For a recent presentation on using availability groups for disaster recovery, I needed a test environment that contained multiple separate subnets – something that approximates what you’d see in an enterprise that has multiple remote data centers. I found bits and pieces of the configuration on other sites, but nothing comprehensive. This post will walk […]
Teach Something New: PowerShell Providers [T-SQL Tuesday #065]
Mike Donnelly (b|t) invited the SQL New Blogger Challenge participants to join in this month’s T-SQL Tuesday, and I’m happy to accept – I’ve been meaning to write for a T-SQL Tuesday for quite some time. The topic is “Teach Something New”, which also happens to work well with a challenge issued to me by […]
Documentation: Are You Ready?
Would your coworkers know how to handle your job if you weren’t there? This question was top-of-mind for me last week as I headed out-of-town for a family emergency. All too often, my answer to such a question has been “no” or “somewhat”. Many people in IT (consultants included) would have to answer that question […]
SQL New Blogger Challenge: Week 1
WOW! The response to the SQL New Blogger Challenge I issued a couple of weeks ago has been absolutely incredible. At last count, I’ve seen more than twenty (!) bloggers (besides myself) say they’re going to take the challenge, and I’m sure there are others I haven’t seen. Thanks to David Klee, Paul Randal, Brent Ozar, Steve […]
Announcing the SQL New Blogger Challenge!
TL;DR – In April, I’m challenging myself to write (and publish!) here regularly, and I’m extending an open challenge to other new bloggers to do the same. Interested? Read on. I enjoy reading Seth Godin’s writing. Many of his daily posts speak about allowing your creativity to flourish and about building communities by simply allowing your voice […]