Russ Thomas – SQL Judo

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

XEventaphobia: Conquer your fear

When Extended Events first came out in 2008, I – like many people – took a look and sheepishly walked away.  I knew what was being communicated was important and cool, but it … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

The next DBA I hire. Junior ?

There are some initiatives on the horizon that even the mustaches upstairs can interpret as creating a future that will require more hands on deck. So I was given some spots to … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

T-SQL Tue #50 Log Shipping With Powershell – A Better Mousetrap?

This month the Tsql2sDay topic is automation – props to our host SqlChow for the topic.  Props to Adam Machanic for the rolling party. Post Disclaimer:  Normally if there is a process that Microsoft … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Can you read the syntax of books online?

If you have any professional experience with SQL Server I guarantee at some point you have relied heavily on books online (Tech Net, MSDN).  The last Microsoft test I passed I mostly focused on the “skills measured” summary … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment