got around to adding the new memory (16GB), removing the old 4GB and then replacing the DVD drive with an SSD. Now he hard part: rebuilding the machine. In order to use the 16GB, and get VMs to … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of (SQL) Christmas

Once upon a time a group of twelve bloggers agreed to each pick a post (or posts)  they found interesting from the previous year, blog about them, comment, and call attention to them. I was tapped to summarize things, and … Continue reading

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