Author Archives: George Walters

About George Walters

Microsoft Partner Technical Evangelist/Architect, serving independent software vendors. Formerly data platform sales, and support even before that.

Inspire 2018 is coming! Partners, are you ready?

One great thing that happens annually is the Microsoft Partner conference, titled “Inspire”. This year, it will be held July 15th-19th in Las Vegas. Sign up SOON, as there is a 300 dollar discount to sign up before June 1st! … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting SQL Server on-premises Performance

Are you trying to figure out if you have SQL Server performance issues? Is your server overloaded? There are free tools to help you diagnose this.  Generally, I would tell you to get a support case opened, but you can … Continue reading

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Developer tools and training for SQL Server, Mobile Development, and cross platform. Where are they?

The following are a set of links to free tools and training that can help you get started around data, mobile, and cloud. Continue reading

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Azure DataFest! March 1st, Burlington MA!

On March 1st, there will be an event, “Azure DataFest”, all day from 9-5 at Microsoft’s office at 5 wayside road, Burlington, MA. If you wish to attend, please go here. We are charging 22 dollars for this event plus … Continue reading

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Homage to the DBA

To my Database Administrator friends… #Parody #Humor “The DBA Rules” sung to the tune of “The Mob Rules” by black sabbath. Oh come on Restrict the database and tell the people that something’s coming to call Performance and slowness are … Continue reading

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Upgrading to SQL 2016 (and 2017) and Windows Server 2016

A lot of engineering work has gone into easing upgrades for SQL Server and Windows at Microsoft. In general, a lot of breaking changes no longer happen especially around the database engine. But what about other components? What about Windows? … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday! Albany July 29, 2017 – Come and learn Databases and BI!

SQL Saturdays are free training events, put on by volunteers who deliver great content to you, the audience, all around Microsoft SQL Server, and surrounding technologies. Continue reading

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