Month: July 2014

Database Mail … and then the SMTP Server changed

The database I inherited when I started my current job sends out lots of mails. It does so using Database Mail, and it has lots of mail accounts and mail profiles defined. I know that several of those profiles are used, I suspect that some are not, and I have no idea about the rest – one day I will find the time to clean up, but so far there have always been more pressing matters to attend to. But today the mail administrator told me that due to a change in architecture, SQL Server had to start using a…

PASS Summit Abstract Feedback

Last week, Adam posted the feedback he received from PASS on the abstracts he had submitted for the PASS Summit 2014. I was very happy he did – not only because the post itself was a good read, but also because I had not seen the PASS announcement on making the feedback available (I did see it in a PASS community mail a few days later, though). I can imagine that not everyone will want to see this feedback, but I do. I love harsh criticism, as long as it’s fair – that’s how I can learn and improve. (The…
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