News - Category Archive
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SQLServerCentral.com, along with Red Gate Software, are glad to announce that nominations for the fourth annual Exceptional DBA Awards are now open. Four years ago, the award was established to help bring about more awareness regarding the importance of the DBA role among the IT community. So far, three DBAs have won the award, and ...read more
In case you haven’t noticed, there is a new link on SQLServerCentral.com for a new series of tutorial articles called Kalen Delaney’s SQL Server Stairways. This series, edited by Kalen Delaney, brings together a large number of top SQL Server writers to introduce a wide variety of SQL Server topics. Some of the current Stairway ...read more
Tracy Hamlin, selected as the 2010 DBA of the Year, will be awarded her trophy at this year’s SQLServerCentral.com PASS opening night party. If you are attending PASS, and the party, be sure to attend the short awards ceremony, which starts at 9:00PM. The ceremony will be hosted by myself and SQL Server MVP Rodney ...read more
Steve Jones, SQL Server MVP and editor of SQLServerCentral.com, will be hosting a free webinar with Jeff Aven, the head of the SQL Virtual Restore development team, on Thursday, September 23, 2010.
If you are intending to take any Microsoft Certification tests soon, you are in luck, because Microsoft has recently introduced a discount you will want to take advantage of. If you are willing to purchase a 2-exam or 3-exam certification pack, you will get a 15% discount off the cost of the exam’s regular price. ...read more
Tracy Hamlin (Twitter) has been voted as the 2010 Exceptional DBA of the Year by the SQL Server community. The annual awards program, hosted by SQL Server Central and sponsored by Red Gate Software, drew the largest number of community votes in its three-year history. Tracy receives a trophy, full conference registration for the PASS ...read more
Red Gate Software has recently opened up its SQL Response v2 Early Release Program (EAP), and is inviting anyone who is interested to download the application, test it, and provide feedback. This is your opportunity to help SQL Response’s developers to create a great product that every DBA will want to use.
Back in 2008, I wrote a blog post about version 1 of the Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) tool. This free tool, available from pal.codeplex.com, has been enhanced, and Version 2.0, Beta 1.1, is currently available for download. I have just downloaded and installed it myself, although I haven’t had much chance to use it ...read more