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    • 20 Jan 2017

    It’s OFFICIAL. TAPE IS DEAD!

    THIS JUST IN!!! It’s finally official! TAPE IS DEAD! When I meet with customers they ask me the same question. How do I get rid of tape? They don’t want to manage the day-to-day life with tape. Worrying about cleaning the tape drives and keeping track of the labels and where the tapes go. But they do like the cost of tape. It’s very budget friendly. So once again… How do I get rid of tape? Rapid...
    • 20 Jan 2017

    "Sorry, you're just not my type." - Change Data Types Between Databases

    “Sorry, you're just not my type.” The one sentence, no one ever wants to hear, after the first date with someone you thought you had a made a great connection with. The sudden empty feeling in your stomach and the emotional letdown fr...
    • 20 Jan 2017

    What was my Database Waiting on Overnight?

    The data that we get in Foglight Performance Investigator for SQL Server and Oracle is shown on the default dashboards to provide actionable insights. But sometimes you want to get a bit more granular. There was a report in the deprecated Performance Analysis that showed wait events broken down by hour. A customer recently asked me to duplicate the report using the Performance Investigator data. There is a manual...
    • 19 Jan 2017

    Your 2017 Priority – Optimize AD for Office 365

    Does your 2017 IT “To Do List” include a Microsoft Office 365 migration? If you’re preparing for a move to the cloud, you’ve probably realized that most Office 365 deployments feature synchronization between an on-premises Active Directory environment with Azure Active Directory, particularly if moving from a traditional Microsoft platform. A hybrid Active Directory environment is extremely common...
    • 19 Jan 2017

    Similar Solutions and Customer Conversations: Spotlight and Foglight

    I normally write about specific aspects of the solutions that I support, but I thought I'd try something a little different today. For those of you that don't know, I'm a sales engineer supporting Quest's Database Performance Monitoring portfolio. For people concerned about SQL Server performance, there are two similar solutions within this portfolio: Spotlight On SQL Server Enterprise and Foglight . When...