Here’s a handy PowerShell script to script-out all SQL Server Agent jobs for a given instance.
Overconfidence can have serious consequences for Data Professionals. Guard against overconfidence and avoid complacency by thinking defensively.
Effective leadership is about being mindful of how you engage those around you.
The start of a new working year is often a time for self reflection. This is a great thing, it’s the first step toward you achieving growth, improvement and ultimately better results.
The value of investing in your own professional development is clear. I encourage you to take the time to devise your plan and you will achieve fantastic results.
This post is part of the T-SQL Tuesday Meme, this month hosted by Jason Brimhall. His chosen theme, to come up with a story where you “stood firm” and relate it to these words: resolve, resolution, or resolute. Regular readers will know and tell you that I’m resolute in my philosophy that the Best DBAs Automate Everything. So […]
Short and sweet today, here’s what you enjoyed reading the most this year on the blog. No accounting for taste then. How To Become a SQL Server DBA My Guide To Passing Exam 70-432 Top 10 Junior DBA Interview Tips The Database Administrators Primary Responsibility Performing Fast SQL Server Delete Operations 10 Character Traits of […]
It’s holiday season which means it’s a time for you all to buy me gifts super busy time for Data Professionals! Bosses are keen to take of advantage of the opportune downtime to get maintenance done and your colleagues are abandoning the office in droves. Leaving their troubles and work behind them, most likely for you to […]
I am delighted to welcome to the blog someone who is without a doubt one of the biggest names in our SQL community. A name that I am sure many, if not all of you will recognise, they’re one of the very first bloggers that I myself began to follow. A SQL community champion, this […]
It’s one of the most enjoyable things about being a SQL Server consultant. I’m not talking about my suspect dance moves here. I’m actually talking about a very powerful problem solving technique. Customers don’t hire SQL Server consultants to work on easy problems. They’ve got those covered already. My customers are some of the smartest […]
It’s SFTW Time, I hope you’ve had a great week! Make sure you don’t miss this weekly round-up of SQL Server Links, community news and technology banter by Subscribing to the Blog Feed. You can also receive posts via Email. I don’t typically syndicate ( that’s share using RSS technology to you non bloggers) the weekly round-up to SQL Server Central but today […]
Have you ever looked back on a conversation where someone asked you “what do you do?” and felt disappointed with your reply? Same here. So how do you explain to someone, who is not familiar with your field, what it is exactly that you do? Just last week my girlfriend and I were out to dinner to […]
I’m delighted to welcome a fellow Brit to the blog to share their story in today’s guest post. Many of you will have read and enjoyed their work before, being a prolific blogger of awesome content over on Simple-Talk. A renowned personality in the UK SQL community, he is the founder and leader of the PASS SQL […]
A real life DBA tale from the trenches with some awesome advice. That’s what one reader chose to share with the community in response to my post What’s it Like to Be a DBA. I found their story compelling and their message really resonated with me, so much so that I wanted to share it with you […]
One of my favourite things about the SQL community is the exquisite diversity of talent of it’s members. Today for the “What’s it Like To Be a DBA” post series, we’re privileged to have with us a gentleman that not only flexes his technical muscles regularly on his blog but who also encourages us to get the grey matter really […]
This year there are to be no excuses, and I mean it. You know what I’m talking about. There’s always some reason why you can’t go to the PASS Summit, why you can’t make it this time around. Maybe the timing is just not quite right, you can’t get the time off work, maybe there’s […]
Today I am delighted to be able to share with you a guest post from one of my all time favourite bloggers in the SQL community. Their high quality, unique and creative content regularly making the cut for a place in the SFTW post roundup. I’ve been an avid reader of theirs for a number […]
Absolutely fantastic of course! You regular readers know that the Becoming a DBA area of the blog is one of the most visited and talked about, with the professional development posts often proving popular. All the comments, questions and emails you guys send tells me that there’s a lot of interest in the community about […]
Last week the SQL community and in particular the blogosphere, was buzzing with interest noise following the Microsoft Learning site publishing details of significant changes to SQL Server Certifications. Here We Go Again You know the drill. It’s the usual dance we go through every 5 years or so, where the Microsoft marketing machine spins […]
As the euphoria of SQLBits X sadly begins to fade, I wanted to take a moment to share with you my experience of Live Blogging the keynote of Europe’s largest SQL Server conference. To be honest this was not something that I had planned to do but when I received an email from Chris Webb […]
Welcome to the show! I’ll be liveblogging today’s keynote here at SQLBits X in London. There’s no need to refresh your browser folks, we’re technology savy here at SQLBrit don’t you know and using a LAMP stack ;-) Send your Tweets to @SQLBrit and keep an eye on the #SQLBits hash tag. The best Tweets at […]