What I Wish I Had Known Sooner…as a DBA

Mike Walsh posted 4 Attitudes I Wish I Had Earlier as a DBA, and tagged a few people to respond. Here goes… Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. Interacting with colleagues who have had different experiences and know more about certain topics is the fastest way to grow, both personally and professionally. […]

Refer a Friend, Get a Gift Card!

Yesterday I made this video: Cold, snow, and wind in CLE Notice at the end I mention Tampa and IE0?  IE0 is our Immersion Event for Accidental DBAs and it’s a newer course that Jonathan and I teach. Not an Accidental DBA?  Doesn’t matter, please keep reading If you refer a friend or colleague for […]

What I Know For Sure…After One Year at SQLskills

Today, August 1, 2013, marks my one year anniversary as a member of the SQLskills team.  Simply put, it’s been a great year.  Challenging in many ways, exhausting at times, but absolutely what I wanted (and expected) to be doing in this role.  Over the past year I’ve been asked many times, “How’s your new […]

The Accidental DBA (Day 26 of 30): Monitoring Disk I/O

This month the SQLskills team is presenting a series of blog posts aimed at helping Accidental/Junior DBAs ‘keep the SQL Server lights on’. It’s a little taster to let you know what we cover in our Immersion Event for The Accidental/Junior DBA, which we present several times each year. If you know someone who would benefit from […]

The Accidental DBA (Day 25 of 30): Wait Statistics Analysis

This month the SQLskills team is presenting a series of blog posts aimed at helping Accidental/Junior DBAs ‘keep the SQL Server lights on’. It’s a little taster to let you know what we cover in our Immersion Event for The Accidental/Junior DBA, which we present several times each year. If you know someone who would benefit from […]

The Accidental DBA (Day 23 of 30): SQL Server HA/DR Features

This month the SQLskills team is presenting a series of blog posts aimed at helping Accidental/Junior DBAs ‘keep the SQL Server lights on’. It’s a little taster to let you know what we cover in our Immersion Event for The Accidental/Junior DBA, which we present several times each year. If you know someone who would benefit from […]

The Accidental DBA (Day 19 of 30): Tools for On-Going Monitoring

This month the SQLskills team is presenting a series of blog posts aimed at helping Accidental/Junior DBAs ‘keep the SQL Server lights on’. It’s a little taster to let you know what we cover in our Immersion Event for The Accidental/Junior DBA, which we present several times each year. If you know someone who would benefit from […]

The Accidental DBA (Day 18 of 30): Baselines

This month the SQLskills team is presenting a series of blog posts aimed at helping Accidental/Junior DBAs ‘keep the SQL Server lights on’. It’s a little taster to let you know what we cover in our Immersion Event for The Accidental/Junior DBA, which we present several times each year. If you know someone who would benefit from […]

The Accidental DBA (Day 13 of 30): Consistency Checking

This month the SQLskills team is presenting a series of blog posts aimed at helping Accidental/Junior DBAs ‘keep the SQL Server lights on’. It’s a little taster to let you know what we cover in our Immersion Event for The Accidental/Junior DBA, which we present several times each year. If you know someone who would benefit from […]

SQL Server Training and Conferences for the Fall

There has been a lot of conversation this week in Twitterverse related to training and conferences in the SQL Server community.  I wanted to share some details and my own thoughts related to a few specific events in which I am involved (and it’s all very exciting!). Training First, Paul announced a new IE event […]