The Multifunctioning DBA:

March, 2010

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March 30, 2010  3:02 AM

Sybase 15 Upgrade Issues before the upgrade

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

I have been working on a upgrade for one of our production systems from Sybase 12.5 to Sybase 15 for some time now. I, and my team, have done all the work from a DBA perspective to make sure that we are good to go for the upgrade. We have a system ready for testing and have provided connectivity...

March 30, 2010  2:50 AM

The SQL Server Community

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

As you know, I am pretty new to being a DBA and new to the community of SQL Server. I come from a background of being a Windows Administrator and I can say, that I never really found a lot of support from a community. I really never found a community to ask for support. I can honestly say that is...


March 23, 2010  8:06 PM

Plagiarism

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Yesterday I saw a lot of tweets about some plagiarism happening in the SQL Server Community. And even still today I see @sqltech2 defending his position on the matter. I am still pretty new to this community and I am also still pretty new to blogging. I understand that @sqltech2 would like to help...


March 23, 2010  4:14 PM

Phoenix SQL Saturday Update

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

So it is going to happen. A couple venues are under consideration, sounds like we may have a few sponsers, and we are looking at mid to late July for the event. I can not wait. I just got off the phone with Quest Software and...


March 22, 2010  4:44 PM

Sybase Upgrade

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

It has been a while since I spoke about the Sybase Upgrade from 12.5 to 15 that I am working on but it looks like we are very close to making it happen now. All of the application groups have completed testing and signed off on the upgrade. I have been working to make sure that all of the DBA Stuff...


March 12, 2010  5:28 PM

Phoenix SQL Saturday

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Like I said in my last post, I attended my first users group and it was announced that a SQL Saturday is in the early planning stages. I am excited about this and since I am so excited I contacted Samson Loo, who is the one that made the anouncement, to see if I could help and also if I could post...


March 12, 2010  11:30 AM

First SQL Servers User Group Meeting

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Last night I attended my first SQL Servers Users Group here in Phoenix. I a so happy that we have one. It was a good meeting, I arrived and apperantly the speaker that was supposed to present was sick and could not make it. Luckily for us, the meetings are help at the MS offices here, and a MS...


March 12, 2010  10:00 AM

SQL Server Users Group

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Tonight I am going to be attending my first SQL Server Users Group here in Phoenix. Here is a link to the Groups site if you would like to join us for future meetings. I am really looking forward to it. Tonight,...


March 11, 2010  10:30 AM

Free Training

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Last week I came into work 2 hours early so I could be a part of a free all day training event. I am very glad that I did , but do not worry if you did not see it live. Since it was all web based you can get all the good content at your own pace. Check it out at Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 10, 2010  8:44 PM

You know about SQL Server and need a new Netbook? Win One.

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

If you are a SQL Server Guru, probably more so than I, you might be able to win a Netbook or an even bigger prize pack. Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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