I feel like it’s been a good election cycle. Good set of candidates, good discussions, lots of good blog posts from the candidates and their supporters, and some attempts to better inform voters via the online town halls and twitter chats. I decided on my final candidates last night– it was not easy! The election […]
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For the fourth year Steve Jones and I are hosting an informal networking dinner on Monday night at the PASS Summit. We’ll be at Buffalo Wild Wings this year near the Convention Center from 6 to 9 pm. An added bonus this year is that beginning at 7:30 pm they have a Monday night football […]
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As you can see from the title of this post, I’ve decided on one of the three votes I’ll be casting in the PASS Election this year – I’ll be voting for Allen Kinsel. I wrote a letter of recommendation for him to be included in his application. Here is that recommendation: Subject: Letter of […]
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Yesterday the slate of candidates for the PASS Board of Directors was announced. Seven candidates for three open positions this year and that’s good. Good that we have a choice of who will lead and good that we have seven people willing to step up and give more of their time for a good cause. […]
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This was a task from last week. There was a server where we wanted to make some adjustments to security including changing the database owner to SA. To do that we needed to make sure that we included all the Sharepoint databases. If you’ve ever looked at a SQL instance supporting Sharepoint it’s not one […]
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Our seventh annual SQLSaturday here in Orlando went well. To the casual observer it might appear to happen without effort, if only that were truly the case! Kudos to Shawn and Karla for a great job of leading the event and we couldn’t have done it without the help of volunteers either. Now, on to […]
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Back in August I posted about an approach that Aaron Nelson and I thought of to try to get more ideas and suggestions into general circulation with regards to PASS and the SQL community – in short, designate a ‘suggestion day’. We only lightly evangelized the idea so it will be interesting to see how […]
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Last week I was checking on some stuff and noticed that a couple databases were in simple mode – unusual, but not necessarily wrong, so I asked someone on the team that manages the environment about it. He said that because of the usage it wasn’t critical but they did prefer them to be set […]
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Ever thought about what your average week looks like? What are the real core skills your environment uses every day or every week? I tried to write down all the variations I did last week, during an admittedly slow week: Adhoc full backup of a database Restore database with different name on same server Restore […]
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