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Ronald Dameron
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Uptight Database Security scripts on Github now
To all of you who attended my GroupBy session "Uptight Database Security", I have placed the scripts for that presentation on Github. You can find them here,  https://github.com/rdameron/SQL Thank you again for attending my session.
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Modifying Endpoint URLs on Availability Group Replicas
I recently had to modify the Endpoint URLs on our SQL Server Availability Group replicas.  The reason for this blog post is that I could not answer the following questions: Do I need to suspend data movement prior to making this change?  Would this change r...
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Uptight Database Security
If you need a practical approach to managing database administrator access without always granting the sysadmin role to your database administrators then I encourage you to vote for my GroupBy session for the December lineup.  https://groupby.org/conference...
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Azure Portal CPU Graph Bug or Feature?
I support an Azure PaaS application. We had a brief outage recently. Given that the code had not been changed in a month, we suspected some maintenance in an Azure data center stepped on our application. Ping tests and self-tests failed for approximately 10...
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Rediscovering SQL Server Agent Alerts...
Having moved from a Fortune 50 company using BMC Patrol for SQL Server Monitoring to a small software company of less than 200 people, I'm rediscovering SQL Server Agent Alerts. Why might you ask? Because small companies can't afford expensive tools and nee...
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If at first you don't connect, try again...
I've noticed on several occasions that my first attempt to connect to an Azure Sql Server using SQL Server Management Studio 2016 doesn't always succeed. First attempt The fix? Press OK and try again.  I have no explanation but it  always seems to connect t...
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As a former band parent of LOLHS (2004-2009), I was thrilled to see Mr. Womack and local businesses step up and renovate the band trailer. Great job! It looks awesome!
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Azure Status Alerts via Outlook Rules
My current duties involve production support for an Azure PaaS application, therefore, I must know when Microsoft Azure services are experiencing issues. I do have alerts set up on the Azure portal and in Application Insights to notify me when availability ...
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SQL Server Horizontica released today only!
Microsoft release SQL Server Horizontica, a Vertica killer
Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Nederlands, European Union. — April 1, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. on Friday morning announced that it has released the next version of its flagship Relational (and beyond) Database Management System SQL Server Horizontica. Here is a qu...
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I thought of you when I read this quote from "The Red: First Light (The Red Trilogy Book 1)" by Linda Nagata -

"You are being used, Lieutenant. For what purpose remains unclear, but there is a force at large in the world interfering in the affairs of man. We built its house when we built the Cloud."

Start reading this book for free: http://amzn.to/1Y2oe91
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