Not comprehensive, but perhaps useful next time: Verify that the SPN’s are correct for the server that has the Reporting Services database. Many ways to do this, but I like the Kerberos Configuration Manager. The SPN tab should show “Good” for the instance that hosts the database. If not, fix (typically requires domain admin). Don’t […]Read more "Notes on Setting Up & Troubleshooting Reporting Services Using Kerberos"
I ran across a thread about statistics being up to date and part of it was about stats generated by DTA (see the comment by Aaron Bertrand). Easy to identify: select db_name() as dbname, name from sys.stats where name like ‘_dta_stat%’ Are they being used? Drop them? Assuming autostats is on, the only risk would […]Read more "Stats Generated By Database Tuning Advisor"
It’s easy to forget, or not get at all, how intimidating it can be to take the first step into public speaking, and more than that, how devastating it can be if that first effort goes badly. I’ve long been an advocate of providing some coaching or training to first timers. If you’re going to […]Read more "Growing New Speakers By Sharing The Stage"
Don’t Understand? You’re About to Learn Something was published March 9, 2015, and it’s about the mindset of being comfortable with learning, or more accurately, with not understanding. It’s a lesson I’m trying to teach my daughters who are elementary school. Like many beginners they are zoomed in on syntax and details and just trying […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Don’t Understand? You’re About to Learn Something"
Back in September 2012 I ordered an Everki Flight Checkpoint Friendly backpack. I think it was $72 at Amazon at the time. I’ve used it daily since then and been really pleased with it. The orange interior is very nice, I instantly notice the difference when I use a different bag. The zippers are solid, […]Read more "An Update on My Everki Backpack"
Are holidays benefits? If you’re not sure, imagine your reaction when you no longer get paid holidays! Or that first sad day as a consultant when you realize you can’t work Monday because the client’s employees have the day off. They get paid, you get no billable time! One of the comments mentioned being reluctant […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Holidays as Benefits"
Upgrade and Refresh, or Not? was published on Friday and as I write this hasn’t had a lot of comments. Friday blahs? Or bad title? Both perhaps. I definitely wish I had worked on the title more – why is picking a title my least favorite part? In any case, as I wrote about upgrades […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Upgrade and Refresh, or Not?"