SQL Nuggets http://www.sqlnuggets.com Nuggets Of SQL Server Knowledge Tue, 05 Jun 2018 19:52:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 SQL Scripts: How To Find Missing Indexes http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-scripts-how-to-find-missing-indexes/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-scripts-how-to-find-missing-indexes/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 19:52:38 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=813 One of the really cool things that SQL Server does is keep up with index statistics behind the scenes.  It knows how an index has been used, how often it ...

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Speaking At Music City Data 2018 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-at-music-city-data-2018/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-at-music-city-data-2018/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 12:47:25 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=811 Music City Data (part of the 3-day Music City Tech conference) is this Saturday, June 2nd, and I realized last night that I had completely forgotten to announce that I will ...

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SQL Scripts: How To Find Filtered Indexes http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-scripts-how-to-find-filtered-indexes/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-scripts-how-to-find-filtered-indexes/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 18:28:27 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=790 Filtered indexes are one of those neat little SQL Server features that a lot of people don’t seem to know about, or if they do they don’t use them very ...

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SQL Scripts: How To Find A Database’s Compatibility Level http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-scripts-how-to-find-a-databases-compatibility-level/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/sql-scripts-how-to-find-a-databases-compatibility-level/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=775 One thing that a lot of DBAs, especially Accidental DBAs such as myself, don’t seem to realize is that just because a database is sitting on a specific version of ...

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Speaking At SyntaxCon 2018 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-at-syntaxcon-2018/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-at-syntaxcon-2018/#respond Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:24:03 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=756 This June I will have the honor of speaking at SyntaxCon 2018!  If you’ve never heard of it, SyntaxCon is labeled as Coastal South Carolina’s premier developer event, and focuses on providing ...

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Speaking At Adobe ColdFusion Summit East 2018 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-adobe-coldfusion-summit-east-2018/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-adobe-coldfusion-summit-east-2018/#respond Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:59:25 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=760 I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to speak at the Adobe ColdFusion Summit East in Washington, D.C.  This is a free, one day conference which will ...

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Music City Data Call For Speakers http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/music-city-data-call-speakers/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/music-city-data-call-speakers/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:57:03 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=749 One of the conferences that I’m looking forward to this year is Music City Data, which takes place May 31-June 2, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.  I’m especially excited ...

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Starting A New Chapter http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/starting-new-chapter/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/starting-new-chapter/#comments Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:12:56 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=734 Today begins a new chapter in my career, and I am excited to announce that I am starting a new position as a Database Development Manager for Centauri Health Solutions! I have ...

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Notes From A SQL 2017 Azure Install – Automatic Seeding Of An Availability Group TDE Database http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/notes-sql-2017-azure-install-automatic-seeding-availability-group-tde-database/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/notes-sql-2017-azure-install-automatic-seeding-availability-group-tde-database/#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:55:22 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=702 One of the neat features introduced with SQL Server 2016 was the automatic seeding of availability groups.  And while it seems to work pretty well in most cases, if you ...

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Speaking At CodeStock 2018 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-codestock-2018/ http://www.sqlnuggets.com/blog/speaking-codestock-2018/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:36:09 +0000 http://www.sqlnuggets.com/?p=716 I am happy to announce that I have been selected to speak at CodeStock 2018, in Knoxville TN!  I will be giving my “Building Better SQL Server Databases” session, which is ...

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