Archives: October 2012
This is just a quickie post to answer a question on how to loop through multiple servers in SSIS. There are a lot of options I’m not going to go into here due to lack of time. If someone expresses interest I’ll try to do a more detailed post later. Read more
Well, if so – I have the treat for you, today Apress releases a new book that provides a cover all book of wisdom on SQL Server. The book is described as:
Expert SQL Server Practices…
Happy Halloween everyone!
I’m stoked that the SQL PASS Summit is just one week from now! You are already registered, have your flights and hotel booked, and amped, right? The sessions are going to be incredible. The camaraderie will be life-changing. The weather might be damp! Plus, House of… Read more
Let’s talk some more about the basic keyboard. I’m really surprised at how well it works. But, it’s absolutely going to take some getting used to. Here’s some typing I did as a test to see where I missed keys, etc.;
Once upon a midngith dreary while I pondered weak…
Actually I’m not sure if anyone still believes this anymore. If you read the BOL description carefully it states that truncate de-allocates the pages rather than deleting the rows – meaning only the de-allocations are logged – resulting in far fewer log records. Incidentally this is also why the truncate… Read more
I finally pulled my finger out and took the last exam of the MCSE SQL Server 2012 – Data Platform certification last week and passed with a score of 876 which is pretty respectable in my opinion ;)
The exam consisted of 3 sections:
Oh, dear! One more week until this year’s PASS Summit. If you haven’t registered yet, you’re really cutting it close. It’s really easy to do, click on the banner below and enter some information about you and your finances – invest in your career by just typing in a… Read more
SQL Server 2012 has many new Business Intelligence (BI) features and enhancements. Here are my top 12, in order of importance:
- Power View. A fun, visual, and powerful drag-and-drop ad-hoc reporting tool. It is a web-based end-user BI tool based on Silverlight. See SQL Server 2012 (“Denali”): Power…
This post is part of a blog series which focuses on translating compatibility views in SQL Server to their respective dynamic management objects. You can find a list of all of the deprecated views in the introduction post.
Why do some things have to be so hard?
I have been asking myself that question for the better part of two weeks as I wrestle with SSIS 2008 R2 and getting data out of Oracle and into SQL Server.
It’s like the shell game, only with drivers.
I love the SQL Community because it usually is a great environment to connect, share and learn. With that said, I am noticing that we can do a much better job with helping the people who share, learn how to share better. For every single, Grant Fritchey, Thomas LaRock Read more
Thanks to all who attended my webinar last Thursday on Building Dynamic Cube Reports. You can find my code
There are several reports in here that step you through the changes I made throughout the webinar.
Also, look for my upcoming SSRS Master Classes that will… Read more
Still 18 days to go for my session on Transaction Log Internals for Chennai SQL Server User Group (17-Nov).
While seeing below two worlds best presentations on this topics, I wonder what more I could add for my one hour session.
1. Paul Randals Transaction Log Internals Maintenance (MCM Readiness Videos)
Here are a couple of quick database and table level queries that I have found useful lately.
How many rows in each table of a database?
The first temptation with this one was to use something like sp_MSforeachtable with a count(*), until I recalled that the catalog view sys.indexes has… Read more
Last Friday, pretty much on impulse, I decided to go to the Microsoft Store in the Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, Colorado at 8AM to see what kind of line they had for the new Microsoft Surface RT. This is a relatively new, attractive mall that is only… Read more