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How to Grow a Team from 1 to 100

How to Grow a Team from 1 to 100

By Penny Garbus, President Soaring Eagle Yesterday it felt like we were two people hacking away at a software product, while selling, consulting and doing the bookkeeping. Today we are getting ready to hire a few people a month and grow our staff quickly. How the heck do we get ready for all these people […]

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Identifying Talent in Your Team

Penny Garbus, President Soaring Eagle One of the best ways to get your team mates to be dedicated to you is to see what human and technical characteristics that they instill and then take advantage of those specialties. Some people love to write, and are very good at documentation, taking a complicated idea and breaking […]

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SQL 2019 INSTALLATION

SQL 2019 Installation: Tips & Tricks

By Maninder Sing, Principal Consultant SQL Server 2019 has made available 2 core features during the installation(Among a few other like SSIS Scale out which was also available in SQL 2017 ) The 2 Core features available during the installation are Memory settings and MAXDOP settings. I personally believe this is a excellent thing to […]

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Automating SQL Server Installation

By Rohit Khadka, Sr. Database Administrator As a Production DBA, I have had the opportunity to do an upgrade/migration from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2016. During the process, I realized that installing a new SQL Server on 20-30 servers in a short time was going to be challenging and monotonous. Going through the […]

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Project Leadership 102

Project Leadership 102

Penny Garbus, President Soaring Eagle Continued from Project Leadership 101 A solid project leader is great at motivating the team. This person’s human quality must be energy, dedication and excitement for the project, because if the leader thinks the project has no importance or value to the entity then the rest of the team will […]

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The Usefulness of a Little R in SQL

Work smarter: Little R

By Rohit Khadka, Sr. Database Administrator At some point of our DBA career, we all have had an opportunity to run a set of scripts one by one for each instance until your fingers and mouse gave up. Then, we came back to work next day with a bandage wrapped around our fingers and continue […]

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Project Leadership 101

Project Leadership 101

Penny Garbus, President Soaring Eagle A good project leader knows the software that they need to use for managing project TEAMS, including MICROSOFT PROJECTS, AZURE DEV OPS, Trello, Slack to name a few tools. However, a FABULOUS Project Leader COMMUNICATES upward and outward. Everyone in the chain that has a stake hold in the project […]

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SQL Server and PowerShell Automation – DBATools

SQL & PowerShell

By Rohit Khadka, Sr. Database Administrator Many of us – Production DBAs, at some of our career have had to work with PowerShell to perform operations outside of SQL Server. Sometimes, this task can be a bit intimidating considering that it wasn’t really part of the job description (let’s just admit that we didn’t read […]

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