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I am a Microsoft Certified Master, a SQL Server MVP, a VMWare vExpert, and also a Microsoft Certified Trainer. I have over 15 years experience in the IT industry in various roles such as programmer, developer, analyst, and database administration.

You can find out more info about me at my blog: http://thomaslarock.com/resume/

I'm the author of DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA and have participated in the technical review of several other books.

Currently I am a Head Geek for SolarWinds, makers of the Database Performance Analyzer database monitoring tool for SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, and DB2. This role allows for me to work with a variety of customers to help solve questions regarding database performance tuning and virtualization.


Aug
28
comment How I can monitor SQL Server 2012 databases to determine the security privileges that are called by different processes
Have you looked at using SQL Server Audit for this yet?
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Derive daily delta from total daily counts? Tsql
Jul
24
comment Sql Server data files in Windows Azure
Have you seen this link yet? msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn133149.aspx
Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Update the other columns which are for to have minimum of other 2 columns , difference between 2 columns , and others
Jul
24
answered Use GUID as primary key in Azure?
Jul
24
comment SQL Server 2014 Install Not Creating Default Instance
Check the setup log files for errors: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143702.aspx
Jul
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Master-master Replication with 3 Nodes
Jun
30
answered Is it always faster to create indexes after loading data?
Jun
24
comment SQL Server Database Audit
Is it possible that the user John is mapped to the dbo schema?
Mar
28
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
25
comment Sql Server Standard VS Enterprise
Can you share the execution plans for each test?
Mar
6
comment SQL-Server Custom Database Role
Can you post your exact code?
Mar
3
answered DB2 SUM / INNER JOIN question
Jan
29
answered Does RAM taken up Shared Memory connection counts against Max Server Memory?
Jan
10
awarded  Yearling
Dec
30
comment Setting Audit Events in SQL Server 2012
Did you want to use a server trace for auditing? Or were you asking to use SQL Server Audit?
Dec
30
answered Access 2003 (SQL Server 2000) migration to SQL Azure
Dec
30
answered Stop and Start the Instance In a Job
Dec
18
comment Memory is not released after the execution stored procedure followed by a process end
Which database platform is this question for?