June 2011 - Posts

One of my clients is looking for a DBA and a BI developer. They are a very exciting dotcom company with cutting edge technology and are growing fast  A bit older than a startup but they still have that feel about them. They are based in North London and are a very nice company to work for, flexible hours, working from home. Plus they are willing to pay for the right candidate.

There is at least 1 DBA and 1 BI role going.

If you are interested then let me know http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons/contact.aspx 

Simon

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If any of the above symptoms are causing a problem, i.e.

1. You download a file and the download dialog disappears.

2. You select open when you download a file and nothing happens.

3. The View Downloads doesn’t work

4. CTRL + J doesn’t work (view downloads)

The solution is to clear your download history

See IE9 - View downloads / Ctrl+J do not open. I cannot open any file. But SAVE function still work fine. 64 bit version. for details the answer is provided by Steven. S on June 20th.

I hope that helps

This problem affects Internet explorer 9 only.

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Don’t forget that tonight we have Michael Rys from the SQL Server Product Team presenting on the Federation support coming to SQL Azure and the Semantic search coming in SQL Server Denali.

This is a must attend evening for anyone that is serious about scaling SQL or doing search in SQL Server.

Michael also has a few other hats including Microsoft’s representative on the W3C XML Query Working Group.

To register go to http://sqlsocial20110613.eventbrite.com/ 

Ps Beer and Pizza will be laid on as well.

The you want to subscribe to the SQLSocial site.

http://sqlsocial.com/Subscribe.aspx

We’ve just had a great evening with the top brass of the SQL Server team with over 150 people attending and on Monday next week (13th June) we have Michael Rys, Group Program Manager for the SQL Server team doing an evening session on SQL Azure futures as well as SQL Server Denali Semantic Search.

To register for that evening go to http://sqlsocial20110613.eventbrite.com/

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After the awesome SQLSocial last night in London we are just about to announce another event next week but in the mean time Paul and Kimberly are doing an Immersion event by Heathrow and have said anyone can come along on the Tuesday or Wednesday nights.

If you want to pop along register quick before the space fills up. The event is being held at the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel

21 June 2011: Tuesday evening

SQL Sentry will present: Tips for Query Tuning with SQL Sentry Plan Explorer and More!

Abstract: Learn how SQL Sentry Plan Explorer can help you explore and tune the most difficult query plans, from the team that made this fantastic free tool. Technical Specialist, Scott Fallen, will cover the key differences between Plan Explorer and SQL Server Management Studio, plus what to look for in estimated and actual plans.  During this session you will learn how to use the revolutionary FREE tool, SQL Sentry Plan Explorer, to wrangle even the scariest query plans. Finally the brand new release of the SQL Sentry Power Suite introduces several unique and cutting edge features, including active query plan capture for heavy SQL, plan analysis using the integrated version of Plan Explorer, additional Plan Explorer features made possible by active capture, historical query plan analysis, VLF problem detection, and more. Scott will share an overview of the complete performance monitoring solution offered by this award-winning software package.

Presenter: Scott Fallen, Technical Specialist, SQL Sentry, Inc.

If you’re NOT an Immersion Event attendee, please register for this FREE event here: http://SQLskillsLondonTue.eventbrite.com/

22 June 2011: Wednesday evening

Fusion-io will present: SQL at the speed of FLASH

Abstract: Fusion-io presents its industry acclaimed, enterprise PCIe FLASH memory solutions and discusses how integrating Fusion-io technology into SQL environments can dramatically increase performance whilst offering substantial cost reductions

Presenter: Mat Young, Senior Marketing Director, Fusion-io

If you’re NOT an Immersion Event attendee, please register for this FREE event here: http://SQLskillsLondonWed.eventbrite.com/

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Its not too late to register for the SQLSocial event in London on Tuesday. This is a must attend event for anyone that wants to know whats coming with SQL Server in the next release or are considering SQL Azure.

You can register here http://sqlsocial20110607.eventbrite.com/

For full details of the event go to http://www.sqlsocial.com/Events/11-05-09/An_evening_with_the_SQL_Server_Leadership_Team.aspx

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Its not too late to register for the SQLSocial event in London on Tuesday (7th June, tomorrow). This is a must attend event for anyone that wants to know what’s coming with SQL Server in the next release or are considering SQL Azure.

You can register here http://sqlsocial20110607.eventbrite.com/

For full details of the event go to http://www.sqlsocial.com/Events/11-05-09/An_evening_with_the_SQL_Server_Leadership_Team.aspx

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If you use schemas then you will know that keyboard shortcuts don’t work with them due to the period (.) in between the schema and the object name.

If you would like the SQL team to fix this, then vote on this connect item

https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/390612/improvements-to-keyboard-shortcuts-in-ssms

you can also vote on the duplicates as well

https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/665092/ssms-alt-f1-on-an-object-with-schema-results-in-error

https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/349116/keyboard-shortcut-alt-f1-sp-help-doesnt-work-for-tables-belonging-to-non-default-schemas

Its currently been closed as won’t fix but I want to show that this is hurting people on a daily basis. So get voting if you feel the pain.

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