Wayne Sheffield

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You can now run SQL Server on Linux. With it being easy to install / update, and running exactly the same as in Windows, it is my choice for presentations.

In this T-SQL Tuesday post, I answer Andy Leonards question of “Why do you do what you do”? It comes down to I automate what I can so that I can be lazy.

From a DBA’s perspective, automation is something that is absolutely necessary. This post shows just a few areas where I use automation in my life.

Influence Somebody Ahh, December. What a wonderful time. Snow all around (many along the eastern seaboard of the United States were hit Sunday by a snowstorm… I had 7″ of that wonderful white flakey stuff myself). There’s a holiday for everyone, whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, or something else. Offices are throwing parties […]

A wrapup of TSQL-Tuesday #105, where we talked about overcoming brick walls

In this T-SQL Tuesday installment, I want to know about a brick wall that you have run up against, and how you handled it.

In this brave, new world of Extended Events (XE, XEvents), I find myself with a mixture of scripts for troubleshooting issues – some use XE, and some use traces. We’ve all been told that XE is a much better system (it is much more lightweight, causing less of an issue with the server). In fact, […]

Today is yet another T-SQL Tuesday – the monthly blogging party started by Adam Machanic (b|t) to get everyone in the SQL Server blogosphere together and to blog about a topic. Today’s party is hosted by none other than Matt Gordon (b|t), and the topic that he has chosen for us to blog about is […]

On the second Tuesday of each month, the SQL Server universe all comes together to blog about a topic. Known as T-SQL Tuesday and started by Adam Machanic (Blog | @AdamMachanic), this month’s T-SQL Tuesday topic is hosted by friend and fellow MCM Brent Ozar. The theme that Brent has chosen for this month is […]

It’s that time of the month… the time when all of the T-SQL bloggers have a party and blog about a specific topic. Unfortunately, it’s been a few months since I’ve written a T-SQL Tuesday post. I’m hopeful that I can use this post to get back in the groove and participate in this monthly […]

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