Conquering SQL Server Failover Cluster Fears: T-SQL Tuesday #98

Welcome to 2018 and the first T-SQL Tuesday of the year.  T-SQL Tuesday was created by Adam Mechanic (b|t) and this month is hosted by Arun Sirpal (b|t).  The New Year is a time when people are making resolutions and setting new goals.  What better T-SQL Tuesday topic for the New Year than discussing technical …

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Iceland becomes first country to legalise equal pay — World News – Breaking International News Headlines and Leaks

A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland. The legislation, which came into force on Monday, the first day of 2018, makes Iceland the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between men and women. Under the new rules, companies and government agencies employing …

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SQL Homework – Execution Plans

It’s a new year and yet education never ends. So this month let’s take a look at an important part of performance tuning. The Execution Plan. When a query is run, the optimizer goes through and selects what it feels will be the good enough plan to plan that query. Note: that’s good enough not […] …

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T-SQL Tuesday #97: 2018 Training Goals

T-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic (b|t).  Adam rightly predicted that we all could benefit from ‘a recurring, revolving blog party’ with a new topic given each month – the party has been on since 2009 with great benefit to bloggers old and new.  The December 2017 T-SQL Tuesday will cover setting learning goals …

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T_SQL Tuesday #96: In the Beginning

T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog party started by Adam Machanic (t|b). This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is being hosted by Ewald Cress (t|b).  Everyone is invited to this party. Participation is easy. Each month, members of the community write a blog post about the topic presented and post it on the second Tuesday of the month.  This month’s …

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Progress…sort of.

http://ift.tt/2z5YGld Finally, progress. Well, sort of. In June, a new website voiced a frustration I share — that there are no women candidates in the Illinois gubernatorial race. A group of Democratic women activists launched arethereanywomenrunningforilgovernor.com. “Zero women are running for governor,” the site declared. They asked Democratic Party leaders: “What’s your plan to support …

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