The Multifunctioning DBA:

November, 2012


November 30, 2012  10:00 PM

SQL Saturday Session Survey

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

I would really like some more people to let me know what I should present on. Please let me know what you would like to hear me talk about if you could come to the event, or if you are coming to the event. I think all the sessions could be fun but I am not sure if it is worth doing all four. They...

November 30, 2012  9:08 PM

Computer inventory

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Recently I needed to find out what was in all of my memory slots but I am too lazy to shut down my computer and open it up and actually look at what is installed. I found a tool called the Belarc Advisor that will analyze your machine and tell you just what you need to know. And it is free. Check...


November 30, 2012  5:07 PM

PowerShell Versions

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

I ran into a version issue the other day. I have a script that uses import-csv with the -delimiter parameter that was introduced with PowerShell version 2.0. I attempted to run the script on a machine that was running Powershell version 1. This is an issue because the -delimiter parameter does not...


November 30, 2012  4:06 PM

PetSmart Discounts

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

If you read this Blog I consider you a friend. Since you are my friend I will offer you a 15% discount at PetSmart. This is good December 6 - 9 so please go get your pets something nice, or get a new pet. Here is a link. Enjoy. Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


November 29, 2012  5:14 AM

Powerball

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

I really never play any lottery, but with the pot being 550 million this time around I threw some money in with some friends at work to see what happens. All I know is that it has been fun to dream about what we all might do with the money. We all say that we would come into work but I am not so...


November 29, 2012  4:30 AM

Delphix Update

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

So I have successfully installed Delphix into a VM using Virtual Box.  I had to bump the memory of the VM up to 4 gigs to get it to install. So now I have three machines. Two Server 2012, one is a DC and a SQL Server, and one is running core edition and SQL Server. I should be all set but now...


November 28, 2012  4:02 AM

SQL Saturday 193 Sessions

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

After posting about what I am thinking about for SQL Saturday 193 sessions, I decided a survey would be a good way to hear what you think. So, if you are going to attend or not, let me know what you would like me to present on as I will be posting slides and any code for you to...


November 28, 2012  2:55 AM

SQL Saturday coming back to Phoenix

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

That is right, SQL Saturday is coming back for the third year to Phoenix. I am again excited for the event and I am sure that I will do my Beginner Powershell for the session and I am thinking about doing a couple others. I might do a next level Powershell for the DBA so that I can dive a bit...


November 7, 2012  10:00 AM

Delphix Demo Rig Update

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

So I have completed the build of two of my three VM Servers in VirtualBox. I have my domain set up and I even have SQL Server 2012 running on both my GUI edition and my Core edition. More to come on set up issues in another post. I am attempting to get my Delphix image installed and I am running...


November 6, 2012  10:00 AM

PowerShell Plus is now FREE

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

That is right, PowerShell Plus from Idera is now available for free. This is the IDE that I use everyday and that I would give out during my PowerShell presentations. Idera is now just giving this awesome tool away. Now I will have to try and find some other cool thing to give away during my...


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