2013 review: the year by the numbers

The last post of the year! It’s been a really excellent year all round and time for my traditional post counting down some of the numbers that have been my life this year. 9233243 (roughly): the number of page views across my blog according to Google (up around 15% from 2012) 112289: the number of […]

2013: the year in books

Back in 2009 I started posting a summary at the end of the year of what I read during the year (see my posts from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) and people have been enjoying it, so I present the 2013 end-of-year post. I set a moderate goal of 60 books this year and I managed 56. Next year […]

SQLskills holiday gift to you: all 2012 Insider videos

As we all wind down for the 2013 holiday season, we want to give the SQL Server community a holiday gift to say ‘thank you’ for all your support during 2013, and what better gift than more free content?! As many of you know, I publish a bi-weekly newsletter to more than 10,000 subscribers that […]

New course on Optimizing Ad Hoc Statement Performance

Kimberly’s second Pluralsight online training course has just gone live and is available for watching! Her course is SQL Server: Optimizing Ad Hoc Statement Performance and is a mammoth 7.5 hours long and full of extensive demos. The modules are: Introduction (21 mins) Statement Execution Methods (90 mins) Estimates and Selectivity (98 mins) Statement Caching […]