This is in no way an advertisement for Microsoft Services but I must admit this week was a great learning experience for me. It made me realize that I know less about SQL Server than I thought and made me doubt myself a bit :(. SQL Representative showed me a few tools like syscompare, sqlnexus and PAL. These tools helped me tie all the information I needed for performance tuning together and packaged this information in a beautiful report that you may submit to managers. If your shop has a contract with Microsoft and your SQL Servers do not perform as well as they should be, definitely seek these services. Download SQLRAP Datasheet here.
I've been an avid user of VirtualBox for a long time! Much of what I've learned in my career had something to do with VirtualBox. I do all my testing and new tutorials in VirtualBox, I use Hortonworks Sandbox VirtualBox image for my work. This is probably not a new feature but it is definitely new to me because I just noticed it, VirtualBox has an option to run in different modes, at least from the GUI perspective. I know there's a lot of untapped potential in using the VBox CLI but I haven't had much need for it yet. Back to the topic, you can now launch your VMs in headless and detached modes right from the GUI! Usually, when I launch a VM in normal way, the VM window just hangs there and is pretty annoying. I prefer to SSH to a running VM from a console instead of using the VM window. Now I can launch a VM in headless mode and it's business as usual. No extra windows, and I bet the memory toll on my machine is also smaller. When you click on start your VM, you no
Hey all, my new favorite multi-protocol IM client is soon to become a multi-platform client. It is still in beta and they're already rolling out a client for the other two platforms. It is a great news to me because I literally fell in love with Digsby on Windows and every time I find myself using Kopete or Pidgin on Linux I yearn for Digsby. It is just so great at what it does. Hope the Linux client is not crippled and offers just as many features as Windows. Sign up for notification here . p.s. Ars did a nice and simple review of Digsby here . Talk to you soon.