Monthly Archives: August 2010

Speaking at 24 Hours of PASS on September 15, 2010

I will be one of the presenters for the 3rd installment of the 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview, which will be held on September 15-16, 2010. This free event will be held in two twelve hour blocks on two … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Platform One Month Pass

According to all of their public pronouncements and the flurry of recent activity, Microsoft seems extremely serious about Windows¬† Azure and SQL Azure. If you are interested in playing around with Windows Azure and SQL Azure for free, you can … Continue reading

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Testing Native Backup Compression in Combination with SQL Server 2008 R2 Data Compression

SQL Server 2008 introduced native backup compression and data compression as features that were only available in the Enterprise Edition SKU. In SQL Server 2008 R2, native backup compression was added to the Standard Edition SKU, while data compression remains … Continue reading

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SSWUG Ultimate Virtual Conference October 20-22, 2010

I will be presenting four sessions for the SSWUG Ultimate Virtual Conference that will be held online October 20-22, 2010. I get to fly down to the studio in Tucson in a couple of weeks to record my sessions. During … Continue reading

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A Small Collection of DBCC Commands

There are a number of pretty useful DBCC Commands that have nothing to do with checking the consistency of a database (and thus were probably not written by Paul Randal).¬† I have put together a few of them in the … Continue reading

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