ScaryDBA Blog Reboot

Misc
After all the conversations at FreeCon last week (more on that later, when I've assimilated it better), I finally decided to make some changes. The list of things I'm hitting is extremely long, but I'm going to be going through them a few at a time. First, and easiest, was getting moved off the WordPress domain to my own, hosted, domain. You're seeing the results. This is the new ScaryDBA blog. I suspect the theme may change once or twice over the next week, but basically, all the functionality that has been added, better feeds, conversation tracking, other stuff, will remain. Thank you for visiting in the past. I intend to provide you with plent of reasons to visit in the future.
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Red Gate’s SQL Prompt Enhanced

Tools
I've been using Red Gate products for years and I've turned into a bit of a cheerleader for them. I can't help it. They have good products.¬† One of the tools that I've been using for a while (truth told since before it was owned by Red Gate) is SQL Prompt. A new¬†version, 3.8, has recently been released. I've been using for a few days now. It really is an improvement over the previous version. I haven't done system measurements or anything, but it feels faster. It's picked up the schema's from the systems I normally access quite well. It failed when I put it against the SCOM data mart, but so did the prior version. There are quite a few cosmetic enhancements. Some of the pop-ups look a bit…
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