Archives: November 2009
A new feature of SQL Server 2008 is Table-valued parameters (TVP). This feature will allow Developers and DBAs to pass tables as parameters to stored procedures. You cannot pass a variable table or temp table, you can only pass a Table Type, which is an alias data type or a… Read more
I’ve always thought that you should invest where you can. Make a little effort now that will pay back later, in life and in your job.
There are Six main conversations taking place now:
- Low cost computing in the enterprise. Maximize the efficiency of your IT (Server management, Desktop Management), Use technology to lower the cost of business (UC), Take advantage of technology delivery information.
- Business Insights. Solve the main two problems that BI…
Yesterday in Part 1 I wrote about opening doors – the art of showing others what is possible within the context of your own experience. Today, let’s take a deeper look at that idea.
The problem with opening doors is that for most people, they have to be in the… Read more
PCLab.pl has an interesting review and benchmarks of a 3.07GHz Westmere-EP processor (which is the six-core, 32nm successor to the Xeon 5500 series, Nehalem-EP processor). This unit has six cores, and hyper-threading for a total of 12 cores per physical processor. The L3 cache is bumped up to 12MB. This… Read more
Anybody who has talked with me about replication or heard me present about it knows that I recommend using a dedicated remote distributor for anything beyond light replication workloads. Unfortunately neither SSMS nor Replication Monitor provide an easy "one view to rule them all" way at the distributor (or anywhere… Read more
If you have a medium to large database in SQL Server, with lots of stored procedures, functions or views, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of whether you have used certain options (such as RECOMPILE). The queries below show some different things you can discover by querying sys.sql_modules… Read more
Sorry, I’ve been travelling for three weeks and, except for the posts around the PASS Summit, I’ve been blogging very intermittently. I’m back in town, all travel done. The posts will pick up from this point forward.
Many times when I'm teaching a class or working with a group, they express frustration at the load time for SSMS or BIDS.
This is easily optimized by Using the NoSplash Command.
All you need to do is Right Click on the application for either BIDS or SSMS and select… Read more
Hey there Gang !
Most of you probably know Jamie Thompson has move his blog over to SQLBlog.com. This is worth noting since Jamie is always a great source for SSIS and BI info. I wanted to share a post of his that provides a script method for clearing your… Read more
My presentation and sample files from SQLSaturday in Orlando are now online for you to download. Check them out at SQLSaturday.com. Thank to all who attended and have emailed me questions about tuning your own SSAS environments. Check them out at SQLSAturday.com
I can’t wait until Feb 27 when Code Camp is right in my backyard! I just submitted my session for Intro to SQL Server Analysis Services and Hopefully it will get put on the schedule. The guys in SF always put on a great event ! See you there ! Read more
I am not about to get into a theoretical discussion of whether certifications will benefit you in your career. I am a firm believer that this follows the rule of “it depends”. However if you’re a professional in a field, whether plumbing or technology, certification is a good way to… Read more
Everyone likes to get a project done, but many times in our rush to deploy we bypass some of the things that demonstrate the consistency and usability that give our projects the credibility they need. How many times have you used an application that had weird glitches but the functionality… Read more
One of the most underused features in SSMS is the additional templates that are available for MDX, DMX, and XMLA. Many of you probably use the T-SQL templates to quickly build common statements, but struggle with the syntx for their counterparts in these variation languages.
Fear Not !
My new blog has been centralized at http://www.bidevelopernetwork.com/blogs/AdamJorgensen/. Check it out for all my new updated content. Read more
I haven’t done a car update in some time, and I’d like to get back to them. Surprisingly quite a few of them provoke some amazing reactions from people. Especially when I talk about my Prius.
I don’t think the Prius is for everyone, but it is a great car… Read more
As a speaker, blogger, even a DBA at work it’s hard to know when you’re having a positive impact on someone you know, and often even harder to know when you’ve successfully opened a door for someone – my phrase for when you show someone possibilities that they didn’t realize… Read more
Recently I tried to deploy a report to a Report Server on my laptop, which is running Windows 7 Ultimate. Unfortunately I received the following error:
The permissions granted to user ‘MachineName\SomeUser ‘ are insufficient for performing this operations.
This confused me a bit since my account was an administrator.… Read more
I was introduced to electronics at a very young age. I think I was three when I first started doing the simple stuff with electronics. I started working with computers in 2nd or 3rd grade. I had an assortment of electronic toys like Speak and Spells and other things that… Read more
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Posted in K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security on 23 November 2009