Policy Based Management: Against All Databases Condition

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Recently after one of my presentations a Twitter-buddy of mine, Argenis Fernandez ( Blog | Twitter ), showed me something interesting. By default when you create a new policy the against targets default says ‘Every Database’ (see screenshot below). Well this is a tad misleading as it apparently means “every” in the sense that it […]

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Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 (RTM)

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Earlier I had blogged about the toolkit being available for Windows 7 RC but now Microsoft has officially released the RTM version of the tools. Big thanks to my co-worker Nick Piccone ( Twitter ) for bringing this to my attention. The new tools are available at the Microsoft site at the link below: https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d […]

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Database Mirroring Freak Show – SQL Quiz from Chris Shaw

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Chris Shaw ( Blog | Twitter ) started another great web chainpost. He tagged Brent Ozar, Brent tagged Thomas LaRock and Tom tagged me. This particular quiz is a two-part question and here are my responses. Excuse my lack of wit and charm. It’s late, my caffeine supply is running low and my cat is […]

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SQL Saturday #16 – Recap

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Last Saturday was the SQL Saturday event at Devry University in Miramar, Florida. First off I have to say it was a great event with over 400 attendees! It was also my very first SQL Saturday speaking event. The speaker evaluations haven’t come back yet but I have a feeling I’ll definitely should have some […]

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Spacecoast SQL User Group Meeting: Review

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After writing up my review for my presentation at OPASS I realized I hadn’t done one for my visit to Melbourne for the Spacecoast SQL User Group! A thousand apologies Bonnie and crew! I arrived early in Melbourne so I spent some quality time at Starbucks for a bit before the meeting which gave me […]

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Spacecoast SQL Server User Group Meeting Tonight!

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I just wanted to send out a quick note to say that I’ll be presenting tonight at the Spacecoast SQL Server User Group. I’ll be doing my presentation on Policy Based Management. After SQL Saturday last weekend I’ve learned a few things and added a small demo of EPMF to the end of it so […]

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24 Hours of SQL PASS

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Call Chloe and the rest of the CTU gang, grab a giant pot of coffee and your 9mm and get ready for 24 hours of pure, free SQL hotness: 24 Hours of PASS! The good folks at PASS have put together another fabulous free training opportunity for us in 24 hours of webcasts from the […]

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System Documentation: What’s Your Method?

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As a system administrator it’s your job to know the ins and outs of the systems you manage. But are you the only cog keeping that particular wheel turning? If you were to leave your current position, or God forbid, something were to happen to you would your company be able to move forward without […]

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