Make life easier on yourself, get a baseline!

At the SQL Connections conference earlier this month, at the start of my talk on Making SQL Server Faster, Part 1: Simple Things, I talked about the importance of having a performance baseline so you can measure the effect of any changes made to your environment. A month ago I kicked off a survey about […]

New 7.5 hour online course on logging, recovery, and the transaction log

As you know we're recording a lot of content for Pluralsight, and they've just published my latest course today: SQL Server: Logging, Recovery, and the Transaction Log. This is a carefully structured, 7.5 hour brain dump of everything I know about logging and recovery, which will be useful whether you're a beginner, a seasoned DBA, or […]

Make SQLskills part of YOUR team with dedicated consulting

We're there as part of your team when you need us, without the hassle of contracts and scoping calls. We realize that many of you want to have access to the best SQL Server resources on an ongoing basis and so we're now offering dedicated consulting through prepaid hours with a discount. The idea is that […]

New conference for developers in December

This isn't a SQL Server related post, but I wanted to let you know about a new conference that's starting in December. It's being run by our good friends at .NET Rocks!, SSWUG, and DevIntersection. It's called DevIntersection and will focus on Visual Studio, ASP.NET, and Windows Azure, with cross-over into a bunch of other […]

SQLskills community mentoring – round 3

As you may know, we have a mentoring program here at SQLskills (the brainchild of Jonathan), where each of us can pick someone who's attended one of our Immersion Events in the past and offer to be their mentor for six months. It's time to kick off the third mentoring session. You can read about […]