Monday Morning SQL Break – July 11, 2016

It's Monday and time for this week's blog and twitter round-up for last week.  I spent the weekend with family and a bit of tried out Pokemon Go with the kids, so nothing too interesting to share going into this weekend.  That said, if you haven't already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a … Continue reading Monday Morning SQL Break – July 11, 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 5

It's time for week 5 of giving out some copies of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server.  So far, I've sent out four copies of the book based on comments from those posts.  You can find the previous weeks' posts to review those topics here: 1, 2, 3, and 4. Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server is a book … Continue reading SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 5

Tuesday Morning SQL Break – July 5, 2016

Yesterday was a holiday here in the United States, so I'm starting the week on Tuesday.  For those in the same boat as me, this will be a short week, which means less time to get stuff done.  In short weeks, it's important to use your time as productively as possible.  Set your goals and … Continue reading Tuesday Morning SQL Break – July 5, 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – June 27, 2016

The best way to make the most of the week is to set your goals.  One of the things I try to do every week is to identify three goals for each week.  What three things do I want to accomplish that will move my workload further down the road.  These don't have to be … Continue reading Monday Morning SQL Break – June 27, 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 4 (the late edition)

So... it's Saturday night and I missed getting this out on Friday morning... But, in past three weeks' posts (1, 2, 3), 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 … Continue reading SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 4 (the late edition)

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