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I hope you were able to attend my free webinar on Bringing Power BI Q&A to your Organization on April 15 2014. If you weren’t you can now watch the recording here.
Traditionally following a webinar I try to post a quick Q&A session for everything I was not able… Read more
Analytics Platform System (APS) is simply a renaming of the Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW). It is not really a new product, but rather a name change due to a new feature in Appliance Update 1 (AU1) of PDW. That new feature is the ability to have a HDInsight region… Read more
By David Postlethwaite
At my presentation on SQL Server Management Studio at SQL Saturday in Exeter I promised to write some articles on Gethyn’s blog about the bits I didn’t manage to cover.
SQL Server Management Studio will autosave your unsaved query every few minutes so if if your pc…
SQL Server 2014 is deeply integrated with
Windows Microsoft Azure and moving an On-prem database to a Microsoft Azure VM is much easier and seamless now.
This post talks about the journey of a database named “MoveMeToCloud” which is hosted on SQLServer 2014 RTM on-prem instance to a SQL Instance… Read more
At my Filestream/Filetable talk yesterday at SQL Intersection, someone asked me about programmatically adding a file to a Filetable. Easy enough, I thought, since I’d seen someone do this in .NET and was thinking this has to be simple. Turns out it’s not quite so simple.
I was assuming that… Read more
Microsoft just announced a new mechanism for managing your Azure resources, Automation. You can check out the documentation on it here. It’s a mechanism to create runbooks using PowerShell that you can then combine with other runbooks inside a runbook, etc. Let’s check it out. I’m doing everything you… Read more
As of right now, my United account has no flights booked. My Hilton Honors account has no hotel rooms reserved. My National account has no car rentals to pick up.
For now. I suspect things will change soon, but… Read more
Recently Paul Randal had a brief rant on twitter where he complained about the fact that there are no stupid questions. This lead to a discussion on and how experts should and should not react to said questions. I’ve been thinking about what makes up a stupid question and what… Read more
We can create a database simply by typing in the command
create database DB1
We don’t have to provide any other parameters for SSMS to be able to create the database
My Question is from where does SQL get the default values when we create a database without any options?
I wrote a guide about using Git and GitHub for "Windows people".
This is the guide I wish was available when I got started with Git last year.
The guide takes you through everything you need to know to get started with Git and GitHub, and only requires a Windows… Read more
My company, Heraflux Technologies is proud to partner with Yucca Group to sponsor this year’s SQL Saturday Chicago, a free one-day event for SQL Server professionals. The event is being held at DeVry University in Addision, IL, on Saturday, April 26th. For more details and to get registered,… Read more
Cartesian product can be illustrated by a Cartesian square
Most SQL developers are familiar with the concept of CROSS JOIN and Cartesian product. Cartesian product is the result that is produced from a CROSS JOIN.
In Chapter 1 of our book, MDX with SSAS 2012, we’ve devoted a section “Setting a default member of a hierarchy in the MDX script” to show three places where you can set up Default members for hierarchies.
For more information about how to define a default member for… Read more
PASS SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Please note that in order to attend one of these event, you must register. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Most… Read more
For members of the SQL community in Orlando and Chicago you’ve probably heard that Brook Ranne died on March 29, 2014. Brook was part of our group here in Orlando, someone growing into SQL Server and always ready to volunteer, especially at SQLSaturday Orlando and Tampa where she was almost… Read more
As a some of you may already know, I am now offering SQL Server boot camps with the first one being this July in Washington DC. Over the last couple of weeks since I announced this I’ve had a few questions as to why I am offering a boot camp Read more