1. SQL Homework – January 2020 – Create an End of Year/New Year checklist.

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    January 5, 2021 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s a brand new year and hopefully it will be better than last year. While that may be particularly true …
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  2. Hope!


    December 31, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    2020 was a rough year. We’ve had friends and family leave us. Jobs lost. Health scares a plenty and that’s …
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  3. SQL Homework – December 2020 – Participate in the Advent of Code.

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    December 3, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Christmas. Depending on where you live it’s a big deal even if you aren’t Christian. It pervades almost every aspect …
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  4. How do I tell what compression level my tables/indexes are?


    November 17, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s been a while since I worked with compression and the other day I needed to check which of my …
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  5. A quick and dirty scan of a list of instances using a dynamic linked server.


    November 12, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Note: This is not exactly a dyanmic linked server. It just gets dropped and recreated in a loop. I recently …
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  6. I get by with a little help from my friends : T-SQL Tuesday #132

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    November 10, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Taiob Ali (blog|twitter) is our host for TSQL Tuesday this month and he’d like us to talk about how our …
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  7. Adding a user to an Azure SQL DB


    November 5, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    Creating a user is simple right? Yes and no. First of all, at least in SSMS it appears you don’t …
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  8. SQL Homework – November 2020 – Help!

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    November 3, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you ask any senior IT person What is the most important tool you have? there is a decent chance that …
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  9. What do they want to hear?


    October 29, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was helping my 16yo write his first college essay the other day. He’s always struggled a bit with writing …
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  10. How do I test if a linked server works using T-SQL?


    October 27, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    I get that linked servers are almost as despised as the dreaded cursor or (lord save us) NOLOCK, but they …
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