Benefits tell you a lot about a company

Catbert Vacation Policy

When you’re interviewing with a new company, pay attention to their benefits. Even the ones that aren’t important to you personally. Benefits don’t just include health/dental/vision insurance and retirement/pension (I’ll call these “core benefits”). It includes life insurance, disability, maternity leave, vacation, sick time, as well as “perks” like free snacks in the lunch room, paying […]

Moving SSRS Reports between servers

powershell

Today, my friend Derik Hammer (blog|twitter) asked about moving SSRS reports between (versions and) instances of SSRS: What is the best way to move 2008 R2 SSRS reports into an existing 2012 SSRS instance? Catalog move is insufficient here. #sqlhelp — Derik Hammer (@SQLHammer) June 29, 2016 This reminded me of a PowerShell script I […]

Add-Equals operator

This Walkman is old-school, like the code I've been writing

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA This series of short posts will demonstrate some lesser-known features, keyboard shortcuts, and other tips that make my day as a DBA more productive. None of these are groundbreaking super-secret features–they are the little things that I do as part of my daily work that make me more […]

SSMS Template Replacement

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA This series of short posts will demonstrate some lesser-known features, keyboard shortcuts, and other tips that make my day as a DBA more productive. None of these are groundbreaking super-secret features–they are the little things that I do as part of my daily work that make me more […]

T-SQL Tuesday #78– sys.dm_db_file_space_usage

TSQLTuesday

It’s T-SQL Tuesday,  the blog party that SQL Server expert Adam Machanic (blog|twitter) started. This month’s episode is hosted by Wendy Pastrick (blog| twitter). The topic: Learn something new and blog about it SQL Server 2016 is coming out next month, and it’s chock full of new features that I can learn. Row-level security is interesting. Dynamic data masking sounds […]

My 5th DBAnniversary

Hooray you're 5!

Five years ago today, I officially became a DBA: Good afternoon.  It is my pleasure to extend to you our offer of employment for the position of Database Administrator How I got there I got my first job at a software company in 2003. I had no degree, I had no experience, and I had no idea what […]

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