New class: Immersion Event on Azure SQL Database, Azure VMs, and Azure Managed Instance

Tim’s been working closely with the development team on Azure Managed Instance, presented with them at Ignite recently, and has been presenting internally at Microsoft field offices to their clients, as well as working with our own clients extensively on Azure and Azure migrations. With all this Azure experience, and by popular demand, Tim’s updated […]

Calling all user group leaders! We want to present for you in 2019!

By the end of December, we at SQLskills will have presented remotely (and a few in-person) to more than 100 user groups and PASS virtual chapters around the world in 2018! We’d love to present remotely for your user group in 2019, anywhere in the world, as long as the time/timezone works reasonably. It’s not feasible for us […]

Lazy log truncation or why VLFs might stay at status 2 after log clearing

 Earlier this year I was sent an interesting question about why the person was seeing lots of VLFs in the log with status = 2 (which means ‘active’) after clearing (also known as ‘truncating’) the log and log_reuse_wait_desc showed NOTHING. I did some digging around and all I could find was an old blog post from 2013 […]

Spring 2019 classes in Chicago open for registration

I’ve just released our first set of 2019 classes for registration! We’ll be adding new classes in Chicago over the coming weeks, including a new class on PowerBI and an expanded IEAzure. All classes have discounts for registering before the end of 2018! (details on the individual class web pages…) Our classes in April/May will be in Chicago, IL: […]