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SQLSaturday Orlando–A Message From Last Year Revisited

I was doing some work on the marketing for SQLSaturday Orlando and looked back at the messages we sent last...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/07/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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SSC Editorial: What Is the Hardest Feature to Learn About SQL Server?

I wrote What Is the Hardest Feature to Learn About SQL Server? not really knowing what answer to expect. So...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/07/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Reblog: July 11 to July 17

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 2014/07/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Friday Followup For July 18, 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 2014/07/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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SQL Speakers–Will You Accept The Chapter Challenge?

Most SQLSaturday’s do ok when it comes to finding speakers, the results of an incredible speaker mailing list and a...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/07/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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SSC Editorial: Access Disdain

Contrary to the title (by design), Access Disdain is about not automatically hating Access (or it’s users). Clearly Access has...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/07/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Modeling the Agile Data Warehouse with Data Vault – Review

A few months ago I followed an introductory course about the data vault modeling technique for data warehouses at a...  Read more...
By Koen Verbeeck 2014/07/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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How to Check SQL Server Installation Date Time ?

You need to run the following query and it will give you the date of your SQL Server Installation. SELECT @@SERVERNAME...  Read more...
By 2014/07/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Goodbye Microsoft, Hello New Adventure

About two months ago, after 2.5 years, I left Microsoft. Microsoft is an amazing place to work for. It’s conformable, balanced,...  Read more...
By Matan_Yungman 2014/07/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Execution Plan Details

I wouldn’t say it’s common knowledge that you should look at execution plans when tuning queries, but it’s not exactly...  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2014/07/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Remembering Reed Jacobson

I just received some bad news and found out that a friend passed away today.  Reed Jacobson was one of...  Read more...
By pturley 2014/07/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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IT books that should be on your shelf

I have a lot of books on my shelves dealing with business intelligence, data warehousing, master data management, and consulting....  Read more...
By 2014/07/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Presentation to the Baltimore SQL Group on July 15, 2014

I did an online presentation about PCI and Credit Card Security for BSSUG last night and it went pretty well,...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/07/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 23

Here’s the latest update on our registrations. We’re still ahead of all our previous events, that’s good, and we’re 2...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/07/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Understanding Analysis Services Relationships using Dimension Usage

As a part of designing an Analysis Services cube you must define how each dimension is related to each measure...  Read more...
By Devin Knight 2014/07/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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PASS SQL Saturday Events: August 2014

PASS SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Please...  Read more...
By 2014/07/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Building the SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 22

Had our second planning meeting, still trying to complete the email template and realized we had not clearly defined two...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/07/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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What does it mean that a value is NULL?

Let’s start by assuming that ANSI_NULLS are ON. If you aren’t sure what ANSI_NULLS are exactly, don’t worry, I’ll be...  Read more...
By Kenneth Fisher 2014/07/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Merge csv files – quick PowerShell snippet

During a bit of work I’ve been doing this evening for SQLRelay 2014 I used something I have in my arsenal...  Read more...
By Chris Taylor 2014/07/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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Murder In Denver

I am about to set sail on a new venture with my next official whistle stop.  This year has been...  Read more...
By Jason Brimhall 2014/07/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral Blogs | Category: blogs
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