Monthly Archives: May 2018

Getting SQL Agent going for SQL Server on Linux–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. It’s actually a simple procedure, but I thought I’d write a short note to help me remember. The procedure … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Learning Goals–May Update

It’s 5 months in, and this is hard. I find that the time I’ve picked each week sometimes gets bumped by other items, which do have a higher priority. More on this later. Extended Events An epic fail here for … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , ,

How Far Back?

At the Redgate SQL Privacy Summit recently, there was panel I hosted that I thought was really interesting. At one point someone asked a question and there was a bit of a discussion about the right to forget in the … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged ,

No More Downtime

At one point in my career, I worked for a wealth management firm. We managed funds for various customers, a part of which was making trades in the financial markets. Various brokers and companies used our platform to run their … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged ,

Cleaning up Azure Client IPs

I travel around, and as a result, I may find myself accessing my Azure databases from different locations. Since it’s a quick click and login to add my IP from SSMS, I’ll end up with multiple ones. I don’t want … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged ,

Are you GDPR Ready?

The GDPR is being enforced as of yesterday. It’s been a law for two years, but fines are now going to be assessed for violations. If you’re like me, you’ve been getting a lot of different types of privacy policy … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Republish: The Opportunistic Hacker

Still in Ireland: The Opportunistic Hacker.

Posted in Editorial | Tagged

Hands off dbatools updates

I really like the dbatools project. This is a series of PowerShell cmdlets that are built by the community and incredibly useful for migrations between SQL Servers, but also for various administrative actions. I have a short series on these … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Oddest Thing

My desk is a mess, at least, it’s a mess compared to many people’s workspaces. Not as bad as some, but certainly worse than others. I sometimes care and will clean clear things away, maybe even get rid of some items, but for the most part I … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged ,

One Week to Music City Tech

Next week is Music City Tech, a three day conference consisting of Coding, Agile, and Data tracks, takes place in Nashville on May 31-June 2. There are a lot of great sessions on the schedule, covering a lot of software … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged ,