Tag Archives: SQL

Microsoft Q&A (Preview) Has Launched

A few days ago, the Microsoft forum previously known as “Minerva” has launched in Preview mode. The new name for this forum is Microsoft Q&A. In order to ensure that you are able to quickly find the right answers to your tech questions, Microsoft has chosen to move away from the community-driven platforms like MSDN […]

5 Reasons DBAs are More Important Than Ever!

As data becomes increasingly important—along with related technologies like IoT and machine learning—it’s no surprise that our roles as DBAs are changing. To me, it is why I love this industry. For most of us, learning innovative technology is fun, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. However, change can be as scary as […]

Thank You For Your Vote of Confidence

I was recently informed that I have been elected to the PASS Board. I am very much humbled by this and intend to do my best to ensure that your confidence in me was not misplaced. It is a great honor to be able to represent you at the board level. I would like to […]

When I find something I enjoy, I go all in!

In 2011 I was introduced to the PASS community. The people I met in 2011, and at subsequent PASS events have been incredibly supportive and now form the core of my “tribe”. With a fantastic start like that, I had to get more involved. Starting in 2012, I created my own User Group. With regular […]

Resource Governor – Changing and Deleting a Resource Pool

Microsoft in the News Data Storage On March 21, 2018, Microsoft announced their proof of concept for the storage of data in manufactured DNA. Using a fully automated system, Microsoft was able to store the word “hello” in a manufactured DNA and retrieve it back into digital form. The rate of data production is increasing […]

Resource Governor – Getting Started

Microsoft in the News Gates Notes In case you missed it, back in December, Bill gates put out a newsletter with a list of five books he loved in 2018. They included: Educated, by Tara Westover, Army of None, by Paul Scharre, Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval […]

Resource Pool – Types

Microsoft in the News Microsoft Issues a Warning about its AI Microsoft is investing heavily in AI. In fact, investment in AI was cited in their latest public filing as one of the main reasons its operating expenses have increased by 23% for the Intelligent Cloud unit in the past six months. That is an […]

Resource Pool – Physical I/O

Microsoft in the News Civility Online Did you know that the world has never been a better place than it is today? You can be forgiven for not thinking so, after all, we are inundated daily with news of how terrible things are. All that news gives us a false sense of the world. If […]

Resource Governor – Memory Allocations

Microsoft in the News Fabian Bolin is looking to bring the power of Microsoft Azure to address a bottleneck in the area of cancer research. It turns out that almost half of clinical trials dealing with the study and treatment of tumors (oncology) are delayed due to a lack of qualified patients. Fabian is looking […]

Resource Governor – CPU Allocations Part 2

Microsoft in the News Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant has been a huge success among enterprises in North America and Europe. They can currently boast that 49% of enterprises in these regions use Cortana – not exclusively, but still. Unfortunately, the story is very different in the consumer world. In that area, Cortana has struggled to […]