When I first started working with Azure SQL Databases, I wasn't sure what it would take to backup a database. In fact, I wasn't even sure if this concept was appropriate when it came to databases hosted in "the cloud". What I found was that the concept of backing up databases in the Azure cloud … Continue reading Backing Up Azure SQL Database to the Cloud
A couple weeks ago, I got some pretty great new. The book proposal that I had submitted to Apress was accepted. Over the next few months, I’ll be working on a book with a focus on indexing. As part of this, I want to find out your indexing strategies? It’s not that I don’t have … Continue reading What Are Your Indexing Strategies?
It was bound to happen, a launch event for the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008 R2. This is a great thing because it means we’ll be able to play with the cool new toys in production soon and start getting our client’s upgraded. I do wonder though if there are talking dolphins in these … Continue reading Discover SQL Server 2008 R2