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SQL Server Video - Tricks to play on your DBA - 1

By:   |   Updated: 2014-08-20   |   Comments (3)   |   Related: 1 | 2 | More > Database Administration


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Sometimes we get a bit bored at work and need something to lighten the mood.  Ever thought about playing some tricks on your DBAs or Developers?  In this video tip, Aaron Bertrand shows us a little trick that you can play to have some fun with your team.  Watch the video and have some fun.

Key Learning Items
  • Work isn't always just about work
  • A database name is just a database name or is it

Last Updated: 2014-08-20

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MSSQLTips author Aaron Bertrand Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) is a Product Manager at SentryOne, with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. He is editor-in-chief of the performance-related blog, SQLPerformance.com, and serves as a community moderator for the Database Administrators Stack Exchange.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 9:49:09 AM - Jim Murphy Back To Top

Why or why have I never thought to do this before?!?

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 9:22:17 AM - Steven howes Back To Top

I wish there was annother DBA here so I could try this one out. 

Here's a trick we played on someone last week.   If they leave their machine unlocked, and have three monitors, swtitch the outer monitors.  Left -> right and right -> left.  It's simple and fast, and annoying as hell until they figure it out.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:10:17 PM - Sumeet Back To Top


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