The Real Secret to Successfully Upgrade SQL Server Databases

Given Microsoft’s recent announcement of SQL Server 2017 general availability, you somehow get an idea of the frequency of releases for future SQL Server versions. This translates to more database upgrade and migration work that SQL Server DBAs have to do. However, keeping up with the latest and greatest version is not practical from a […]

That Intimidating Sound

Listen to the following audio clips and tell me the first thing that comes to mind (post it in the Comments section) Audio clip #1 (courtesy of Mike Koenig)   Audio clip #2   Audio clip #3 (courtesy of Mike Koenig)   Audio clip #4 (courtesy of Grant Evans)   There’s something about sounds that trigger emotions […]

The Paradox of a Great Idea

“That’s a great idea.” “That’s an amazing idea.” “That’s a wonderful idea.” You can think of a dozen variation of these statements. You’ve heard them before. You may have even said them yourself. I grew up thinking that we need to have a ton of ideas. It’s the main reason I read a lot, listen […]