How to use SP_CONFIGURE in SQL Server

2016:  I created and shared a script a few years ago that I use to look at configuration values in SQL Server. Script is free to download and currently works in SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012. With the many great tools that have come out since, there hasn’t...

Eat Lunch with the MVPs at PASS

Meet & Eat In my post last week about where I have been (you know, the one where I promised I would be blogging more), I mentioned that I was helping PASS on a volunteer opportunity. It’s a pretty neat chance for folks to network, learn and watch how...

Where has Mike been?

I’ll never make @SQLRockstar’s list like this! I have been quite busy lately. I haven’t followed some of the great advice of Brent Ozar (Blog, Twitter) and his series on blogging tips (especially the part about writing when you have the time). My...