SQL Server Agent Job Ownership
Produced: 25/01/2015 19:57:00
I’ve come across a few issues recently with regard to the ownership of SQL Server Agent jobs which caused some scheduled tasks to fail and therefore critical maintenance tasks weren’t carried out. Therefore I thought I would share my thoughts on Job Ownership.

CTEs - Formatting Not Performance
Produced: 18/01/2015 19:13:00
I was reading a forum the other day in which someone was asking whether they would be better off changing their code to use CTEs for performance gains. I was surprised by the amount of responses by people thinking that CTEs are a performance tool.

Database Consistency Checks
Produced: 11/01/2015 19:27:00
This is vital to the health and safety of your data and databases. Running regular consistency checks will allow you to spot any corruption within your database at any and all levels. Nearly all databases will have some element of corruption at some time or other and therefore you need to be prepared.

Critical Alerting Costs Nothing
Produced: 04/01/2015 09:53:00
I’ve yet to come across a SQL Server which actually makes use of some of the free alerts which SQL Server will hand you if you let it. These are alerts which are already logged inside of SQL Server and are just waiting for you to set up some notifications around them.