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  • Blog Post: SQL Azure Use Case: Shared Storage Application

    This is one in a series of posts on when and where to use a distributed architecture design in your organization's computing needs. You can find the main post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-and-sql-azure-use-cases.aspx Description: On-premise data will be a part...
  • Blog Post: Remote Connectivity

    By now you've probably seen all the news reports about the bad weather , or perhaps you don't need the news - you're stuck in it as well. Here in Seattle we're simply not used to this kind of snow level down below the mountains. We have lots of steep hills that have now got over a foot of snow and an...
  • Blog Post: The Enterprise DBA

    In a couple of other posts, I’ve covered some of the challenges and strategies for dealing with those challenges that DBAs face. I mentioned that in my experience, the answers depend on the “kind” of DBA you are. I've covered the “single-seat” DBA and the Organization DBAs and today I’ll talk a little...
  • Blog Post: The Organizational DBA

    I posted another entry about a question I received as to the most effective management processes are for a DBA, and in that post I mentioned that the answer was "it depends". There are a lot of ways to slice and dice the information, but I think a convenient one is one the size of your organization....
  • Blog Post: The Small Shop DBA/Developer

    I’ve been asked what the most effective management processes are, and of course the answer is (as always) “it depends”. It depends because the size of the shop often dictates how much time you have to devote to your systems, how big those systems are, and how complicated your environment is. Of course...
  • Blog Post: The Importance of Connections

    Since I didn't blog about anything very technical in my last entry, I thought I would post a little something about what we're hearing about the "Connection" dialogs. We have quite a few places in Management Studio that we pop up a place for you to connect to a Database Engine, Reporting Server or analysis...
  • Blog Post: Table Diffs

    I think one of the most asked and answered questions in SQL (not just SQL Server, but SQL engines in general) is "How do I find/get the data from table A to table B?" In fact, you've probably seen multiple variations of the question and the answer. I have a script or two in my toolbox just for that,...
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