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Many DBAs liken their roles to being a mechanic, and with everything under the hood of SQL Server these days I think an F1 mechanic is an apt comparison....

Hard skills lead to the creation of silos, and soft skills are how silos are avoided. And for those who want to survive in the application-centric future of IT, soft skills are a must-have skill....

Last night it occurred to me how many lessons there are in the movie Elf for DBAs and sysadmins in general. So I decided to write a quick holiday post today using quotes from the movie. As always, you're welcome. ...

Four years ago I wrote about the DBA Plate, which was a reference to the food plate that replaced the food pyramid right about the time the U.S. Congress declared pizza to be a vegetable. I had every intention of keeping the plate updated annually but never got around to...

Well, here we are, another PASS Summit behind us. Each Summit is special to me, in different ways. It's like having children; you love each of them but for different reasons and in different ways....