I’ve been doing SQLskills training recently, and Paul Randal (blog | Twitter) reminded our class that zeroing out a transaction log file does not use… Read More »Zeroing out a transaction log file does not use zeroes
For those of us who have been involved in the Microsoft Data Platform community for a few years, the events of the last few months… Read More »What is a community advisory board anyway?
This is my ongoing series of answering T-SQL Tuesday posts far too late to be of any use. Click here if you want to read… Read More »T-SQL Tuesday Retrospective #012: Why DBA skills are necessary
(If you would like to read the previous T-SQL Tuesday Retrospective entries, visit this link.) In October 2010, Sankar Reddy asked us which misconceptions we’ve… Read More »T-SQL Tuesday Retrospective #011: Misconceptions
SQL Server is a complex beast, with many configuration options that can range from recommended to completely avoided. Since the release of SQL Server 2016,… Read More »Which configuration changes in SQL Server require a restart?
After the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) unceremoniously closed down in January this year and its video library & brand names were bought by Red… Read More »Welcome to the Azure Data Community, empowered by Microsoft
This Wednesday, from 5pm to 7pm Mountain Standard Time, the Calgary Data User Group is presenting two sessions for your virtual attendance. 15 minutes: A… Read More »Calgary Data User Group – 24 February 2021 at 5pm MST
(Thanks to Erik Darling for reviewing this post. Check out his training materials.) One of the bigger clichés in the data professional vocabulary (behind “it… Read More »How does the buffer pool handle low memory conditions?
(You can see previous T-SQL Tuesday retrospectives by visiting this link.) In September 2010, Michael J. Swart (blog | Twitter) invited us to talk about… Read More »T-SQL Tuesday Retrospective #010: Indexes
(If you’d like to read my other T-SQL Tuesday Retrospective posts, click here.) In August 2010, Jason Brimhall (blog | Twitter) invited us to discuss… Read More »T-SQL Tuesday Retrospective #009: Beach Time
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re straight, white, male, and English-speaking. There’s also a high likelihood that you live in the United… Read More »It’s 2021, so why are you reading this?
Microsoft announced updates today for all supported versions of SQL Server, for a privilege escalation vulnerability that leverages Extended Events. For security reasons no further details… Read More »Security update for all supported versions of SQL Server (CVE-2021-1636)
To view posts about previous T-SQL Tuesday entries, please use this tag. The late, great, Robert Davis invited us on Independence Day 2010 to write… Read More »T-SQL Tuesday Retrospective #008: Gettin’ Schooled