A blue shirt in a sea of red and black shirts… my trip to Oracle Open World.

Good morning, It has been much too long since I last wrote to the blog.   Things here have been busy, but that’s no excuse. I hope to get back on track with writing regularly to the blog.  I will be continuing the series on the WiE community and will be presenting some of the concepts…

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The Goowey DBA v.s. The Script Jockey DBA, a.k.a the cool tools I saw at TechEd.

Good Afternoon, While we strive to make SQL Server the easiest and most efficient database to manage, we will likely always have some gaps with each release.  Frankly, that’s where 3rd party tool vendors and partners have a unique ability to help DBAs achieve even greater levels of manageability and efficiency with their SQL Server deployments.  …

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Intent Based Management – SQL Server 2008 Policies

SQL Server 2008 will introduce several features that will assist DBAs in their quest to efficiently manage an ever growing number of databases and database server instances.  Policy based management is one of these new features and it represents the beginning of a shift from the historical monitoring based management to a proactive or intent based management, empowering DBAs to…

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