SQL Server

How to Assess Your SQL Server Environment

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincon Welcome back to the Two Weeks to A Healthy SQL Server series of posts! This is the official “Day One” post. This first step may not be the most glamorous or the biggest payoff, … Read more

Two Weeks to a Healthy SQL Server

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Many companies have the wrong people managing their databases. It sounds mean, out of context. But note we didn’t say “bad people” or “mean people,” just the wrong people to ensure a healthy SQL Server. Sometimes it’s even worse than that. It’s not the wrong person, it’s “no person.” Nobody owns its uptime, recoverability, or … Read more

SQL Server 2008 is Dead…

… Long live that other SQL Server version you should have upgraded from long ago … It’s January of 2019. 2019 and I’m writing a post reminding you that you it is time to upgrade from SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2!! Eleven years later.. That’s a testament to the amazing product that SQL … Read more

T-SQL Tuesday #80 Happy Birthday Chris, Have Some Changes

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My good friend and brother Chris Yates is hosting this month’s T-SQL Tuesday. I’ve not participated in one of these for a little bit now. Been busy doing the consulting thing, I guess!  I cannot believe this is the 80th month already!  That’s about six years of T-SQL Tuesday Blog Carnivals. I still remember way back when when Adam … Read more