Survey: what SQL Server build number are you running?

Time for another survey (I’ll editorialize the files/filegroups data from the last survey next week). This survey’s very simple, run the following code on as many of your instances as you can, and post a comment with the results or send me plaintext/spreadsheet output in an email. Please do not add any more info to the […]

New Immersion Event for Accidental/Involuntary/Junior DBAs

As I announced in our Insider newsletter last week, we’ve designed some new Immersion Events to expand the curriculum we offer. We have a new Immersion Event for the Accidental DBA! This is a three-day class taught by Jonathan Kehayias and Erin Stellato. This course will help you learn how to keep the lights on so that SQL Server meets the […]

New Immersion Event on Advanced Transact-SQL

As I announced in our Insider newsletter last week, we’ve designed some new Immersion Events to expand the curriculum we offer. We have a new Immersion Event on Advanced Transact-SQL! This is a four-day class taught by Bob Beauchemin, our resident developer expert. The first public class will be offered in Bellevue, WA on September 30 – October 3, 2013 – which […]

New Immersion Event on SQL Server Hardware

As I announced in our Insider newsletter last week, we’ve designed some new Immersion Events to expand the curriculum we offer. We have a new Immersion Event on SQL Server Hardware! This is a two-day class taught by Glenn Berry, author of the popular SQL Server Hardware textbook. The first public class will be offered […]

More SQLskills community mentoring

As an update to our current round of SQLskills community mentoring (round 4 – see post here), Joe and Erin are now mentoring people they’ve met at Immersion Events here in Chicago. Joe will be mentoring Riley Logan, who attended IE2 in Chicago last week and IE1 in Bellevue last summer.  In his own words: […]

Last call for London classes until 2015 or 2016

Over the last few months we’ve started thinking about our 2014 and 2015 international class locations. We’ve been in London for the last three years (including this year) but we’re asked for lots of different non-US locations. We’re seeing more people traveling from Europe to our US classes and we want to hit some of […]

Survey: data files and filegroups per database (code to run)

This survey is closed – please don’t spend your time sending any more data – thanks In this survey I’d like to see what the distribution of the number of data files and filegroups per database is for your servers. Please run the following code (with example output): And send me the results for as […]

More businesses than you think are on the cutting edge

As a counterpart to my recent survey on what the oldest version of SQL Server you have in production (see the results here), I kicked off a survey last week asking what the newest version of SQL Server is that you have in production. Here are the results: I’m not surprised by these results, and […]

SQLskills community mentoring – round 4

We’ve had a mentoring program here at SQLskills for a couple of years (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 fourth mentoring session. You can read […]