4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London


Rob Sewell

Rob is a SQL Server DBA with a passion for Powershell and automation currently supporting several hundred databases ranging from SQL 2000 to SQL 2012 and including Ingres and Oracle. Rob has volunteered and spoken at community events through the UK and is an organiser for SQL Saturday Exeter
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Twas 2 Days Before Xmas or Thank you SQLFamily 23 Dec 2014
Twas 2 days before Xmas & all through the office, not a creature was stirring not even old Maurice. With merriment going on outside of his window There sat a bearded DBA without much to do No changes can be made through the holiday season We’re on skeleton support, which is a good reason Ensure ...

Giving Back – #TSQL2sday 09 Dec 2014
T-SQL Tuesday, which was started by Adam Machanic (blog|twitter) and is now starting its 6th year, is hosted by a different person each month. The host selects the theme, and then the blogging begins. Worldwide, on the second Tuesday of the month (all day, based on GMT time), bloggers attend ...

Making a Change Log Easier With PowerShell 08 Dec 2014
Having a Change Log is a good thing. A quick and simple place to find out what has changed on a server and when. This can be invaluable when troubleshooting, matching a change to a symptom especially when assessed alongside your performance counter collection. Here is a simple way to make use of a ...

A look at the SQL Assessment Intelligence Pack in Operational Insights 24 Nov 2014
Operational Insights is a service that has been added in preview to Azure. It enables you to collect, combine, correlate and visualize all your machine data in one place. It can collect data from all of your machines either via SCOM or by using an agent. Once the data is collected Operational ...

Changing Delay Between Responses for SQL Alerts with Powershell 18 Nov 2014
So you have read that you should have alerts for severity levels 16 to 24 and 823,824 and 825 on SQLSkills.com or maybe you have used sp_blitz and received the Blitz Result: No SQL Server Agent Alerts Configured and like a good and conscientious DBA you have set them up. Hopefully you also have ...