DBAs: It’s time to get up to speed with Azure 

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The summer solstice has passed, and DBAs are still asking how to get up to speed with Azure. I’m even speaking at events on how to take advantage of Azure to do migrations to the cloud! Many I’ve spoken to are wondering what skills they need to add to their already impressive arsenal of technology. Read more

Show Off Your SQL Server Spirit With Community Badges 

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Being part of the SQL Server community is a fantastic thing! Not only do you have the technical support of a global community, but you also have the strength the SQL Server community behind you offline as well! We know the power of the community – we’ve seen the #SQLFamily reach out to each other Read more


Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for the DBA 

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Ring in the cheer, the New Year is near! As the holidays approach and the shopping days grow short, we think we’ve got a one-stop shopping list to help you find the perfect gift for the extra special DBA in your life! The SQL Server Holiday Gift Giving Guide includes unique gift ideas to use Read more


The DBA’s Holiday Checklist 

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Guest Blog Post by Chris Shaw, Xtivia. Chris is an MVP Award Recipient, the author of Pro SQL Server Practices 2012, and he can be reached at CShaw@xtivia.com or thought his blog.. At this time of year, I look forward to long visits with the relatives, eating more food than should be allowed by law Read more