My First White Paper – Top 10 Tips for Optimizing SQL Server Performance

My First White Paper – Top 10 Tips for Optimizing SQL Server Performance

Earlier this year I had the chance to collaborate on my first ever white paper “Top 10 Tips for Optimizing SQL Server Performance” with Patrick O’Keeffe who is Director of Software Development at Dell Software Group. I must say, it was a really interesting experience.

How to provide a better customer service

How to provide a better customer service

Far too many people just concentrate on the technical aspect of disaster recovery without looking at the human element. In this post I attempt to help readdress the balance with these customer service tips

Microsoft let new SQL Server version name slip?

Microsoft let new SQL Server version name slip?

There has been lots of speculation in the SQL Server community as to what the official name of the next release of Microsoft’s flagship database product SQL Server will be. Today I made a discovery on one of Microsoft’s very own sites that indicates that the name will not follow the “R2” naming convention that […]

T-SQL Tuesday 41 – Presenting and Loving it!

T-SQL Tuesday 41 – Presenting and Loving it!

Before we dive in to the post, I’d like to give a big thank you to Bob Pusateri (Blog|Twitter) for hosting this months T-SQL Tuesday “Presenting and Loving it!”. T-SQL Tuesday was the brainchild of Adam Machanic (Blog|Twitter) you can find out more about the concept here. Coincidentally I am actually giving a presentation on […]

SQL Server Events in the UK – April 2013

SQL Server Events in the UK – April 2013

The bank holiday and work have put me a few days behind schedule, but here is the list out all of the UK events for all you busy people who forget to go over to http://www.SQLServerfaq.com to check what SQL Server events are happening in the UK this month. Twas the month before SQLBits and all was still, well […]