When I teach powershell the question I get from DBAs most often is what is an overload. Because when we get into methods you can’t go very long at all without stating that they’re overloaded and most DBAs just don’t live [...]
For a very long time now I’ve preached to my various teams the value of doing your 20s. And I don’t expect most of you to know what that is, so here’s a quick explanation. I believe there’s certain syntax you [...]
I was recently asked to document some justifications around buying a load testing tool like Benchmark Factory. And for the record, while it’s not the only tool out there, I’m a huge fan of Benchmark Factory. I’ve used it for years [...]
Ok, so the other night I uninstalled my R2 install on my box and put on the new SQL2012. I know upgrade exists, but I just wanted the thing on there and didn’t feel like messing with anything stupid going wrong. [...]
Quite often there’s no benefit to a feature if you’re not using it, but this time that’s not the case. Even if you’re not using partitioning you can still take advantage of it in a really cool way.
Let’s say you’ve [...]
I just finished an interesting email thread with a user that’s not at all an uncommon scenario. They were just installing a CU to some of their SQL boxes, and there was evidently a new bug that was introduced into that [...]
I spent about an hour last night working to solve this stupid problem with a report so I thought I’d share it with you guys. I’ve had this problem before, but for some reason I never remember it until I’ve had [...]
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