T-SQL Tuesday #84: Growing New Speakers

This month's #tsql2sday is being hosted by Andy Yun (b|t) and is about helping new speakers. I have only been speaking a couple years so I still consider myself a new speaker. I have given a number of presentations for my Toastmasters club. I've spoken


Ponderings of PASS Summit 2016

Got back from Summit on Saturday and I’m still totally in the moment. I came back with so many new ideas and so much good information on so many fronts, I don’t know where to begin! So lets go back to the PASS Summit 2013.


Who owns your availability groups?

Question: Who owns your availability groups? The person who creates the AG becomes the owner by default. Did you know that you can (and probably should) change that the same as many of the other SQL Server objects like databases, jobs, endpoints, etc. Up until


Comparing databases using SSDT

Another Twitter-born blog post! I love getting new ideas from the community. Real world ideas for solving real world problems! The original question was “Does SQL Compare or others prods allow me to compare 1 “gold” db to the 57 “identical” databases in prod at


My Cable Modem Keeps Rebooting!

There are obviously quite a few things that could cause internet issues that are totally out of our control, but there are some things that we may be able to try to help ourselves. Face it, dealing with cable service calls is right up there