101 Things I Wish You Knew About SQL Server

Last week I was visiting the SolarWinds home office in Austin and hanging with my fellow Head Geeks. Our conversations often cover a wide range of topics and at times even turn into teaching lessons for each other. I get to learn about networks, storage, virtualization, monitoring, etc. and I...

5 More Questions For Interviewing a Database Administrator

I've written before about interviewing a Database Administrator (DBA) and general hiring techniques. I've talked about how an interview should be a conversation, not a trivia contest.  I always describe the interview process as being a lot like being on a blind date. You shouldn't be looking to stump someone during an interview. Memorization...

10 Things I Hate About Interviewing With You

The other day I wrote about the ten things I hate when interviewing someone. Today I will turn the tables and talk a bit about the things I don't like to see as an interviewee.I've been involved in evaluating talent and interviewing others for over twenty years. I've also been...