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SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour - NYC

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2012, the official Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour continues its 12-city trek around  the country, stopping in NYC at the Sheraton 811 7th Avenue , from 1:30 PM - 5:15 PM EDT.  Learn more about the tour here:

Hopefully, if you're in the… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 21 March 2012

24-Hours of PASS - Be on-time!

Right on the heels of the recent SQL Server 2012 virtual online launch event (as in virtually not there :-), a proven formula of online success known as 24-hours of PASS is coming to a pc near you!  We’re a few days away to a conglomeration of non-stop 24… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 19 March 2012

SQL Server 2012 has released to manufacturing (RTM) - Hot MS News!

All, wanted to immediately share the news today from Microsoft regarding SQL Server: This just in from the MVP/MS Newsroom.  I'm sure you'll be hearing about it from sources far and wide, but getting the word out to my readers and followers here on the PearlKnows blog

Microsoft announced that SQL… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 6 March 2012

Linchpin People LLC Announces Two New Partners - Press Release

February 23, 2012 – Today, LINCHPIN PEOPLE, LLC, offering technical advisory, consulting and training services in the Microsoft SQL Server Space, announces the addition of two key partners to the firm.

Mike Walsh, SQL Server MVP (blog|twitter) Founder and Owner of StraightPath IT Solutions,… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 23 February 2012

There is another.....LinchPin People names its new partners!

I wanted to follow-up on the partner announcement of the great new concept and venture, started by my friends and sql compatriots , Andy Leonard and Brian Moran, who have added two new Partners to the LinchPin People lineup.  Fresh from the first official Linchpin Summit,  Mr. Mike Walsh has pulled the LinchPin out of… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 23 February 2012

What's New is SSIS 2012? - Find out with Andy Leonard at the NJ SQL User Group - tonight!

As us SQL professional folks know, since the advent of SQL Server Integration Services, affectionately known as SSIS, it has become the ETL tool of choice to do a gazillion and one things to transform, convert, migrate, massage, import, export, slice, dice, and move around data real nice, between multiple data… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 21 February 2012

Meme Monday - Working with Deadlines.....

 Hi, all!  It's been a while, since I posted a blog entry, and is directly related to today's Meme Monday theme, that gets assigned every first Monday of the month by SQLRockstar Thomas LaRock.  His theme, aptly entitled Working with Deadlines, pretty much sums up my recent days… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 6 February 2012

Local Community Events & User Groups from Around Town....

Staying true to the meaning of SQL Community with respect to local chapters and user groups, I wanted to bring you some links of upcoming events in the NY/NJ area and surrounding cities.

Coming up in the Big Apple, the New York City Microsoft SQL Server Users Group kick off its first… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 20 January 2012

T-SQL Tuesday #26 - Second Chances - Correlate Missing Index with Related Query


Everybody deserves a second chance in love, life, and in TSQL as well!  Now that it's the beginning of a New Year, 2012, it's the perfect time to start over again, and make up for the things that you missed, should the opportunity present itself.  That's why I am blogging… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 10 January 2012

Meme Monday - All in the #SQLFamily

Yes, it's Monday again, and not only that - it's another edition of Meme Monday (the first of 2012), started by SQL MVP and Confio confabber, Thomas LaRock.  Inline with the start of a new year, January's meme topic of the month is "What do you want to… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 9 January 2012

A Tale of Two Cities - SQLSaturday Goes Global..


It was a day of warm weather, it was a day of cold weather.  A tale of two cities on opposite sides of the world – SQLSaturday comes rolling in with the first events of the New Year 2012, known as SQLSaturday #104 and #116, respectively.  Colorado… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 6 January 2012

Twas The Week After Christmas....

Holiday Greetings to all you DBA's and SQL Server professionals! This blog goes out to all of you who are on-call this week, or in the office, keeping SQL Servers safe from the grinches.  Hope you enjoy!


Twas the week after Christmas, when all through the office;
Not a client… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 26 December 2011

Tis The Season to be Giving...#SQLFamily

Indeed the Holiday Season is traditionally a season of giving, and being charitable to those who are less fortunate.  Although giving back should be all year-round, the end of the year, coupled with the holiday spirit, (and maybe last minute tax-deductions :-) always rouses folks to be generous.  Nonetheless, giving back is… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 23 December 2011

Q.How Many Weeks in the Year? A.It depends

ISOWEEK 52 Weeks in the Year

Stardate 12:20:2011 Week 51 SSC.Com Web Blog, Planet Earth.  With only approximately two weeks left of the Year 2011, I believed we were rapidly approaching the 52nd week, signifying the completed cycle of 52 weeks in a year.  At least that’s…

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 20 December 2011

What's in a name? SQL Server Magazine becomes SQL Server Pro.

SQL Server Magazine Reveals New Name for the Brand

Did you hear the news?  SQL Server Magazine has a new name - it's now called SQL Server Pro!  Read on to find out the details.

In the world of print, there are a shrinking number of specified SQL Server professional… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 30 November 2011

And the winners of SafePeak’s SQL Server Performance Contest are...

SafePeak’s SQL Server Performance Contest – Winners

(In coordination with
Back in September, 2011, SafePeak ran a new contest asking participants to share their sql server performance tuning stories.  Not only could folks share their experiences to win prizes, others were invited to participate to vote for their favorite story,…

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 27 November 2011

SQL Server Magazine's Top 10 Blogger....#3

So, it seems that I have been selected by the 2011 SQL Server Community Choice Awards, as among the Top 10 favorite SQL Server Bloggers, as #3 on the list! (You'll have to scroll to the bottom of the page.) Ask me, how you think I did that, and I'll… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 23 November 2011

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RC0 is Now Available for Download!

November 17, 2011 - Redmond, WA - Well, we knew it was coming, but the timing was a bit of a surprise for the Microsoft SQL MVP community, who usually has a jump start on the impending SQL Server releases.  Since it was announced recently at the PASS Summit 2011,… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 17 November 2011

SQLInspire - Follow-up & Post Event Notes....



This blog entry is a short post-event follow-up for all our followers and attendees at the event! I will have a full blog and event summary in the coming days! 

Of course, I want to thank in short order, Andy Leonard, Brian Moran, Melissa Demsak (and her volunteers,… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 14 November 2011

SQL Inspiration 3-days away! Last Chance! Registration CLOSING TODAY!!

Happy, Wednesday folks!  We're 3-days away from SQLInspiration, and that is the event we've been reading about for some months now, called SQLInspireNYC

This is it!! We are finally approaching EVENTTIME, and this is your LAST CHANCE TO REGISTERIf you get to the event registration page, you… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 9 November 2011

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