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Embedded video demos in PowerPoint

September 11, 2015 Andy 0

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA #10 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 … [Read More]

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Thanks for being awesome NE SQL!

September 10, 2015 Andy 2

This evening, I did my first presentation at a user group at my local user group. Sure, it was just a lightning talk, but the New England SQL Server user group is a tough crowd. People ask tough questions. Nobody is timid about interrupting you … [Read More]

Tip: Master Control Panel

August 18, 2015 Andy 0

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA #9 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 … [Read More]

How to find the SQL Server Service Account

June 18, 2015 Andy 2

What is the service account running your instance of SQL Server? A lot of DBAs probably know right off the top of their head–maybe because they’re using the same account for every instance. Have you ever had to audit every service account on every instance? … [Read More]

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Tip: Go [count]

June 3, 2015 Andy 0

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA #8 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 … [Read More]

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Common SSMS keyboard shortcuts

June 2, 2015 Andy 0

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA #7 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 … [Read More]

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Tip: Never disable a job temporarily

June 1, 2015 Andy 1

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA #6 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 … [Read More]

Tip: Windows Explorer address bar hack

May 29, 2015 Andy 0

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA #5 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 … [Read More]

SSMS Query Shortcuts

May 28, 2015 Andy 0

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA #4 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 … [Read More]

Shortcut: SQL Template Parameters

May 27, 2015 Andy 0

Shortcuts & tips from an Impatient DBA #3 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 … [Read More]