Happy SQL Monitor to all

The competition to win an iPad with SQL Monitor ends today, with Brent Ozar, Grant Fritchey and Steve Jones due to announce 10 winners each on Monday 20th December.

We have no idea who they’ll choose as the winners, but we’ve enjoyed reading all the entries, and one in particular brought a big smile to our faces. Greg Larsen composed an entertaining poem based on the classic ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’.

It begins:

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the farm
All the servers where humming, not causing a harm.
The SQL machines were manage with care,
In hopes that SQL Monitor would soon be there.

The programmers were nestled all snug in their load
While visions of T-SQL danced in their code.
And the Network Admin in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a short winter’s day nap.

When out on the floor there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the desk to see what was the matter.
Up from my chair I flew like a flash,
Tore down the hall assuming a crash…

You can read the full poem at SQL Server Central

Thanks Greg! And thanks to everyone who has joined in the competitions – there’s still time to enter – good luck!

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