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This post is part of the SQL Community Project #DBAJumpStart by John Sansom (Twitter | Blog).''If you could give a DBA just one piece of advice, what would it be?''John asked 20 successful and experienced SQL Server professionals this exact question. I share my own thoughts with you below and you can find all our answers together ...
I know a lot of you regularly read my blog either on my home page at KevinEKline.com, on SQLBlog.com, or one of the locations where it's syndicated. And you may also regularly take in my content on SQLSentry.TV or my monthly column on Database Trends & Applications magazine.
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Ok, I have to admit the painful truth. I'm reliably slow to the finish line. This year, I got my slides into PASS HQ by the skin of my teeth, the weekend before the event was to begin. Although I could say with a straight face ''I uploaded my slides!''. I have to be honest that I wasn't surprised when many of my attendees said that ...
In last month's column, ''2012 Might Really Be the End of the World as
We Know It,'' I described a number of major developments in the IT
industry that are likely to disrupt the life of database professionals
everywhere. I categorize those four disruptors - virtualization, cloud
computing, solid state drives (SSD), and advanced ...
I had a very interesting conversation recently with a good friend of
mine. She's at the top of her game as a first class enterprise DBA in a
major medical institution. She was interested in my career advice
because she'd recently received an unsolicited invitation for a higher
paying job in the business intelligence (BI) ...
Many thanks to Microsoft SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard (blog | twitter) for conducting a series of interviews of prominent SQL Server types, including me. The interview found here.
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SSWUG.ORG’s virtual webcasts will prepare the “Accidental DBA” for patterns and practices they will experience in their role as a database administrator. I will provide easy-to-understand insights and realistic examples for professionals who have not had any formal DBA training. By the end of our four-part series, you should have the ...
Brent Ozar (blog | twitter) and I did an interview with TechTarget’s Brendan Cournoyer at last summer's Tech-Ed, which as turned into a podcast titled “Cloud efforts advance, SQL Server evolves.” The podcast covers all the major trends at the conference (like BI), virtualization features in Quest’s products (like Spotlight), Brent’s new book ...
Sometimes I'm timely in getting the news out on useful resources.
And, other times, I'm a bit slower on the draw. As I told my friends
back at New Year's Day, ''As an official member of the Procrastinators
Club, welcome to 2008!'' On the other hand, it's always good to remind
folks of great resources that are still ...
I did a lot of writing in 2010. Unfortunately, I didn't do a good job of keeping all of that writing equally distributed throughout all of the channels where I'm active.
So here are a few more posts from my blog, put on-line during the months of November and December 2010, that I didn't get posted here on SQLBlog.com:
1. It's Time to ...