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Introducing the SQL Server Consolidated Monitoring Tool Commented on: 3 years ago (January 6, 2012) Where is the dynamic connection for the reports connecting to? Any report that uses the dynamic connection dies, and I don't know where its trying to connect to as the properties only show <...
Why can't SQL Server update statistics on the fly? Commented on: 3 years ago (November 8, 2011) Good insght, but it then begs the question: What good is the "Auto Update Stats" setting?
Quickly Find Your Worst-Performing T-SQL Statements Commented on: 6 years ago (November 11, 2008) What period of time is collected for the report?
Decrypt SQL Server Objects Commented on: 8 years ago (July 25, 2007) Disregard the above, I fat fingered.
The Logical Puzzle - 19 Apr 2007 Commented on: 8 years ago (May 7, 2007) Answer 13112221 Its a count of the numbers. The first number is 1, when counting you have 1 1's or 11 the next number is 21 or 2 1's and so on until 13112221 or 1 3s,1 1's, 2 2's 2 1's making the...

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Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
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