1. DBA Myths: Is an identity column always unique, in order, and without gaps?

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    November 20, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Identity columns are all over the place. Probably 80-90% of the tables I see have them and they are almost …
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  2. DBA Myths: The system sessions are the ones with a session_id 50 or less

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    November 18, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Anecdotally any session_id that’s 50 or less is going to be a system session and anything over 50 will be …
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  3. The curious case of CHAR(0)

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    November 14, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Over the years I’ve seen quite a few strange things with SQL Server. This one may not have been the …
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  4. What the ???? T-SQL Tuesday #120

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    November 12, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Hey, it’s T-SQL Tuesday again! I almost forgot about it what with Summit and all. Wayne Sheffield (blog|twitter) is our …
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  5. Pass Summit 2019 Keynote Day 2

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    November 7, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m blogging the Keynote! One of my bucket list things has always to live blog a keynote at Pass Summit …
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  6. Volunteers

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    November 6, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    This week is the PASS Summit and it has me thinking about all of the amazing work done in our …
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  7. SQL Homework – November 2019 – SSMS built in reports

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    November 4, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Time for some homework again. I know Pass Summit is this week so you may be a bit busy but …
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  8. That slippery slope

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    October 30, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    We need to have processes and rules. They are important to any business. That said, exceptions are also going to …
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  9. #PowershellBasics: The GetType() and GetTypeCode() methods

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    October 28, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m a DBA. Data types are kind of important to me. I mean I know they are important to developers …
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  10. Want to be more comfortable with the Extended Events Viewer?

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    October 23, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ll admit, I’m a lot more comfortable with tracing and the profiler than I am with EE (extended events) and …
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