Tim Ford

Tim Ford
Tim Ford is a Senior Database Administrator with MindBody.

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Tim Ford is a Senior Database Administrator with MindBody in San Luis Obispo, California and is in the process of relocating west to the Pacific Northwest from Michigan. Since 2010 he’s produced Microsoft Data Platform training events branded as SQL Cruise from Alaska to the Caribbean and the Mediterranean at Tech Outbound, an events company specializing in technical training in unconventional locations. His SQL Cruise events take place on cruise ships in the Caribbean, Alaska, and the Mediterranean. Tim also is the Executive VP of Marketing for PASS, the global association for Microsoft data professionals. He also is a contributing author for itprotoday. Tim loves helping people find their true potential through education and building networks between Thought Leaders in various fields and those who are just starting on their careers or struggling to find their footing in established careers. If you’re looking for this sort of experience then check out the next SQL Cruise event taking place this August in Seattle.
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Auditing and Compliance How to find out what SQL Server rights have been granted to the Public role
Auditing and Compliance Identify Orphaned Windows Logins and Groups in SQL Server with sp_validatelogins
Backup Function to Return Default SQL Server Backup Folder
Backup Script to find SQL Server databases without transaction log backups
Backup Script to retrieve SQL Server database backup history and no backups
Backup Using the FORFILES Command to Delete SQL Server Backups
Central Management Servers Run SQL Commands Against Multiple SQL Servers Without CMS
Clustering Balancing Resources for SQL Server Clustering and Consolidation
Clustering Cluster Administrator Application for SQL Server DBAs
Clustering Getting started with SQL Server clustering
Clustering Identifying Windows Volumes on a Clustered SQL Server Instance with the DMVs
Clustering Manually Configure SQL Server Resource Group Ownership in Cluster Administrator
Clustering SQL Server Clustering Active vs Passive
Database Administration Determine Free Space, Consumed Space and Total Space Allocated for SQL Server databases
Database Administration Find SQL Server databases where log file is too large
Database Administration Manage the size of SQL Server Transaction Logs
Database Administration Managing SQL Server Database and Application Metadata
Database Administration SQL Server Third Party Application Requirements Document and Checklist
Database Administration Third Party Application Checklist for SQL Server
Database Mail SQL Server 2005 Database Mail Setup and Configuration Scripts
Dates SQL Server 2008 Date and Time Data Types
Dates SQL Server Date function that determines date range based on weekday
Dates SQL Server function to convert integer date to datetime format
DBA Best Practices SQL Server 2005 Index Best Practices
DBA Best Practices Using Windows Groups for SQL Server Logins as a Best Practice
Disaster Recovery Rebuilding the SQL Server master database (Part 1 of 3)
Disaster Recovery Rebuilding the SQL Server master database (Part 2 of 3)
Disaster Recovery Rebuilding the SQL Server master database (Part 3 of 3)
Dynamic Management Views and Functions Collect and store historical SQL Server performance counter data with DMVs
Dynamic Management Views and Functions Collecting SQL Server performance counter data for trending
Dynamic Management Views and Functions How to Find Keywords in SQL Server Stored Procedures and Functions
Dynamic Management Views and Functions Identify last statement run for a specific SQL Server session
Dynamic Management Views and Functions Session State Settings for Cached SQL Server Query Plans
Dynamic Management Views and Functions SQL Server Performance Counter DMV sys.dm_os_performance_counters
Dynamic Management Views and Functions SQL Server sys.dm_os_wait_stats DMV Queries
Dynamic Management Views and Functions Useful management information from SQL Server DMV sys.dm_os_sys_info
Fragmentation and Index Maintenance SQL Server Index and Statistics Report
Functions System Using the OBJECT_SCHEMA_NAME function to return the SQL Server schema name
Functions User Defined UDF Finding a string value in a SQL Server table
Functions User Defined UDF SQL Server function to determine if all characters are capitalized
Functions User Defined UDF SQL Server UDF to pad a string
Functions User Defined UDF SQL Server user defined function to convert MSDB integer value to time value
Indexing Retaining historical index usage statistics for SQL Server Part 1 of 3
Indexing Retaining historical index usage statistics for SQL Server Part 2 of 3
Indexing Retaining historical index usage statistics for SQL Server Part 3 of 3
Integration Services Execute Package Options Run SSIS using xp_cmdshell in a SQL Server stored procedure
JOIN Tables Handling cross database joins that have different SQL Server collations
Linked Servers How to setup linked servers for SQL Server and Oracle 64 bit client
Locking and Blocking Understanding SQL Server Blocking
Locking and Blocking Understanding SQL Server Locking
Maintenance Execute UPDATE STATISTICS for all SQL Server Databases
Microsoft Access Integration Configure Microsoft Access Linked Tables with a SQL Server Database
Microsoft Access Integration Microsoft Access and SQL Server Integration
Microsoft Access Integration Microsoft Access Pass Through Queries to SQL Server
Microsoft Access Integration Microsoft Access Pass Through Queries to SQL Server in Detail
Microsoft Access Integration Modifying Microsoft Access Linked Tables from SQL Server
Monitoring Collect SQL Server database usage for free space and trending
Monitoring Find Current Running SQL Statement in SQL Server
Monitoring Identify Completion Time for Long Running SQL Server Processes using Dynamic Management Objects
Performance Tuning Analyzing SQL Server Plan Cache Performance Using DMVs
Performance Tuning Trending Buffer Pool Performance Using DMV sys.dm_os_performance_counters
Professional Development Career Planning Vacation for a SQL Server DBA
Professional Development Skills Development SQL Server DBA Telecommuting Tips
Query Plans How to read SQL Server graphical query execution plans
Query Plans SQL Server Query Execution Plans in SQL Server Management Studio
Replication Getting additional error messaging information for SQL Server replication
Reporting Services Configuration SQL Server Reporting Services Configuration Tool
Reporting Services Dynamic Reports SQL Server Reporting Services Conditional Formatting
Reporting Services Installation Adding Reporting Services to an existing SQL Server 2005 installation
Scripts Finding and listing all columns in a SQL Server database with default values
Scripts List columns and attributes for every table in a SQL Server database
Scripts Run same command on all SQL Server databases without cursors
Scripts SQL Server Script to Create Windows Directories
Security Correct the SQL Server Authentication Mode in the Windows Registry
Security Creating a SQL Server proxy account to run xp_cmdshell
Security How to eliminate SQL Server security issue caused by sp_replwritetovarbin
Security Identifying SQL Server logins with overlapping server roles
Security SQL Server 7.0 to 2005 Security Vulnerabilities Could Allow Elevation of Login Privileges
SQL Server Agent Auto notification for failover of a server and restart of SQL Server services
SQL Server Agent Custom job categories to organize your SQL Agent jobs
SQL Server Agent Reassign Job Ownership for All Jobs on All SQL Servers
SQL Server Agent Verbose SQL Server Agent Logging
SQL Server Configurations SQL Server DSN and ODBC Configuration
SQL Server Management Studio Building and customizing SQL Server script templates
SQL Server Management Studio Determine space used for a table using SQL Server Management Studio
SQL Server Management Studio Options for scripting SQL Server database objects
SQL Server Management Studio Configuration Launching a default Project in SQL Server Management Studio
SQL Server Management Studio Configuration SQL Server Management Studio customized startup options
Testing Find, compare and use the same session settings as another SQL Server user
TSQL Differences between SQL Server temporary tables and table variables
TSQL Using INSERT OUTPUT in a SQL Server Transaction
Upgrades and Migrations Transition from MS Access to SQL Server with the Migration Assistant
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