Russ Thomas – SQL Judo

The Art of SQL Server Database Administration, Development, and Career Skills for the Technically Minded

Experience; There is no Substitute

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post entitled experience is over-rated.  Today you’ll get a little peak inside my mind while I counter that original argument myself.  Experience, … Continue reading

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Finding Trouble

If there was any one skill I could rank as number 1 for new hires, be they junior or senior, it would be troubleshooting.  If someone out there has a … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Coming Soon SQL 2016 Live Query Statistics (LQS)

I recently stumbled onto a feature in the upcoming release of SQL Server 2016 that at first seemed really intriguing.  Live Query Statistics – a way to see the query … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Informed Decision – FORCE_SERVICE_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS

Recently we had a disaster recovery event on a couple of mirrored servers.  By that, I mean we were required to move primary database operations to an offsite mirror partner.  Because … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Road to SQL Server 2014 MCSE

This afternoon I finally passed the last test in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert series for Data Platform.  I started the first test in the series while at Tech-Ed 2013 New … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

TSQL Tue 65: Memory Optimized Hash Indexes

The topic this month is learn something new and then teach it to everyone else.  Great topic Mike! Late last year I set the goal to finish up my MCSE.  … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Experience Is Overated

Be careful not to read too much into the title.  It’s not a global statement.  Experience has value, but this is my blog and I reserve the right to go on … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 1 Comment
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