Sunday, July 30, 2023

Updated training list for a new DBA

Met an eager young volunteer at SQLSatBR over the weekend who inspired me to update a blog post that hadn't been refreshed in a few years. See the [UPDATED] Training To-Do List for New DBA.

Friday, July 21, 2023

SQLSat Baton Rouge 2023!

Looking forward to #jambalaya at #SQLSatBR on July 29!

Register today:

I hope to see as many people as possible that weekend, I'll be there at the Friday night speaker event.

On Saturday, I am speaking at:

See you there!

Friday, March 24, 2023

SQL Server 2022 Administration Inside Out

SQL Server 2022 Administration Inside Out is now available for pre-order from Microsoft Press. 

This book is far more than a quick update. We've rewritten and refreshed large portions of the book, with applicability for modern security and Azure integration features. We reorganized content especially around Azure SQL DB and Azure SQL MI and all the new performance features and integrations.

Biggest of thanks for countless personal hours of deep edits and rewrites go out to Randolph West. Major contributions from the book team: Joseph D'Antoni, Louis Davidson, Meagan Longoria, Elizabeth Noble, and Melody Zacharias. Thanks also and congrats to technical editors William Carter and Josh Smith for their first big book experience. And thanks for infinite patience and tireless updates from our Pearson editor Loretta Yates.

The book should be on shelves and available in digital formats on May 8.