Performance – Why CPU Configuration Matters

Sometimes, a seemingly insignificant configuration choice can have a profound impact on the performance of your SQL Server. In this short post, I will discuss a problematic CPU configuration I have come across at several companies.

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Vault for SQL Server – Dynamic Credentials

Security and automation are two of my favorite topics. HashiCorp designed Vault from the ground up to be API-driven and highly automation friendly. Because of this, I believe it is a valuable tool for SQL Server DBAs. This is the first post in a series that will cover how you can use HashiCorp Vault with SQL Server.

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End of Support for SQL Server 2008 – Coming July 9th, 2019

We are officially one week away from the end of support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on July 9th, 2019. In a perfect world, everyone would have known this was coming and taken action already, but this is the real world. Maybe a previous upgrade went poorly and now your company prefers to cross their collective fingers and hope for the best…

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Introducing SqlCS

Today marks the official launch of SqlCS – a freelance database and cloud services consulting business. Microsoft SQL Server is my specialty and primary focus, both on-premise and in all of its various cloud flavors (Azure SQL Database, Amazon RDS, etc.) If you need SQL Server help, please reach out and we can discuss your needs.

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