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Melanie Townsend


Melanie Townsend

Recognizing Community Leaders – Tribal Awards Finalists

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The time has come, voting is now open for the Tribal Awards finalists. Let’s recognize the people who go over and above for the technical community in the following 11 categories. Article that saved my bacon in 2013 Break large delete operations into chunks by Aaron Bertrand: http://www.sqlperformance.com/2013/03/io-subsystem/chunk-deletes Transaction Log VLFs – too many or […]

19 December 2013 7:27 pm by
Melanie Townsend

State of the Tribal Awards

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The Tribal Awards are underway! I wanted to give everyone a quick update on the progress of the awards and some of the nominations we’ve received. If you haven’t done so already, get your choices in at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TribalAwards Article that saved my bacon in 2013 Nominations are thin on the ground for this one! We’re […]

11 December 2013 2:40 pm by
Melanie Townsend

Get a copy of the Red Gate Post

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We recently put together a newspaper of some of the best articles from Simple-Talk and SQL Server Central, complete with a dash of advice, playful ads, and letters to the editor. It only seems fair to allow the newspaper to be downloadable in PDF form so here it is in all it’s glory (the PDF […]

5 December 2013 7:15 pm by
Melanie Townsend

TribalSQL – A First for Everyone

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TribalSQL is coming out in October – 15 first-time authors each wrote one chapter on what they thought you should know about databases. This is a community project by MidnightDBA and Red Gate who have both donated quite a chunk of time to the project, and all royalties are being donated to Computers4Africa. Jen McCown […]

19 September 2013 5:41 pm by
Melanie Townsend

But…I’m between the chair and the keyboard

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In my more paranoid moments, I think Outlook is waging a sophisticated and subtle campaign to convince me I’m going insane. In my calmer moods, I’m disgusted with my apparently innate assumption that the application must be working, the error is with me. Here’s what’s happening. I cover more than one inbox, but less than […]

23 April 2013 4:04 pm by
Melanie Townsend

An eBook by any other name, would be just as useful

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UPDATED March 26 The Red Gate team is compiling an eBook of SQL performance tips and we want YOUR help.

13 March 2013 6:32 pm by