Cloud Nirvana

T-SQL Tuesday is a recurring blog party, that is started by Adam Machanic (Blog | @AdamMachanic). Each month a blog will host the party, and everyone that want’s to can write a blog about a specific subject. […]

Scaring a Database Near you

Something I have a hard time by-passing is a good R2 unit.  I have R2 units in so many different forms, including a standing R2 cake one year for my birthday.  So when I cam […]

MCM on Life Support

Good news everybody.  October 1st is no longer the day that the MCM was prescribed to die.  The Microsoft Certified Master is now on life support until December 31st, 2013.  Which means that the Jan […]

Rare Species, Extinction and the MCM

As of 11:04 PM MST ( -6 UTC ), the Microsoft Certified Master along with the other certifications in the Advanced certification series at Microsoft joined the ranks of the Panda on the Rare and […]

T-SQL Tuesday #45 Follow the Yellow Brick Road

We have the distinct pleasure once again to have a party full of SQL enthusiasts.  The best part is that few if any of us are even in the same room or building for this […]

Lost that Single-User Connection?

You have changed your database to single_user mode to do a task.  As you go about your business, you lose track of which connection was the single_user connection.  You start closing connections and mistakenly close […]

MCM Road Less Traveled

I began this post back in October of 2012 after learning that I had passed the SQL Server 2008 MCM Knowledge exam.  I had set it aside in hopes of polishing it off after my […]

Las Vegas April 2013 UG Meeting

AlwaysOn – Finally, A usable ‘mirror’! In the past, High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) had many limitations. Clustering and Mirroring are great, but the mirror/secondary database is not very usable since it is not […]

T-SQL Tuesday #040: File and Filegroup Wisdom

Backstory Each month the SQL community comes together for an important party.  This is the blog party that was the brain child of Adam Machanic (Twitter) known as T-SQL Tuesday. The party is a very good […]

Las Vegas February 2013 UG

I know it is right in the middle of TSQL2SDAY when this post is to go live.  If you don’t know what that is, you should go check out this months edition here.  The topic […]