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SQL Saturday Southampton Pre-con

SQL Saturday Southampton Pre-con

It’s been a while since my last pre-con, in fact it’s been a while since my last SQL Saturday with both of these events happening in Exeter a few months back. At that time I did a joint pre-con with Mark Pryce-Maher called Performance Troubleshooting for the (Accidental) DBA which we shall undoubtedly do again […]

Voting in the PASS Election 2015

Voting in the PASS Election 2015

  Another year, another set of elections. It’s that time where those who care about their industry and the future of the community we work within take to the PASS website to see who has put themselves forward and weigh up who they think should be on the PASS Board of Directors.     This […]

Career Progression

Career Progression

Deciding to change jobs can be one of the most difficult decisions you can make. At Dell I was part of one of the world’s most recognisable technological brands and was doing something that I enjoyed. So in that case why did I tweet earlier this week that I had left Dell?   Why I […]

T-SQL Tuesday 66 Monitoring – Agent Alerts

T-SQL Tuesday 66 Monitoring – Agent Alerts

Alerts have been around for as long as I can remember, so some time before breakfast. That probably means you need to get a wriggle on and upgrade to SQL Server 2014. If you are still wondering whether to upgrade I did write a post on it some time back which may help: 5 Top […]

My First Ever SQL Saturday Pre-Con

My First Ever SQL Saturday Pre-Con

Like most people I have a bucket list of things to do before I depart for other things. However I chose to have two bucket lists, one personal and one professional. I’m now one step closer to ticking another one off of my professional bucket list, the title should give you a big clue. A […]

50 Shades of Brown – The Series

50 Shades of Brown – The Series

This series is all about problems you will face at some point in your career as a data professional specifically around the areas of Disaster Recovery and High Availability. As HA/DR is such an intricate topic please don’t expect this to be one of those one a day series.

SQLBits XIV – Welcome to the UK

A number of you will have heard of SQLBits before. It’s Europe’s largest conference dedicated to SQL Server. What was something just for people from the UK has been transforming into something much larger, more multicultural and more engaging as the community grows. Now we find that quite a large contingent of people are from […]

(Ctrl+E) was pressed. Waiting for the second key of chord…

(Ctrl+E) was pressed. Waiting for the second key of chord…

I first came across the error “(Ctrl+E) was pressed. Waiting for the second key of chord…” last year, these weird errors have a tendency to come at the worst times.

PASS DBA Virtual Chapter Webcast 20141112

PASS DBA Virtual Chapter Webcast 20141112

Today I have the honour of presenting a session for the PASS Database Administration Virtual Chapter. The great thing about the PASS Virtual Chapters are that they are completely free, you just need to be a member of PASS in order to register. That’s right, free SQL Server training and if you miss it, don’t […]

I need your help

I need your help

The Situation On the 19th November I am going to be presenting two sessions for the Luxembourg PASS chapter at the Microsoft offices there, you can register for the event here. One session is on Wait Statistcs, which is fine. I’ve done it before as a webcast for Dell Software and will be doing a […]