Blog: Thomas LaRock

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Changing Default Database File Locations in SQL Server 2016
At some point in your career as a data professional you will need to change the default database file locations in SQL Server 2016. The post...
21-06-2017 22:20:36 Thomas LaRock SQL Server
12 Ways Smart Data Professionals Act Stupid
There are many articles available today that help data professionals prepare for job interviews. I have also written my share of articles on...
19-06-2017 22:53:50 Thomas LaRock SQL Server
The Future For Database Transaction Units
It was just over three years ago that Microsoft introduced the concept of Database Transaction Units (DTUs). To those of us familiar with SQ...
05-06-2017 19:04:20 Thomas LaRock SQL Server
Security is a Shared Responsibility
It's too convenient for companies to toss their hands in the air and find excuses to not push forward with upgrading their systems. Security...
18-05-2017 23:37:52 Thomas LaRock SQL Server
SQL Profiler Will Never Die
If you are looking for some fun, and happen to be in a group of SQL Server professionals, just ask them if they prefer SQL Profiler or Exten...
10-05-2017 00:59:15 Thomas LaRock SQL Server
Book Review: The Death of Expertise
I recently finished reading The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters by Tom Nichols (@RadioFree...
09-05-2017 02:34:45 Thomas LaRock SQL Server
Relationships Matter More Than Money
We are in a bar on Bourbon Street, upstairs in a private room for one of the vendor social events. I have no idea how Rob was even there, to...
05-05-2017 18:12:10 Thomas LaRock SQL Server
On Leadership
I was hoping you would be able to point me to a few good Leadership books or recommend some material to me. The post On Leadership appeared ...
04-05-2017 17:20:34 Thomas LaRock SQL Server
Upgrading to SQL Server 2016: Reasons for upgrading
There are new performance features, new security features, and new scalability features in SQL Server 2016 that make it worth the time and e...
26-04-2017 17:15:33 Thomas LaRock SQL Server
Upgrading to SQL Server 2016: Pre-upgrade tasks
Trust me when I tell you that the extra legwork now will save you headaches later. Here is my checklist of items for upgrading to SQL Server...
26-04-2017 10:43:40 Thomas LaRock SQL Server

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