This is not the kind of blog post I ever expected to write for SQL Solutions Group, because it has nothing to do with technology or business or what we do here at SSG. It has everything to do with who we are as people and how we relate to others. You could say it’s […]
I’m a loserI’m a loserAnd I’m not what I appear to be
— John Lennon
As a SQL Server or other IT professional, do you ever feel like you’re doing it with smoke and mirrors? Do you fear you’ll soon be exposed as a pretender? Do you feel like a fraud, merely acting in your role? You’re […]
IT expenditure decisions are never purely financial, as those who pull the trigger must consider how the purchase, or perhaps delaying the purchase, could impact other departments, from marketing and regulatory to operations and human resources. Once you have made the decision to proceed with an outlay, you then must decide: Capital Expenditure (CapEx) or […]
With AWS and Azure leading the way, it’s easy to think the future of on-premises infrastructure is grim. Before you say, “we’re migrating to the cloud,” realize on-premises is alive and well, and probably always will be.
To Cloud Or Not To Cloud
When considering cloud vs. local options, one thing becomes quickly clear: There is no […]
In 2014, we published a SQL-themed “Night before Christmas” blog post that proved highly popular with the SQL community. As an homage to that post five years ago, we present to you this year’s version….
‘Twas the day of PASS Summit, when all through the venue,SQL experts were hungry and grabbing a menu;Sandwiches were made and […]
As 2009 dawned, I was shopping for a new (read: used) car. The one I drove most of the time was, at this point, 14 years old.
I was focused on one brand and one model, but I was soon entranced by a different model from that brand—in fact, it was the top of the line. […]
In late July, Google announced the alpha release of Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server and positioned it as a way for enterprises to “experience fully managed SQL Server with built-in high availability and backup capability” in the cloud.
The specs Google outlined for Cloud SQL are nothing to sneeze at:
Up to 30 TB of storage
You’re registered for the next SQL conference or event and are excited about expanding your SQL knowledge and skills and connecting with peers. But, even though attending is your idea (i.e., “the boss” isn’t making you go), you’re wondering how to get maximum benefit from attending—what sessions to hit, which to miss, who to network […]
An unexpected conversation recently led to a concept that my mind kept going back to: business moves at the speed of trust. Turns out that’s not a very original idea—The Speed of Trust is the name of a book by Stephen M.R. Covey.
Regardless of who came up with the idea, trust is obviously essential in […]
“Major Changes Coming from Microsoft Will Impact Your Career.” That was the headline from an article we encountered on Facebook recently.
Turns out one of the changes makes PowerShell rather important: Windows Server 2016 Nano Server won’t support video connections or have a GUI. In the words of Don Jones, Pluralsight Curriculum Director, “It’s PowerShell or […]