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Margarita Naumova's life in SQL

  • Error when applying Service Pack

    You should be carefull when apllying changes to the producion system. This is especially true for applying Service Packs. The main steps before patching SQL Server are: Backup all the user and system databases (with checking integrity of the backup...
  • Back in SQL Life

    Hi again and sorry for such a long pause from blogging. During the past year I was focused on things with highest priorities only, including SQL User Group Meetings and some important trainings for my customers. It was a year of stress and fears about...
  • Inside Hash and Sort Warnings

    Recently I dove into Query Performance and troubleshooting topic. I delivered a couple of 400+ Performance and Tuning Workshops as part of my SQL Master Academy Training Initiative. All of those very intensive and incredibly useful workshops focused my...
  • SharePoint 2010 for SQL Server Professionals

    Yesterday we had a regular SQL User Group meeting this time the topic was SharePoint 2010 over SQL Server. And we were 2 Certified Masters presenting the topic (Radi and me ). What to say – it was enjoyable! It was a great experience for me and hopefully...
  • MS Days 2011 site is open for early bird registrations

    Дни на Майкрософт 2011 Ви дава възможност да подобрите уменията си в областта на разработката на модерни софтуерни решения, управлението и гарантирането на сигурността на ИТ инфраструктурата, работата с бази от данни, както и в много други области. За...
  • SQL Denali CTP1 Installation

    Just Installed the Denali CTP1. Some experience shared here. I used iso file and installed the Denali CTP in a Virtual Machine with Windows 2008 Standard, along with SQL Server 2008 Dev Edition with all components installed. There are two requirements...
  • SQL Denali CTP1 Released!

    Another PASS Announcement (it must be a great conference, I am really sorry I couldn't make it): SQL Denali CTP1 released! At last! :) I was so inpatient to share  the new features coming and I hardly kept my mouth shut. The HADR-on features are...
  • SQL Server Masters Certification Changes

    A PASS Announcement for SQL Master Certification and couple of links. Shortly you can reach SQL Master by taking the exams at 9 available certified Prometric Centers Worldwide. You are not required to go to Redmond for a 3 weeks training. You can choose...
  • SQL Server Unplugged Follow Up

    As I promised recently I am following up some questions from the MS Days 2010 SQL Server Unplugged Session.   Q: RBS and FILESTREAM Usage, why using the FILESTREAM/RBS functionality in SharePoint delayed? A: FILESTREAM and RBS are complementary approaches...
  • The Greatest MS Days Ever!

    MS Days has just passed. It has been a great event, actually the greatest one I’ve ever attended as a presenter. And it is not just because of the award I received from Ogi as a recognition for leading the Bulgarian SQL Community (It was very kind, but...
  • My ZDNet Interview

    As probably many of you noticed I was kind of exposed to the public in the past couple of months trough lot of interviews and events. I could say I like it. It is so nice to share your thoughts, your motivation drivers, your path as a person and professional...
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit

    Just received a notification that a new downloadable training for R2 is released. The SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit is ideal for developers who want to understand how to take advantage of the key improvements introduced in SQL...
  • MS Days is coming!

    The most interesting and exciting IT event in the year – Microsoft Days is coming! You can register at the event’s official page and hurry up, the places are limited. This year our colleagues responsible for organizing the event promise a spectacular...
  • Just got the MCM SQL 2008!

    Hi there and sorry for not blogging recently. It has been a tough period with intensive projects and final exams for MCM. And I did it! I am so happy and so proud that I got my Microsoft Certified Master Certification. It is really a certificate and a...
  • The SHRINKDATABASE Evil

    I mentioned in my previous Fragmentation post to not use the SRHINKDATABASE during the maintenance, and to switch off auto-shrink option. Some of you probably believe me and just don’t use it, but some of you wait an explanation and don’t accept advises...
  • Fragmentation – the database performance killer

    Fragmentation is something that we don’t usually pay enough attention but it causes a very large percents of cases with performance degradation. Sometimes it plays a main destructive role for the overall performance of our database. Disk fragmentation...
  • SQL Server 2008 SP1

    Almost a month ago the SQL Server 2008 SP1 was launched. I had a question or some kind of complain that it cannot be installed or it hangs. So I decided to test it. Well, installation was ok, it passed successfully no matter if the instance is stopped...
  • MS Days 2009

    Няма как да пропусна да отбележа този форум, макар и със закъснение. Имах 3 презентации (добре че махнаха четвъртата, понякога не мога да спра устрема си да презентирам и ставам досадна, членовете на юзер групата най-добре знаят :) Реших да експериментирам...
  • От къде започна всичко..

    Съвсем наскоро получих изненадващ подарък-покана, който съвпадна със създаването на този блог. Обичам съвпаденията! Точно когато се чудих от къде да започне ‘Magi’s life in SQL’ дойде една книжка заедно с покана за конференция от Икономическия Университет...
  • Welcome to my new blog!

    Here we go, I have just created a blog! I didn't know that it will take too long for me. My friends often say: What’s going on with you? Why don’t you publish? Well, everything is just on time. I suppose now I know and I feel that there is something...