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 […]

Summit 2012

In case you have been living under a rock (I know it’s not under my rock), here is your notice that Summit 2012 is just a few days away at this point. I will soon […]

Do you Dream?

You ever have those nights consumed by all things SQL? I do.  It happens more than I might like sometimes.  Usually it happens when there is a work problem that I am trying to solve. […]

Database In Recovery

What do we do? Have you ever run into a database that is in the “In Recovery” state? If that has happened, have the bosses and/or endusers come to you asking “What do we do?” […]

System Base Tables

On January 19th, I published a post about the Dedicated Administrator Connection.  I spoke very briefly of the system base tables in that article.  Today, I want to dive into these tables a little bit […]

Dedicated Administrator Connection

Recently you may have read my article about some hidden functions in SQL Server.  In that article you learned that those functions were in some DMOs and that you could get at them through the […]

MCITP: 4 Down 0 To Go

Yay.  I finally took the plunge and decided to take Exam 70-451.  This is the MCITP exam for the SQL 2008 Dev track. Frankly, I had taken my time with this one because I was a […]

Powershell, Me and the MCM part II

Last week I posted the first part of this series.  I thought it would be a good idea to give a little follow-up on how my foray into Powershell as I attempted to download this […]

Powershell, Me and the MCM

If you haven’t heard yet, Microsoft has made some significant changes to the MCM program.  The changes make the certification more accessible to the masses. You can read more about that from sources such as […]