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Archives: January 2007

Tools: ApexSQL Edit wins SQL Server Editor's Choice award

I meant to blog on this last month but work has been just a touch short of insane. I like to keep up in the tools category for SQL Server because you never know when a tool will prove so valuable. In any case, ApexSQL Edit won the SQL Server…

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For those just starting out with SSIS

Having cut my teeth on SQL Server 2000, I had some (but not a lot) of DTS experience.  Recently I found myself presented with a massive ETL project, and found a perfect opportunity to get started with SQL Server Integration Services.

With the help of a couple of great books… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 30 January 2007

Midlands PASS February Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 1, 2007, at 6:30 PM. It'll be at the Training Concepts facility once again. With respect to swag, I have the following Microsoft Press SQL Server books to give out. We'll do the standard drawing to award the books. 

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Jim Gray Missing

    Jim Gray is missing at sea. A sad day for database professionals and Mr. Gray's family. He is reporting missing after going out in his sailboat. Having done some sailing myself, I know this is a bad scene and I hope that it;s just some malfunction of equipment…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 30 January 2007

Why I ended up getting a Zune

I've been looking at getting an MP3 player for a while now because I want to make better use of my time, especially as I go to and from work. When the Zune was announced I looked at the specifications and was interested, but I had decided I wasn't going…

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Midlands PASS February Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 1, 2007, at 6:30 PM. It'll be at the Training Concepts facility once again. With respect to swag, I have three Microsoft Press SQL Server books to give out. We'll do the standard drawing to award the books.
 
I'd…

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New Review: NGS Software's Typhon III

I recently had the opportunity to review NGS Software's updated Typhon III general vulnerability scanner. I had previously reviewed it two years ago and was impressed with the product then. The updated version has some nice, new features. You can read my review here: A Review of Typhon III.…

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It's Been a Long Time

    It's been quite awhile since I blogged here. Actually I'm slightly regretting that I set up this blog. I have a  personal blog and along with my editorial and article commitments, it's tough to find time to write about SQL Server here. As a writer, I know how hard…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 13 January 2007

Adding value to our organizations

Sean McCown writes in the latest Database Underground about how DBAs should try and make things better for users of an organization. I think Sean hits upon an important point not just for DBAs but for all IT workers. Too often IT is seen as a cost center, an…

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Most humorous line I've read in a while

This is from Michael Kaplan's blog over at MDSN. He was writing about the power outage that affected the Northwest back in December and starting a fire. The line:

Oh well, they say if you teach a man to light a fire he'll be warm for a day, but if… Read more

Shared Items on Google Reader

I read through a lot of blogs each day in a variety of technology categories. I've always fashioned myself as a jack-of-all-trades and that helps me a great deal with my current position. However, it does mean consuming a lot of feeds to try and stay up in all the…

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Midlands PASS January 2007 Meeting Minutes

January 4, 2007 Meeting Minutes:
 
Members in Attendance: 15
Next Meeting Date: February 1, 2007
 
Job Board:
 
I had a consulting firm contact me since they found out that there was now a PASS chapter in existence for the SC area. They wanted to know if we…

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