Seize the Moment

Today I had a bit of regret slap me in the face.  That face slap came from participation in a SQL Quiz on twitter that was hosted by Paul Randal (Blog | Twitter).  The questions […]

Physical Row Location

SQL Server 2008 has presented us a couple of options to aid in becoming better DBA’s.  You can see this evidenced in many ways in the product.  A couple of the things that make me […]

SQLSat 83 – Johannesburg

Awesome news.  I submitted a presentation for SQLSat 83 in Johannesburg South Africa for May 7, 2011.  I saw that they were opening up the presentation schedule a little bit to allow for remote presenters […]

A SQL Experiment – Mentoring

News Flash The SQL Community is about to get stronger.  Why?  There is a great new initiative that was recently launched.  Steve Jones and Andy Warren are teaming up to conduct this initiative.  As they […]

SQLPeople Interview

Have you heard about this new project out there called SQLPeople?  It is a new (relatively) project that is the brainchild of Andy Leonard.  Andy is trying to help the community to get to know […]

T-SQL Tuesday #17 – APPLY Knowledge

We have another opportunity to write as a part of TSQL Tuesday today.  This month Matt Velic (Blog | Twitter).  Matt has proposed a challenge that was derived from a comment on twitter.  The challenge […]

SSIS Job Ownership

I was strolling along one day when I saw somebody asking how to find out who owns a maintenance plan.  That evolved into finding out who owns the the job associated with the maintenance plan. […]

S3OLV April Change

Earlier this week I announced the meeting for the Las Vegas User Group.  I blasted some of you with emails – along with people in our mailing list.  Those plans are now changed.  No longer […]

S3OLV April 2011

Are you ready to learn again?  The Las Vegas SQL Users Group is ready to have our April meeting.  The meeting is to be held April 14, 2011 at 6:30 PST. This month we have […]

SQL Server Role Membership

How well do you know the security in your SQL instances?  Do you know who has sysadmin level permissions?  SQL Server provides a few methods for you to find out who is a member of […]