A Million Little Things: Strive for Greater Efficiency
OK, so a million is a little bit of an exaggeration, but there are tons of cool features inside our SentryOne solutions that I find a lot of our customers and evaluators don't know exist. That has to stop and stop now! With this in mind, I thought I would start a series on tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your SentryOne investment. Throughout the series, I will cover tips and tricks across the entire portfolio of products to help you strive for greater efficiency.
Everything we do should ideally be driven by some kind of goal. My goal for this series is to save you time and effort. There is, however, an inherent problem with this -- free time creates a vacuum; something has to fill it. This raises an opportunity for a sub-goal. Use this time wisely to help further your career by visiting SQLPerformance.com and learning a lot more about how SQL Server works internally. Doing so, in time, can save you even more time.
Again, this time savings creates a vacuum. You might see this spiraling out of control into an ever-increasing drive to greater efficiency and time savings. When you feel yourself getting out of control, stop and take a minute. Compose yourself, and search for a Last Week with John Oliver video on YouTube.
Disclaimer: I do not advise watching YouTube during your working hours, as it may land you in trouble. Depending on your work environment, it may be safe to watch during your lunch break, which you have managed to save by utilizing these tips, or possibly use the time you would usually have spent on call having implemented best practices.
If you are evaluating SentryOne right now, feel free to book an online meeting with myself or one of the other Sales Engineers, who will be able to provide you with a deep dive into the solutions to help you gain more insight into the health of your environment. You can book your demo here.
Richard (@SQLRich) is a Principal Solutions Engineer at SentryOne, specializing in our SQL Server portfolio offering in EMEA. He has worked with SQL Server since version 7.0 in various developer and DBA roles and holds a number of Microsoft certifications. Richard is a keen member of the SQL Server community; previously he ran a PASS Chapter in the UK and served on the organizing committee for SQLRelay.