Active August

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The other day on Twitter Mike Walsh ( Blog | Twitter ) was commenting to Chuck Boyce ( Blog | Twitter ) about how well he was doing with his recent weight loss program. One joke, and a bandwagon tweet later and Active August was born! So what is Active August you ask? Well Mike […]

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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Looks like August is definitely shaping up to be a busy one for me! First I’ll be presenting at SQL Saturday #16 in South Florida. That takes place on Saturday, August 8th. I’m really excited for this event since it’ll be the first SQL Saturday I’ve presented at. Following that I’ll be heading over to […]

Recap: Performance Tuning and Query Optimization

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Tonight was our monthly SQL Server User Group meeting and our featured presenter this evening was Plamen Ratchev (Blog) presenting on performance tuning and query optimization. First off, he has an awesome accent. I think he’s of Croatian descent from what he mentioned but he rolls his R’s something fierce. I should’ve had him say […]

Policy Based Management with SQL 2008

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A few weeks back I presented at the Tampa SSUG meeting on Policy Based Management with SQL 2008. Unfortunately due to sickness and apparently my own laziness, I never got around to doing a follow-up post or posting my slide deck. First the slide deck: Powerpoint 2007 version Powerpoint 97-2003 version As a warning the […]

How to Create a Server-Side Trace with SQL Profiler

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This morning on Twitter my friend (and as per request, “handsome moron”, but trust me he’s no moron) Jeremiah Peschka (Twitter) asked about scheduled traces. I suggested he do a server-side trace. Unfortunately when you Google how to do this it just tells you how to do this via T-SQL but to my dismay I […]