About

Bill Graziano is a Kansas City-based SQL Server consultant. He provides performance tuning and part-time DBA services. Bill is a SQL Server MVP and serves on the Board of Directors of The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). Bill is a regular presenter on SQL Server topics at conferences and…

Almost a week with Ask SQLTeam

I launched the updated Ask SQLTeam almost a week ago and I’ve noticed a few interesting things. First, a big thank you to the people answering questions.  As people answer questions and their answers are voted up they get “reputation”.  Right now the top 3 users in terms of…

Announcing the return of Ask SQLTeam

I stared SQLTeam.com nearly ten years ago.  I wanted to build a place where people could learn about SQL Server.  In the early days we had something called "Ask SQLTeam".  People could submit questions and we'd use those to get ideas for articles.  We tried to answer as many…

My apologies for the broken newsletter links

I use a custom application to generate the SQLTeam newsletter each week.  It pulls out the blog posts I’ve flagged during the week and some recent forum posts.  This week I was in the process of making some updates to the software and so I used my shiny new…

Congratulations Derek

I wanted to congratulate Derek Comingore on being named an MVP.  He's a regular blogger here on SQLTeam.com on Business Intelligence topics.  It's great to see community participation acknowledged by Microsoft.…

Crossing a Threshold

If you're reading this post on the actual SQLTeam.com Weblogs homepage you'll notice that the count of posts now says 1,000.  I'm happy to say that 90% of those posts have come from other people.  Three weeks from now is the four year anniversary of starting these blogs.…

Blog at SQLTeam = Earn some cash

If you visit the blogs of Jeff Smith and Mladen Prajdić you'll notice they are now running the same ads as the main site.  They were both running generic Google ads prior to this.  We were able to tweak a SubText skin in order to pull ads from my ad…

Blog Updates

I finally updated the software on this site to the latest SubText build.  That has better software to prevent spam.  I also updated the CAPTCHA to be case-insensitive and deleted over 40,000 pieces of spam from our comments.  I still have a little ways to go on the spam…

Weblog Software Upgraded

I've upgraded the weblog software on the site to SubText.  All the feeds should stay the same.  Most of the blogs will look nicer once the posters choose a new skin.  We should also see less spam on the site.  Please let me know if you find anything broken.…