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Archives: October 2013

Query Tuning in Dallas

Let’s have some fun.

This Friday, November 1, 2013, I’m putting on an all day seminar on query tuning. It’s set up as a pre-conference event for SQL Saturday 255 in Dallas. It’s a 200 level course on understanding how the query optimizer works, the importance of statistics,… Read more

1 comments, 175 reads

Posted in The Scary DBA on 29 October 2013

Startup Weekend Orlando

Startup Weekend comes to Orlando on Nov 22-24, 2013. I haven’t been (and not sure I will make this one) but it looks interesting – starts with pitching ideas and then goes through building out a plan in the course of a weekend.

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0 comments, 294 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 29 October 2013

The times they are a-changin’

This blog post will not be about Bob Dylan, but rather about some professional changes/challenges I’ve been up to lately.

The most important one is my switch to a new employer. After almost 3 years being happily employed at Ordina Belgium, I’ll move to element61 in November. element61 is a…

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10 comments, 259 reads

Posted in Koen Verbeeck on 29 October 2013

The times they are a-changin’

This blog post will not be about Bob Dylan, but rather about some professional changes/challenges I’ve been up to lately.

The most important one is my switch to a new employer. After almost 3 years being happily employed at Ordina Belgium, I’ll move to element61 in November. element61 is a…

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2 comments, 111 reads

Posted in Koen Verbeeck on 29 October 2013

My First Book: SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints

Packt Publishing has published SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints – the book that Mickey Stuewe (b | t) and I have been collaborating on for months. Packt has published this title under their Blueprints Series.

What exactly is a Packt Blueprints Book?

“Blueprints are basically in… Read more

5 comments, 550 reads

Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 29 October 2013

SQL Server Training Events–November and December 2013

I’m in New York City this week delivering a SQL Server Virtualization and Consolidation 3 days course for Learning Tree. You might be a little too late to join me at that event but I have two more course scheduled this year

At the end of November 27th-30th I’m teaching… Read more

0 comments, 240 reads

Posted in The SQL DBA in the UK on 29 October 2013

SQL Injection Webcast on November 5, 2013

On November 5th, in conjunction with MSSQLTips, I'll be giving a webinar on SQL Injection. It will be at 2 PM Eastern (New York).

SQL Injection: What it is, how it happens and how to stop it?   [registration required]

 

The agenda for this webinar is:

  • Who Is…

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4 comments, 1,811 reads

Posted in K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security on 29 October 2013

Interview FAQ on Interface in C#

What is Interface?

 An interface is collection of methods, properties, indexers and events with only signatures. Means In interface Methods, properties, indexers and events do not have their definition. So an Interface allows you to define behavioral characteristics and apply those behaviours to Class that implements this Interface. Example

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Posted in Querying Microsoft SQL Server on 29 October 2013

What’s In My Utility Belt? Issue #1

Welcome to the first issue of what I hope will become a monthly series called “What’s In My Utility Belt?”. The intent is to share with you some of the top free SQL tools, Windows utilities, Internet tools, and even some paid software that I find indispensable in my role… Read more

0 comments, 125 reads

Posted in RealSQLGuy - Helping You To Become A SQL Hero on 29 October 2013

Last Weeks Top “Reading” Links #55

Monday morning and it’s time for weekly round-up.  If you follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL), you’ll know that throughout the day I tweet out some links of things I find interesting.  While these links aren’t the answer to life, the universe, and everything, they do share a few… Read more

1 comments, 396 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 28 October 2013

Notes from the Oct 23, 2013 oPASS Meeting

I drove up to Sanford after work on Thursday for the oPASS meeting to see Mark Kromer present Big Data and SQL Server in the Real World. It was interesting, even intriguing. Definitely worth looking at the deck. He had a couple of interesting tips too. One was that… Read more

1 comments, 206 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 28 October 2013

Only one month left! Register for the SQL Server Live! Conference in Orlando Through TheSQLPro.com and Receive a $500 Discount

The SQL Server Live! Conference in Orlando is between November 18-22, 2013. There is a discount code provided for those who register using the discount code on my website. The Agenda includes many great topics of interest for both Developers and DBAs: SQL Server Administration & Maintenance SQL Server Performance…

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Posted in TheSqlPro.com - Ayman El-Ghazali on 28 October 2013

SQL Saturday in Verona!

This year I will speak at PASS SQL Saturday in Verona with a session based on database and source control management.

PASS SQLSaturday’s are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, 
providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen…

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0 comments, 8 reads

Posted in Alessandro Alpi on 28 October 2013

SSIS Pivot on bad data

The pivot transform in SSIS is already a pain to use. When you have bad data it makes it even worse. In this blog I am going to show how to handle bad data when using the pivot transform. You should understand how to use the pivot transform already and…

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0 comments, 1,344 reads

Posted in Mike Davis SQL on 28 October 2013

Change in SQL 2012 SSMS grid output behavior

It’s one of those things that always aggravated me but not really enough to complain about. When you run a query to grid in SSMS then copy and paste the value to a query window it stripped the carriage return/line feed.

-- Setup code
CREATE TABLE GridTest (String varchar(50))
GO…

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0 comments, 228 reads

Posted in SQLStudies on 28 October 2013

SQL PASS Summit 2013 – Simply Amazing

This past week I attended my third SQL PASS Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina. All I can say is – WOW. What a conference!

As I live in Omaha, getting to either of the coasts is a chore, so I’m always traveling for these conferences no matter what coast… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 28 October 2013

Review: SQL Server Transaction Log Management

Book Details:

SQL Server Transaction Log Management 
Davis, Tony and Shaw, Gail 
Simple Talk Publishing, October 2012.

Free PDF download

Do I Recommend This Book?

Yes, I recommend this book for any DBA working with Microsoft SQL Server. Gail and Tony do an excellent job of covering how… Read more

0 comments, 1,015 reads

Posted in K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security on 28 October 2013

My PASS Summit 2013 Presentations

I had the honor to speak for the first time at this past PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC. It was a great opportunity for me as this is one of the most prestigious nationwide conferences on SQL Server. I delivered 3 different sessions on Business Intelligence related topics. Attendance… Read more

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Posted in Business Intelligence & SQL Server Decaffeinated on 27 October 2013

IT Pro Camp Tampa 2013

This year I was honored to sponsor and speak at IT Pro Camp Tampa 2013. Like always, it is a great pleasure to give back to the community and get to know people from different technical backgrounds. The event was very well-organized and the venue was great.

This year the… Read more

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Posted in Business Intelligence & SQL Server Decaffeinated on 27 October 2013

Reblog: October 18 to October 24

I’ve always been a fan of the feeling when I find an old blog post that’s got just the information that I need to solve a problem or answer a question.  It’s that whole “cha-ching” – buried treasure! feeling.  That’s kind of the aim of this blog post.  To provide… Read more

0 comments, 360 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 25 October 2013

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