Tampa Bay SQL Server BI User Group Meeting Tonight!

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Just an FYI tonight is the monthly Tampa Bay SQL Server BI User Group meeting. Tonight’s presentation will be by our fearless leader Rob Hatton on Creating Slowly Changing Dimensions. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM in the new Microsoft Office at: 5426 Bay Center Drive Suite 700 Tampa, FL 33609 Our sponsor this […]

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PASS DBA SIG: Understanding the Default Trace

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Today during lunch was the monthly PASS webcast for the Database Administration SIG. This month’s topic was understanding the default trace and was presented by Jonathan Kehayias (BLOG Twitter). Jonathan did a great job as he very clearly explained the nuances of the default trace (i.e. what it really is, how you query it, what’s […]

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SSWUG Virtual Conference: Follow-up Thoughts

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Ok a few weeks ago was SSWUG‘s second virtual conference and my first experience with the virtual conference experience. Granted this review is a bit late but better than never I suppose. First off I have to tip my hat off to Stephen Wynkoop, Chris Shaw and the rest of the folks at SSWUG that […]

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Tampa SSUG 5/19/09 Review

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Tuesday night we had our monthly SSUG. Our special guest this month was Jack Corbett (aka unclebiguns) joining us from Orlando. Jack is a software developer for New Tribes Mission in Orlando. For his take on the evening check out his blog entry on the night. We kicked off the night with a discussion I […]

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Tampa Bay SQL User Group Meeting tomorrow night!

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Tampa Bay SQL User Group Meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Directions to meeting Date: 5/19/2009 Topic: Getting Started with SQL Server Profiler Speakers: Jack Corbett Location: Franklin Templeton Buidling Description:Jack Corbett will present Getting Started with SQL Server Profiler. We will earn how to use SQL Server Profiler to troubleshoot, audit, and tune your SQL […]

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Got Corruption?

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So today I’ve been dealing with one hellacious case of database corruption and thanks to the beauty of social networking I was able to get help from SQL Jedi-master Paul Randal. I’ll post my entire in an upcoming post but just wanted to share a new trick I learned. Paul posted an article tonight (thanks […]

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PowerShell: Giving in to the Inevitable?

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Here’s a quick question posed to my technical brethren: Have you drank the PowerShell Kool-Aid yet? I’ve sat back and tested the waters here and there and I see that you can do some pretty cool stuff with it but I’m an admitted GUI lover at the moment so what does this buy me? This […]

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SQL Rap by DJ Majik Poultry

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Yo…check it. I’m sittin’ here chillin with my Tweetdeck rollin’ When I get word of a SQL Rap contest, the illest rhymes we be extollin’ What’s up for grabs is an iPod Touch Whatcha gotta do? Well, it ain’t much Cook up the illest rhymes and sell em like a 3rd party tool And this […]

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