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Ever since SQLSaturday #1 our venue has been Seminole State College (Seminole Community College back then), provided graciously and perhaps more importantly, at no charge. Finding a venue is a big deal when it comes to planning an event and finding one that’s free, that’s harder! Putting a bunch of… Read more
I spent a few days at DevConnections this week and really enjoyed the conference. The location was Aria in Las Vegas, where I’ve never been, but it was a new, really nice hotel and there was one amazing thing:
The wi-fi worked.
Not on and off, pretty much the entire… Read more
Sometimes old stuff is just as cool as new stuff. Over the past few years, I’ve written a few things that are worth a revisit from time to time. In this post, you’ll find a list of previous year’s blog posts that came… Read more
I am running for the PASS Board. You can read more about what I’ve posted and what others have to say here on this page.
Today I want to ask you a question. Should someone on the board be a manger or should they be a community person? Let’s… Read more
The Enterprise Policy Management Framework (EPMF) team is proud to announce the updated release of “Enterprise Policy Management Framework 4.0 for project EPMFramework. This is a major release with lots of performance tweaks and
- For enhanced support of large environments
- Reviewed database…
It’s Friday, time to look back at the most popular RealSQLGuy posts of the week. Because it’s Friday and you’re not doing any real work anyway.
Posts That Were Popular This Week
- Don’t Get Slimed By Bad Parameter Sniffing
- Building (for FREE) a Virtual Server for SQL Demos
- Cheating DBCC…
By Steve Bolton
…………My last blog series, A Rickety Stairway to SQL Server Data Mining, often epitomized a quip by University of Connecticut statistician Daniel T. Larose, to the effect that “data mining is easy to do badly.” It is clear that today’s sophisticated mining algorithms can still… Read more
- Registration at 520. Not as big a bump this week as we expected, probably due to the message going out to the unregistered list Tuesday late afternoon, but equally possibly that we’re reached the ones that plan to go. I’m tempted to email again this week, but I…
Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
What is it and why does it matter?
I am actually walking this time! Join me to walk & talk through what the RTO (Recovery Time Objective) is with regards to SQL Server.
Location: American Chestnut Land Trust – South Side Trail: Gravatt Lane (0.72 miles… Read more
A friend recently asked me about my involvement with PASS, and that lead to the two questions in the title. Why do I support PASS? Why do I criticize PASS? And there is one more that goes with it, do I balance criticism with praise? Interesting stuff.
First, for those… Read more
A while back I had written a post about why I’m excited about Hekaton (now called ‘In-Memory OLTP’ – not sure why, Hekaton is much more fun to say), and while I am certainly still excited about this new feature, it does have some significant barriers to entry. Here’s a… Read more
This year, I submitted my application to run for the PASS Board and it was accepted. This then is my announcement to all of you and the beginning of my campaign for election. My name is Grant Fritchey and I’m running for the PASS Board.
It’s traditional to either make… Read more
Triggers are very useful tools but can easily cause all sorts of headaches. In fact I would generally advise… Read more
The 12th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 12 contains all the hotfixes released since the initial release of SQL Server 2012 SP1.
Those who are facing severe issues with their environment, they can… Read more
The 2ndcumulative update release for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 2 contains all the hotfixes released since the initial release of SQL Server 2012 SP2.
Those who are facing severe issues with their environment, they can plan… Read more
This past week I was fortunate enough to attend a three-day special session at VMware Corporation’s corporate campus in Palo Alto, CA, specifically designed to help educate and inform SQL Server MVPs with some of the most detailed training on the convergence of the VMware ecosystem and SQL Server. This… Read more