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Posts from ‘September, 2009’

If you only knew the power of the dark side….

Have you ever not done something just for the fact that you’re afraid that you might like it? LOL I’ve known enough Oracle to almost get by on a VERY basic level but I’m currently on a longterm gig and there is a bit of Oracle in the environment.  I quickly tweeted my dilemma “Gonna […]

Heard it from a friend who… heard it from a friend who…

Background music while you read this post Have  I mentioned how much I love the SQL community…. Hey… have you heard that Jonathan Kehayis wrote a blog post about some uses for DBINFO and the dbi_version and dbi_createVersion values? Yeah but did you hear that Paul Randal wrote a blog post about Checking if Data Purity […]

Categorizing your Policies… yes ANOTHER PBM post

I’m sorry but I’m loving me some PBM right now. Something that I’ve found to be very useful is creating a custom Policy Category.  I have scheduled jobs that evaluates all the policies that belong to a specific category.  So what I do is I categorize the Policies that I want ran based on when […]

Fail Whale for SSMS and CMS for PBM using PS

Translation: Fail Whale for SQL Server Management Studio and Central Management Server for Policy Based Managment using PowerShell…. lol simple eh? So this is a Microsoft Connect Item in the making… I had created a PowerShell script to run a bunch of policies against a list of servers that I defined in a ServerList.txt file.  […]

Co-Authoring a Book… exciting but scary lol

So (like most of my blog posts) my topic of the day is something that is on my mind right now.  I’ve been asked to collaborate on a book with 2 other authors.  I’m so honored and excited that I was considered and approached and I can’t wait to start… “Yo Colin I’m really happy […]

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