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Archives: November 2010

Iron Chef SQL Server BI

Hey folks – It’s time again for SQL Saturday Tampa. Original Birthplace of Iron Chef SQL Server. I have submitted this session again in hopes that it will drive some really fun times for a lot of us to hang out and see who will challenge me? It should be…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

Our new SharePoint BI Book Project

Hey folks, Just a quick preview that we’re hard at work again on a new book with Wiley publishing focused on SharePoint and all of the cool BI functionality. We don’t have a release date, but we’re plugging away to get it to you early in 2011. Stay tuned. In…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

Have you ever wanted to train yourself?

Hey folks, we all know that there are some great training organizations out there (AHEM Pragmatic Works, AHEM). I hate it when I write early and something is stuck in my throat.  Anyhow – I wanted to bring up some really cool training that is out there for you to…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

Turn Rows into Columns in Excel

Have you ever had to take a long column of data in Excel and turn it into a column? There are several ways to do this but lately I have been using a new PASTE feature to do this.Here’s how it works.

1. Take a long row of data as…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

More great free resources from Microsoft

Hey folks – A quick one today since I’m travelling, but I am sharing something I often share with my clients to make sure they are prepared to discuss new features and capabilities in SQL Server 2008R2. The image below is a sample of the videos available at Microsoft SQL…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

SQLPASS Virtual Chapters

Today is a topic that is close to my heart. Many of you probably don’t know that the SQL pass organization has not only support for in person chapters but virtual chapters as well. These chapters range in everything from application development to data architecture and database administration. We also…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

New book from Pragmatic Works in the "works"...

 

Hey folks, Just a quick preview that we’re hard at work again on a new book with Wiley publishing focused on SharePoint and all of the cool BI functionality. We don’t have a release date, but we’re plugging away to get it to you early in 2011. Stay tuned. In… Read more

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 21 November 2010

New Video Blogs

 

Hey there folks! I am sorry it has been about a week without an entry.I have been on planes all week and boy is it hard to type from that middle seat. I’m going to give you a quick preview of something I’m launching next week, which will be a… Read more

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 21 November 2010

Where will I be?

After the great time everyone had at the PASS Summit this past week I am getting asked more and more where I will be speaking and hanging out next. No fear folks I will be around. I will be at SQL Saturday Tampa on Jan 15th. We are doing…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 21 November 2010

So Spaced Out

I had some fun last week presenting to the Space Coast User Group in Melbourne as well.  They were so much fun and had some really great questions. Thanks Guys and Gals! I’m so sorry about the last minute change but I hope you all enjoyed the free beer. Bonnie…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 8 November 2010

Getting Live with SFSSUG

Hey folks, I recently had the privilege of joining my hometown user group South Florida SQL Server User Group for a live meeting session on Zero to Cube. It was a great time and I really appreciate the questions. I promised to post some links to resources so here they…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 8 November 2010

Motivational Monday

In life there are not many guarantees. For DBA’s and developers there are a few:

1. Backups will become corrupted but only when you need them.

2. Clusters will fail to fail over

3. Your plan does have a whole in it. None of us are perfect and if we…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 1 November 2010