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  1. Calling for SQL Saturday Boston BI 2017 Precons #sqlsatbostonbi


    March 1, 2017 by Mike Hillwig

    It’s hard to believe that while we were putting the final touches on SQL Saturday #585 Boston, we were also …
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  2. Human Factors of a DR Test


    April 29, 2015 by Mike Hillwig

    I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that everyone does a regular disaster recovery test. You DO …
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  3. My Windows SysAdmin Team: A Key to my Success


    March 5, 2015 by Mike Hillwig

    DBAs have a natural conflict with developers. I like to think of it as the battle between good and evil. …
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  4. I’m an MVP


    October 1, 2014 by Mike Hillwig

    Today, I got word that Microsoft has named me into their Most Valuable Professionals program. While I’m completely honored, humbled, …
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  5. Checking for MIN and MAX RAM on VMWare-based Servers


    November 26, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    I had an incident come across my desk the other day that was rather odd. We had an application that …
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  6. Here we go again! #sqlsat262


    July 26, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    I’m incredibly excited right now. SQL PASS has just announced that SQL Saturday #262 Boston 2014 will be held on …
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  7. August and September Events #sqlsat235 #sqlsat232


    July 19, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    SQL Saturday season is starting, and I will be at two upcoming events. On August 17, I will be presenting …
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  8. Do Not Enable AUTO_SHRINK


    June 5, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    I was looking at syntax of DBCC SHRINKDATBASE today and came across a little gem. Yes, I’m shrinking. I’m also …
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  9. SQL Saturday Boston #sqlsat203 Lessons Learned


    April 30, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    Our event was pretty successful.And we learned a lot along the way. Here are a few lessons we certainly learned. …
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  10. SQL Saturday Boston: Ask the Experts #sqlsat203


    April 29, 2013 by Mike Hillwig

    One of the challenges with our venue is that we don’t really have anywhere for people to sit down and …
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