SQL Server Events in the UK – May 2013

SQL Server Events in the UK – May 2013

Things are really ramping up in May and June this year, it’s a great time to be an IT Professional with so much free SQL Server training available! This month there are 9 events planned including the Europe’ premier SQL Server SQLBits. If you haven’t heard of SQLBits before then go over to their site http://www.SQLBits.com for more details. […]

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 […]

SQL Saturday #194 Exeter – A presenters review

SQL Saturday #194 Exeter – A presenters review

This weekend was full of a range of emotions for me. Grab a beverage and I’ll tell you all about it…. The Journey On the Friday I had arranged to take my 70-451 exam at lunchtime at a test center just outside Birmingham which would provide me with a nice jaunt down the M5, or so […]

100th blog post

100th blog post

Unless you’ve entered “100th blog post” into your favourite search engine and clicked on pot luck (or whatever it is) you’ll know that I pretty much always blog about SQL Server. Not this time! Today, I thought I would share a little bit about me and my blogging experiences. I’ll probably do an update post at […]

SQL Server Events in the UK – March 2013

SQL Server Events in the UK – March 2013

Find out what SQL Server events are taking place this month in the U.K.

New Year Aspirations – Gina Walters – User Groups

New Year Aspirations – Gina Walters – User Groups

Thanks for agreeing to do this Gina; from your emails things do sound quite frantic at the moment so I really do appreciate your time! Thank you for the opportunity to present this information about myself and our Pittsburgh SQL Server User Group!   Before we start on the main part of the interview, tell […]