10 years ago today…

…the second stage of my life ended, when I left Microsoft on August 31st, 2007. The first stage of my life was education, ending in June 1994, with a Batchelor of Engineering (Hons.) degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh. The second stage of my life was being an employee. The […]

SQLskills SQL101: Readable secondary performance problems

As Kimberly blogged about earlier this year, SQLskills has an ongoing initiative to blog about basic topics, which we’re calling SQL101. We’re all blogging about things that we often see done incorrectly, technologies used the wrong way, or where there are many misunderstandings that lead to serious problems. If you want to find all of our SQLskills SQL101 blog posts, check out SQLskills.com/help/SQL101. Yesterday […]

SQLskills SQL101: Log shipping performance problems

As Kimberly blogged about earlier this year, SQLskills has an ongoing initiative to blog about basic topics, which we’re calling SQL101. We’re all blogging about things that we often see done incorrectly, technologies used the wrong way, or where there are many misunderstandings that lead to serious problems. If you want to find all of our SQLskills SQL101 blog posts, check out SQLskills.com/help/SQL101. One […]

So why do you want to come to our training? And the winners are…

Wow! We had 22 entries for our competition (writing a post is a high bar so I was expecting 20-30) to win a free seat in either our IEPTO1 or IEPTO2 training classes in Chicago in October. That was a lot of reading to get through to pick the winners, but we made it. A bunch […]

Competition: win a free seat in our classes in October!

We’re really excited about the classes we’ve got coming up in Chicago and to say ‘thank you’ to the SQL community for all your support of SQLskills.com over the years, we’re running a competition. It’s been a while since we ran a competition so we’re giving away TWO prizes this time! THE COMPETITION IS NOW […]

SQLskills SQL101: REBUILD vs. REORGANIZE

As Kimberly blogged about earlier this year, SQLskills has an ongoing initiative to blog about basic topics, which we’re calling SQL101. We’re all blogging about things that we often see done incorrectly, technologies used the wrong way, or where there are many misunderstandings that lead to serious problems. If you want to find all of our SQLskills SQL101 blog posts, check out SQLskills.com/help/SQL101. Often […]