SQL Server 2005 Developer Webcast Series Coming Soon to MSDN

Starting the week of December 6th, Microsoft will launch a series of webcasts focused on SQL Server 2005 Development. During the week of December 6th, Microsoft/MSDN will host 15 webcasts introducing all the new features of SQL Server 2005 for Developers. Then, starting in January, there will be at least one webcast per week focused […]

When did SQL Server stop putting indexes on Foreign Key columns?

The title is a common question I've received in the past and I thought I'd take a few minutes to explain a bit about keys and indexes… This is by no means a lot of detail regarding relational theory, etc. but there are a few things that we should quickly review to make sure that […]

My home town was a great place to kick off our first SQL Immersion Event

During the week of October 11, I delivered a four day “immersion” event where we focused on nothing but performance tuning – from design to indexing to optimizing procedural code. There were many states represented (CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, MS, NE, NY, OH, OR, TX, UT, WA, and WI) and it […]

Per capita, I trained 34,000 people this week!

Well, it’s a small country – but with a huge population of SQL Server users – especially as far as ratios go! This week I’ve been in Reykjavik, Iceland delivering my second SQL Server Immersion Event on SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization which was hosted by my friends at Miracle Iceland. fyi – I […]

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em…

In a few past posts, a couple of other friends/RDs have given me geeky sql titles… such as sql hera (which Forte started here, referenced here and resulted in this) and the original culprit (from Clemens) started it all here……. major harrassment ensued and my irritation was subdued solely by being worn down. Anyway, after months of […]

So much to blog about, so little time :(

Wow, seems like forever since I last blogged… and yes, it was! Many exciting things have happened over the last few weeks and that’s part of the reason for my silence… Thought I’d do a quick list of highlights and hopefully I’ll expand on a few of these things over the next few days. At […]