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Melissa Connors

Melissa (@MelikaNoKaOi) is the Special Projects Lead at SentryOne, where she focuses primarily on performance testing and analysis of the SentryOne platform as well as its integration with other technologies, such as SQL Server features and virtual environments. Melissa has over a decade of experience with SQL Server through software performance testing, application development, and technical support. She is also the chapter leader for Maine PASS (@MainePASS).
I'm Speaking at SQL Saturday Edmonton #SQLSat594

I'm Speaking at SQL Saturday Edmonton #SQLSat594

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) discusses her upcoming trip to speak at SQL Saturday Edmonton and provides links to Data Compression posts and slides.

Visualizing Data Compression: See it for Yourself

Visualizing Data Compression: See it for Yourself

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) explains how visualizing data compression (through DBCC PAGE) helps you better understand SQL Server compression methods.

My First PowerShell : A Simple Story with Dramatic Flair

My First PowerShell : A Simple Story with Dramatic Flair

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) walks through and discusses lessons learned from her first PowerShell script, which restarts a range of remote computers.

Visual Studio : Resolving the LoadGeneratorLocationError

Visual Studio : Resolving the LoadGeneratorLocationError

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) walks through a workaround for the LoadGeneratorLocationError logged in locally executed Visual Studio Load Tests.

Event Log Management Tools in SentryOne

Event Log Management Tools in SentryOne

Melissa Connors (MelikaNoKaOi) walks through some key features of the event log management tools in SentryOne for Windows Event Logs as well as SQL Server.

When Does it Pay for a DBA to Have an Associate Degree?

When Does it Pay for a DBA to Have an Associate Degree?

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) slices the data from Brent Ozar's 2017 Data Professional Salary Survey for Microsoft SQL Server professionals.

T-SQL Tuesday #86 : Sorting a Stacked Chart

T-SQL Tuesday #86 : Sorting a Stacked Chart

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) wonders why she can't sort items in a Power BI Stacked Chart in a post for this month's T-SQL Tuesday about Connect items.

It's 2017; What Am I Doing With My Life?

It's 2017; What Am I Doing With My Life?

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) reflects on personal and career goals accomplished in 2016 and discusses what's next in goals for 2017.

Advisory Conditions : Available Actions

Advisory Conditions : Available Actions

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) shows you how to implement all of the Available Actions for Alerts on SentryOne Advisory Conditions.

Custom Conditions: Trigger Threshold

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) explains when you should set a Trigger Threshold value on a Custom Condition and demonstrates a use case.

#EntryLevel : Compression & Data Types

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) walks through the basics of when SQL Server data will benefit from compression and illustrates cases when it will not.

New Custom Conditions Pack (July 2016)

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) tells you what's new in the latest SQL Sentry Custom Conditions Pack for more intelligent SQL Server altering.

Trust Issues Hurting Database Performance?

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) discusses locating & resolving SQL Server database trust issues (check constraints & foreign keys).

T-SQL Tuesday #080 : DBCC CLONEDATABASE

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) takes a look at the new DBCC CLONEDATABASE command in SQL Server 2014 SP2 in this T-SQL Tuesday post.

SQL Sentry Custom Conditions for VMware

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) describes the VMware-specific custom conditions and their use cases in right-sizing your virtual environments.