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Posts from ‘September, 2010’

SQL Server 2008 SP2 Released

SQL Server 2008 SP2 has been released and I must be living under a rock because I had no idea it was coming. Fellow SQL blogger (and Canadian) Aaron Bertrand broke the news on his blog here Link to the Service Pack Link to the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2008 SP2 Note (from Aaron […]

SQL Server Adoption Rate (Answer my polls for a PRIZE!)

Calm down Brangelina…. not THAT kind of adoption. You too Madonna…. RELAX If you don’t mind helping me out with some statistical information for an upcoming presentation I’m doing that would be FANTASTICAL and much appreciated.  If you comment on this blog post (a simple “PBM Rocks!!!” will do) I’ll randomly SELECT Winner FROM CommentList (is […]

It’s Halloween In September

So like most of my blog posts this is about something I didn’t know about till now… something called “The Halloween Effect”. Calm down TronGuy… it’s not THAT kid of Halloween Effect. I recently got asked if I had ever come across “The Halloween Effect” and if I knew what it was… I’m a firm […]

I’m Speaking at Microsoft Tech-Days 2010 in Edmonton

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking at Tech-Days 2010 in Edmonton this year on SQL Server Administration Tips and Tricks.  Session description below….. “As the DBA of your organization (accidental or not) it is critical that you know exactly what is going on in your SQL Server environment.  In today’s world you are […]

What You Waiting for…….Worker Thread

The world needs more Gwen IMO 🙂 “Gwen Stefani – What you waiting for” So I happened to have my handy Job Activity Monitor up as I was looking to see if a job I kicked off finished when I noticed a status of “Waiting for Worker Thread”.  I can’t say that I’ve seen this […]

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