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Richard Douglas

Richard (@SQLRich) is a Sales 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. Richard also blogs at SQL.RichardDouglas.co.uk.
The Feature Matrix and Other Tall Tales

The Feature Matrix and Other Tall Tales

Richard Douglas continues his series on evaluating monitoring tools; in this post, he explains why the feature matrix is a modern fairy tale.

Hello World Tour (the SQL)

Richard Douglas has another busy autumn lined up – read on to see if he'll be presenting SQL Server sessions at an event in your area!

How to Successfully Evaluate a Monitoring Tool

Richard Douglas provides tips and tricks and talks about all the steps you should take to successfully evaluate monitoring software.

10 Critical Signs You Need SQL Server Monitoring

Richard Douglas (@SQLRich) Shares 10 Critical Signs You Need SQL Server Monitoring. Read on to see if these resonate with you!

DBA JumpStart eBook

Richard Douglas shamelessly plugs a community eBook project he and Kevin Kline were involved in to help jumpstart DBAs in their new career.

To Build or To Buy? That Is The Question

Richard Douglas provides his thoughts on the Build vs Buy debate as a DBA monitoring critical Microsoft SQL Server estates.

Enabling verbal alerting through SQL Sentry

Richard Douglas (@SQLRich) shows how to extend SQL Sentry alerting, using Microsoft Office to verbally warn you about threats to your SQL Server environment.

Setting Red Alert

Richard Douglas (@SQLRich) takes a tongue in cheek look at how you could extend Performance Advisor with the Internet of Things to create a real Red Alert scenario.

VMware Workstation : "Internal Error"

Richard Douglas (@SQLRich) provides a quick tip on troubleshooting a less than helpful error message from VMware Workstation.

SQLBits PreCon 2016

After the success of the PreCon session we held at PASS Summit last year, the team have decided to fly over and do one on this side of the pond at SQLBits!

Investigate TempDB Like Sherlock Holmes

Richard Douglas (@SQLRich) shares the slides from his recent session at SQL Saturday Exeter, "Investigate TempDB Like Sherlock Holmes."

The Hello World Tour

Richard Douglas (@SQLRich) talks about his "Hello World" tour, and lists his upcoming community sessions at SQL Relay and PASS Summit.