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There are a number of options for using Azure for free. This is very useful for those of you who are not familiar with Azure and want to “play” with it:
- Create a free Azure account and get $200 in free credit: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/
- Eligible startups can join BizSpark and get…
T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog gathering for the SQL Server/Data Professional community It is the brainchild of Adam Machanic (B|T) and is not limited to just things around the SQL Server database engine. Each month a blogger hosts the event and anybody who wants to… Read more
This month’s topic by Koen Verbeeck (B|T) is based around times that are a changing. To break it down somewhat it was inspired by a blog post that Kendra Little (B|T) put together around Will the Cloud Eat My DBA Job.… Read more
Well, to discuss how I feel about the cloud I have to go back a… Read more
I thought that I’d write a few words about this months T-SQL Tuesday -the blog party started by Adam Machanic (blog | twitter) and this month hosted by hosted by Koen Verbeeck (http://sqlkover.com/t-sql-tuesday-89-invitation-the-times-they-are-a-changing/),- as it’s a subject I’ve discussed many times… Read more
T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog party for the SQL Server community (or Microsoft Data Platform community. Although it’s called T-SQL Tuesday, it’s not limited to SQL Server database engine only). It is the brainchild of Adam Machanic blog | twitter.
This month’s tsql2sday is being hosted by Koen… Read more
I’ve been putting it off, but in prepping for SQL Bits demos, I decided this was a good time to just upgrade my original build and release tasks on VSTS from v1 to v2 for the Redgate tasks.
The first step was to go into the marketplace and find the… Read more
This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by yours truly! The topic this month: how do you keep up with the fast changing world of data management? Does this impact your job? Or do you feel there’s no impact at all for your position? Do you fear the cloud? And… Read more
Today I had the wonderful pleasure for leading a discussion regarding the products, services, and tools Microsoft provides in the business intelligence stack. I met with Jacksonville University students and faculty and also had the pleasure of speaking with members of local businesses that are interested in leveraging Microsoft technologies.… Read more
As Power BI becomes more prevalent in data analytics and visualization within the enterprise, data security becomes a significant concern. Power BI at its best is deployed to the Power BI service hosted on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Every enterprise should understand the level of security available with their data. Companies… Read more
Being a data professional you assume a certain amount of responsibility. It often requires having the right attitude and an action plan in place for finding the solutions to our problems at hand. Too many times we attack the symptoms causing the issue, but overlook the root cause. The quick… Read more
In a previous post I explained the basics of probability. In this post I will use some of those principles to see how to solve certain problems. I will pick a very simple problem that I found in a statistics textbook. Suppose I have 7 friends who are smokers. The… Read more
There are times when DBA’s are required to export database user permissions to a file. This may be for a number of reasons. Maybe for DR purposes, for auditing, for transfer to another database or instance. Sometimes we need to create a new user with the same permissions as another… Read more
takes place in a few weeks and I’m excited. Austin is one of those cities I enjoy visiting, with a few friends, now a Redgate office, and some great good and drink. I’m hoping my wife will come along and we can enjoy a few days there.
However, I’ll… Read more
Notes on items I found interesting in the financial statement, recommend you download and read the entire document.
- Global Alliance Partner (GAP) dues decreased from $103k to $65k. This doesn’t seem like a lot of money either way, is this program successful?
- It looks like we lost $40k in…