The Only Constant Is Change

Monitoring the health of your SQL Servers is a standard part of a DBA’s job. One of the most important parts, to tell you the truth. It’s tempting to think of databases as unchanging. You can check them once and, if they are healthy, your job is done. There is no need to check it […]

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SQL Requirements For Upgrading To Dynamics GP 2010

We recently upgraded our installation of Great Plains from version 10 to Dynamics GP 2010 and ran into some difficulties with the upgrade hanging. We’re using SQL 2008 R2 as our database back end. Let me first state that I was not involved in this upgrade and it was our vendor who was working with […]

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My Path To Certification

Apparently, there is some controversy on the internet about the value of obtaining a Microsoft certification (and certifications in general, I suppose). I’ve never really followed it or even read anything about it online. I had come to my own conclusions about it and that was that. For the longest time, I felt certifications were […]

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