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

Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Harari, made it on my reading list after hearing about Mark Zuckerberg's list of books everyone should read. And since then, I've seen other recommendations for reading it, such as the recommendation from Bill Gates. Having now read Sapiens, I'm recommending people read it as well. Sapiens … Continue reading Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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