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Four Things PASS gets Right

PASS has taken a lot of heat recently. A few folks have pointed out that you only seem to hear...  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2014/09/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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PASS Votes… A little bit more #passvotes

I am putting up an abnormal Saturday morning blog post in support of the actions taken by the PASS Board...  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2014/09/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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PASS got it right

This morning I received an email (really 3 emails) about an extension for voting for the Board of Directors giving...  Read more...
By Thomas LeBlanc 2014/09/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Reblog: September 19 to September 25

Photo credit – Mike Lynch A good cure to a creepy doll is a good old post that is still useful. In...  Read more...
By StrateSQL 2014/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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PASS Rocks SQL Saturday

I had another piece that looked at some issues with PASS slated for today, but it’s been a tough morning....  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Development, Leadership, Age

While I was at the VMWare HQ getting some amazing training a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to...  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2014/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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People Helping People – Volunteers

Continuing on with things that PASS does well, since I want to be balanced, I wanted to talk about volunteers....  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Friday Followup For September 26, 2014

It’s Friday, time to look back at the most popular RealSQLGuy posts of the week. Because it’s Friday and you’re...  Read more...
By Tracy McKibben 2014/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Re-Indexing – The quest of ultimate automation

In this session, Prakash will walk you through design considerations, accompanied with a script demo using PowerShell to generate a...  Read more...
By Prakash Heda 2014/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Wait Statistics #4 LCK_M_xx

In the 4th article of the Wait Statistics series we will dive into LCK_M_xx waits. This is another wait type...  Read more...
By Enrico van de Laar 2014/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Why I’m Only Casting One Vote This Year in the PASS Election

First, a reminder/disclaimer that I am serving on the PASS NomCom this year. The four candidates in the election are...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Four Big Things PASS Could Do Next Year

Here’s my wish list: Fix the membership problem. One voter, one vote. That’s what we want. The current hack of requiring...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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The BaCON Debacle, or Who’s Mike?

Who is Mike in the business intelligence/analytics world? Is it Mike White? If it is, he’s the guy I call for...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 47

Notes: We sent out a final you haven’t paid for lunch reminder on Wed, asked for a reply if they were...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Convert UK Postcode to Latitude/Longitude/Northing/Easting using SQL CLR

Just a quick post this time. I had a requirement to convert a small number of UK based postcodes to...  Read more...
By Arthur Olcot 2014/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Presto Chango

About six months ago, I wrote a post reviewing a book titled The Phoenix Project. In that post, I compared...  Read more...
By Tracy McKibben 2014/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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SQL Server 2014 Cardinality Estimator

SQL Server 2014 Cardinality Estimator The SQL Server 2014 cardinality estimator has been improved to increase the quality of SQL Server query...  Read more...
By Derek Wilson 2014/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Taking control of the ‘sa’ account for SQL Server 2012

As a DBA, it is perfectly normal to forget your password from time to time. No need to hold your breath...  Read more...
By CarlaAbanes 2014/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Why Have a Nom Com?

I don’t want to get too deeply involved in the complaints and struggles of PASS, but I also want to...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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#PASSVOTE 2014

Hello Dear Reader!  The PASS Board of Director elections are upon us again.  We have 3 spots open and 4...  Read more...
By SQLBalls 2014/09/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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