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Richard Douglas

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.
A Million Little Things: Ending the Blame Game

A Million Little Things: Ending the Blame Game

Spending too much time determining who and what is at fault for poor database performance? Richard Douglas shares how SentryOne can help you to end the blame game and bring teams and organizations together faster to resolve performance problems before they affect the reputations of you and your company.

A Million Little Things: Global Baselines

A Million Little Things: Global Baselines

Utilizing global baselines provides a fantastic way of ensuring optimal performance when migrating data from on-premises to the cloud. Learn more about how global baselines can help your business be more proactive.

A Million Little Things: Last Value

A Million Little Things: Last Value

Richard Douglas continues his "Million Little Things" blog series by discussing the benefits of the Last Value feature in SentryOne Advisory Conditions.

A Million Little Things: Strive for Greater Efficiency

A Million Little Things: Strive for Greater Efficiency

Richard Douglas delivers a new blog series designed to help users and evaluators gain greater productivity through the SentryOne data performance management products.

SQLBits: Is there an Echo in here?

SQLBits: Is there an Echo in here?

Richard Douglas (@SQLRich) describes our sessions at SQLBits, and explains why you should visit our booth for your chance to win an Amazon Echo!

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!