Author Archives: ConfigMgrMVP

Giving Back – T-SQL Tuesday

This month’s topic is giving back to the community, or if you routinely give back, how did you get started? For background information. I’ve been fortunate in many ways to be acknowledged as an MVP, now for about 23 consecutive … Continue reading

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Enhancing WSUS database cleanup performance SQL script

There have been many reports of slow and sluggish clean up and removal of expired updates. An old WSUS database can include 1000’s of updates that need to be removed. Turns out that adding two non-clustered indexes on SUSDB can … Continue reading

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Backup SQL Server to an Azure Storage Account

One of the benefits of backing up SQL Server to Azure, is an immediate “off site” storage solution. Another, is that Azure storage account can be geo-replicated for additional backup copies. There are a few ways to make this work, … Continue reading

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MMS 2018 Sessions

I’m honored to be speaking at MMS, and to have some excellent co-presenters! If you are attending MMS 2018 please take a moment and check out our sessions. Sign up now, and please stop by to say hello! Configuring SQL … Continue reading

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How to apply a SQL Server update for ConfigMgr

This example is used to illustrate applying the latest SQL Cumulative Update to SQL 2016, this CM Site server happens to be running current branch 1710. This same process would be used to update SQL Server with a service pack … Continue reading

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Azure Data Migration Service Review

The Data Migration Service (DMS) is a new Azure service still in preview. DMS will help you migrate existing on-premises SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL databases to Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Database Managed Instance or SQL Server on an … Continue reading

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TSQL2sday #94–SQL Server and PowerShell

T-SQL Tuesday (#tsql2sday), I’ve been absent for a few, figured it was time to jump back in! SQL and PowerShell, what a great combination. First, let me thank the sponsor, you can find his site from the following link. One … Continue reading

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