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AZ-900 How Did I Prepare?

March 19, 2020

On March 16th, I posted (Twitter|LinkedIn) about achieving my first ever Azure Certification. AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals. I understand it is basics, and that is why it is called fundamentals. I had a few people asked me how I prepared as they want to do the same. Here are a few resources I used to prepare: […]

Ring Buffer Monitoring CPU – What do those values mean?

February 24, 2020

Here is a sample output of XML from sys.dm_os_ring_buffers where WHERE ring_buffer_type = N’RING_BUFFER_SCHEDULER_MONITOR’. What do those XML elements mean? In order to monitor CPU usages, you need to understand what each element means so you can use the values. I will explain each one in this blog post. ProcessUtilization Indicates the amount of CPU SQL […]

Speaking at SQLSaturday Rochester

February 18, 2020

PASS SQLSaturday is a free training event for professionals who use the Microsoft data platform. These community events offer content across data management, cloud and hybrid architecture, analytics, business intelligence, AI, and more. SQLSaturday Rochester will be held on Feb 29, 2020, at Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New York, 14623, United States. […]

T-SQL Tuesday #123: SSMS tips to make your day easier

February 11, 2020

I thank Jes Pomfret (blog|twitter) for hosting T-SQL Tuesday #123. The topic for this month is Life hacks to make your day easier. I also want to acknowledge Adam Machanic’s vision behind this project. I learned a lot from some of the #TSQL Tuesday’s and participated in a few. Thank you, Steve Jones (blog|twitter), for coordinating […]

How to Use Managed Identity with Azure Function App?

January 27, 2020

With the announcement of Powershell support in Azure Functions, it has become easier for data professionals to use functions to manage cloud resources such as Azure SQL Database, Managed Instances. A common challenge when using functions is how to manage the credentials in function code for authenticating databases. Keeping the credentials secure is an important […]

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Other day one of them broke standard social distancing... rule and came within 4 feet.
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Recommendation I just read from vendor to customer to "address" a performance issue:

1. Drop the indexes that were ... recently recreated
2. Rebuild all indexes
3. Restart SQL Server

My reply: This is not what I would recommend.

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