In just a few days, GDPR will become enforceable across the pond from where I live. Its reach, however, extends far beyond Europe. Let us have a look at some guiding principles in the United States via privacy policies, policy guidelines, and published privacy principles.
On Saturday April 14th I’ll be speaking at SQL Saturday Raleigh. I am excited to be presenting a lively and practical session about Environmental SQL Server Troubleshooting.
When called in to diagnose a performance issue what are the 1st things you review? Many DBAs and developers make the mistake of diving straight into the code looking for an answer. However, often times the solution is not in the code but rather in the overall environment.
Environmental troubleshooting is often a quick and overlooked method for discovering and configuring SQL Server to perform at a higher level without the need for application change controls.
In this session we will discuss both performance pitfalls and optimizations that can be made to the system outside of code changes. We will diagnose configurations commonly misapplied and review best practices in SQL Server, Windows Server, and VMware!
If you want a preview of the talk and some supplemental info please look at these:
- Environmental Checks – Overview
- SQL Server Environmental Diagnostics Guide
- Windows Server Environmental Diagnostics Guide
- VMware Environmental Diagnostics Guide
There are about 40 different sessions scheduled ranging from beginner to advanced – something for everyone.
I wrote about last year’s event: Raleigh SQL Saturday 2017 – Amazing Professional Community
Today I want to tell the story of my Logitech Skype TV Cam from years ago. I had to destroy it.
Warning: tech gore ahead! If you want to see this camera destroyed then continue reading…
“…put on your speculative shades and forecast the bright future ahead. Tell us what the world will be like when T-SQL Tuesday #200 comes to pass.”
Big thanks to Adam for starting this monthly blog party and keeping the energy going!
Let’s predict the future of SQL Server! I will share with you my best guesswork about how it will be to work with SQL Server 2026.
Have you ever had to move databases and their files? A database migration involves some downtime and mistakes made can certainly ruin your day. You don’t want to be in the middle of a migration and be uncertain about what to do.
Read on to learn how to move SQL Server database files and also see some demos.
This week on Sunday January 28th was Data Privacy Day. Here are my thoughts about digital privacy in 2018.
Last year I completed a project in my house to wire most of it with cat 6 Ethernet cable. See how I did it with lots of pictures.
This week I accomplished something to continue my education. I obtained my MCSA in SQL Server 2016 Database Development!
UPDATE: I told you the who, what, when, and why but not the how. Added a new section below.
Setting Learning Goals for 2018
I like to think of year end goal setting in terms of inhaling and exhaling. Reflecting back on the year and planning ahead for the next year is exciting to me. I think a lot about these things – sometimes too much. Like breathing there is a balance between thinking about something and taking action to do it.
Let’s see about a healthy balance by looking first at 2017 then ahead to 2018.