The Multifunctioning DBA:

March, 2012

March 31, 2012  9:00 PM

Coolest thing I that was a demo during connections

Posted by: Colin Smith

So in all the sessions that I attended, that was a lot, I found one demo o be above and beyond the rest and it is something that I would really like to do in my shop. During the pre con session that I attended I was able to see SQL Server 2012 be installed and run on Server 2008 R2 Core. That was...

March 30, 2012  11:50 PM

Things I did not like about Connections

Posted by: Colin Smith

Let me first say that this is not a post of me complaining, well it is but in the nicest way possible. The con was fun, it was relevant, and the sessions that I attended were good. That being said let me talk about some things that I would like to see changed.

  1. Lunch, Overall the food...

March 30, 2012  9:23 PM

Top Sessions at Connections

Posted by: Colin Smith

Now that Connections is over, for me at least (Post Cons are today). Here is what I thought the highlights of the con were.

  1. PowerShell with Allen White Precon was a great class
  2. Waits level 400 session with Paul Randal. Anytime I have seen Paul speak it is a good session...

March 29, 2012  9:30 PM

Connections in Vegas

Posted by: Colin Smith

After a long day in a great powershell session, I was ready to go play some games and have a good time. Well that got a bit out of hand as I stayed out having fun until 5:00AM. My bad and no I did not miss any of the conference, I woke up and suffered and still learned a lot. So on to another day...

March 29, 2012  9:00 PM

Connections Pre-Con

Posted by: Colin Smith

While here in Vegas at the Dev Connections con, I was able to attend a pre-con that was led by Allen Whit (Blog | Twitter) and it was great. Allen has done some amazingly cool things with powershell to help make him a  better DBA. And now he has shared some of that with me. A lot of what he...

March 29, 2012  8:33 PM

SQL Saturday 131 Phoenix

Posted by: Colin Smith

I have been accepted as a speaker for SQL Saturday 131 in Phoenix again. I am really looking forward to the event and being able to share some of what I have learned while here in Las Vegas at Dev Connections. So go to the website

March 27, 2012  4:58 PM


Posted by: Colin Smith

So I arrived here in Vega(Blog | Twitter) about automating and maintaining SQL Server with Powershell. As you all know I love Powershell and I love doing just about everything that I can with...

March 14, 2012  3:23 PM

New Devices

Posted by: Colin Smith
Andriod vs IOS

So my current job just handed out Iphone 4S for all on-call personal and we will also be getting an Ipad2 for the team to share. As you know I am a...

March 14, 2012  2:49 PM

Do not Burn Bridges

Posted by: Colin Smith
Bridges, side work

Not too long ago I changed jobs and it was a tough decision to make but I think I made the right move. I tried to leave on good terms with everyone as well as the company that I left. You never know when and where you might run into someone again. Well the other day I got a call from a former...

March 13, 2012  8:00 AM

March Madness

Posted by: Colin Smith
Fun, Games

Found a place to fill out brackets and just track how bad you do. I filled mine out and I think it is fun. I am too cheap to put money on this and I do not follow college basketball at all until this time of year. But go check out the link and have some...

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