Monday Morning SQL Break – June 20, 2016

It's Monday time for this week's weekly blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven't already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I've shared in the last week and activity on this blog. Most Popular Article Shared Last … Continue reading Monday Morning SQL Break – June 20, 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 3

In past two weeks' posts (1, 2) I talked about how I've got a few copies of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server to give away.  This is a book that I co-wrote with Grant Fritchey (Blog | @gfritchey) last summer, which I think can be a valuable resource to anyone building indexes on SQL Server.  To give … Continue reading SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 3

Monday Morning SQL Break – June 13, 2016

Usually on my Monday posts, I include a pretty bland cookie cutter header. Nothing to extravagant, just an introduction.  It's time to make the most of this opportunity to make a mark on the week. As part of this opportunity, it probably makes sense to start a conversation round personal productivity.  I've been looking into this … Continue reading Monday Morning SQL Break – June 13, 2016

How To Get A Free SQL Server Indexing Book – Week 2

Free Book! Another free indexing books, more awesome! In last week's post, I talked about how I've got a number of copies of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server; that I co-wrote with Grant Fritchey (Blog | @gfritchey). Since these books don't help anyone sitting on my desk, I'm giving them away over the next … Continue reading How To Get A Free SQL Server Indexing Book – Week 2

Monday Morning SQL Break – June 6, 2016

It's Monday time for this week's Monday Morning SQL Break.  A chance to catch up on links I've shared and popular post from this blog.  To keep the conversation going through the week, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). To kick things off this week, it's Monday so let's first start by thinking about last week.  Is there … Continue reading Monday Morning SQL Break – June 6, 2016

How To Get A Free SQL Server Indexing Book – Week 1

Free indexing books, awesome! Before I tell you how, lets start with what we are talking about here. If you weren't aware, last summer I worked with Grant Fritchey (Blog | @gfritchey) to update Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server. The new edition jumps from 10 to 15 chapters and contains a bunch of new … Continue reading How To Get A Free SQL Server Indexing Book – Week 1

“Tuesday Morning” SQL Break – May 31, 2016

Yesterday it was Monday, which is when I usually aim to post a weekly blog and twitter round-up.  But since I slept-in and went to Valleyfair yesterday, I got an excellent reason not to get this finished.  So instead of a Monday morning post, we've got a Tuesday evening.  But hey, let's get this going.  If you haven't … Continue reading “Tuesday Morning” SQL Break – May 31, 2016