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Gethyn Ellis
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Permanent Employment v Contracting: How the figures stack up
In my latest
learning tree newsletter , I discussed analysing some of the salary survey data
that the good folks over at collected and made available back in
January 2017. The data is very interesting and in my first post on this topic over th...

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Valentine's day love from Learning Tree...
The latest course offer is in from Learning Tree!! And It's Valentine's Day! Learning Tree are showing you the love with some great courses on offer for £750 plus VAT Why don't you get your boss to treat you to training the spring. Blow away the cobwebs and...

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SQL Server 2008 RTM - Maintenance Plans need Integration Services installed
The tail end of last week was a bit of a throwback week for me. For reasons that I’ll not go into here I have been building some SQL Server 2008 instances. This is because of a large SQL Server migration project that I’m working on for a client. The 2008 in...

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Enabling Remote Access to the Dedicated Admin Connection
Recently I was running a health check on one of my clients SQL Servers and I noticed that access to the dedicated admin account was disabled. They would not be able to connect to the Dedicated Admin Account (DAC) remotely.  It is generally good practice to ...

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SQL Server Community Events
By David Postlethwaite I have just come back from a successful SQL Saturday in Vienna, Austria where I had 60 people listening to my presentation on SQL 2016 new features. It was interesting how many people still wanted to know about SQL Server 2016 even th...

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How to Count the Total Number of Rows Across Multiple Tables
I have been working on SQL Server Consulting assignment,  a SQL Server 2014 migration for a new client over the past few weeks. When I’m undertaking such tasks I’m often asked additional questions that make my  day a little interesting.  I got a question la...

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SQL Server 2016 SP 1
By David Postlethwaite SQL Server 2016 SP1 was released in November 2016 only five months after the initial release. There have been some significant changes and additions in this release. The most significant of which is that many features that once only e...

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The year gone was an interesting year for
and GRE Solutions. Any year that has a new release of SQL Server is always an
interesting time, as learning and writing about new SQL Server features is
always a fun thing to do. David has a great ta...

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An early Christmas present - Great Value SQL Server Training the Decemeber
No No, not my new hat, although it is rather splendid.  I have received the weekly email from
Learning Tree listing this week’s courses that are guaranteed to run and being
offered at the fantastic price of £750 plus VAT. Happy New Hat If you work with SQL ...

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Do you know anything about firebird?
Has anyone in my network or readers my blog have any experience of a database called Firebird? If you have and are potentially interested in a short (maybe 1 day, maybe more days) consulting gig, please do get in touch. I have a clie...
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