Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Amazing Reasons DBAs Need to Love Extended Events

If you are looking for a presentation that brings together bacon, unicorns, and lightsabers, then you should have seen my presentation this past Thursday for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's. The session was 5 Amazing Reasons DBAs Need to Love Extended Events.  In it, I ran through a list of reasons on why extended events … Continue reading Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Amazing Reasons DBAs Need to Love Extended Events

Security Questions: Granting Access with Jobs

As I mentioned in the introductory post, during the Introduction to SQL Server Security session for Pragmatic Work's Training on the T's, I received a large number of questions that there wasn't time to answer.  Instead of just a re-cap of all of the questions, instead I've opted to put together a post per topic.  Hopefully, this will … Continue reading Security Questions: Granting Access with Jobs

Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing

This past Tuesday, I delivered a presentation for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's. The session I delivered was 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing. The abstract for the sessions is: Sometimes the hardest performance issues in your environment have simple solutions. One of these simple solutions is through properly indexing the database. In this … Continue reading Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing

Security Questions: Difference Between db_datawriter and db_ddladmin?

As I mentioned in the introductory post, during the Introduction to SQL Server Security session for Pragmatic Work's Training on the T's, I received a large number of questions that there wasn't time to answer.  Instead of just a re-cap of all of the questions, instead I've opted to put together a post per topic.  Hopefully, this will … Continue reading Security Questions: Difference Between db_datawriter and db_ddladmin?

Security Questions: Removing Logins From Databases

As I mentioned in the introductory post, during the Introduction to SQL Server Security session for Pragmatic Work's Training on the T's, I received a large number of questions that there wasn't time to answer.  Instead of just a re-cap of all of the questions, instead I've opted to put together a post per topic.  Hopefully, this will … Continue reading Security Questions: Removing Logins From Databases

Security Questions: Server Role Tips

As I mentioned in the introductory post, during the Introduction to SQL Server Security session for Pragmatic Work's Training on the T's, I received a large number of questions that there wasn't time to answer.  Instead of just a re-cap of all of the questions, instead I've opted to put together a post per topic.  Hopefully, this will … Continue reading Security Questions: Server Role Tips

Security Questions: Logins, Credentials, and Proxies

As I mentioned in the introductory post, during the Introduction to SQL Server Security session for Pragmatic Work's Training on the T's, I received a large number of questions that there wasn't time to answer.  Instead of just a re-cap of all of the questions, instead I've opted to put together a post per topic.  Hopefully, this will … Continue reading Security Questions: Logins, Credentials, and Proxies

Security Questions: Logins Not In Use

As I mentioned in the introductory post, during the Introduction to SQL Server Security session for Pragmatic Work's Training on the T's, I received a large number of questions that there wasn't time to answer.  Instead of just a re-cap of all of the questions, instead I've opted to put together a post per topic.  Hopefully, this will … Continue reading Security Questions: Logins Not In Use

Security Questions: Prioritizing Security

As I mentioned in the introductory post, during the Introduction to SQL Server Security session for Pragmatic Work's Training on the T's, I received a large number of questions that there wasn't time to answer.  Instead of just a re-cap of all of the questions, instead I've opted to put together a post per topic.  Hopefully, this will … Continue reading Security Questions: Prioritizing Security

Try out SQL Server 2014 CTP1 on Windows Azure

When SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 was announced last week, I was on it and getting ready to download within a half hour of hearing about it.  I quickly ran into a small issue.  I didn't have a machine prepped for the install.  There's no way I would install a CTP on my laptop, I've been … Continue reading Try out SQL Server 2014 CTP1 on Windows Azure