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I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.

Archives: July 2014

Editorial: Cloud Skills

Cloud Skills is the editorial today, thinking about the changes we see in the boxed product versus the cloud and asking – which way do we go if we want to stay relevant, not just now, but in five years. Is our path safe and sure? Or is there a… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 7 July 2014

Project Moriarty

This past weekend I started writing notes for what I’m calling Project Moriarty, what I hope will be five questions in a row that have to be solved individually, but then based on information in the questions and correct answers will lead those that complete the challenge to solve the… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 7 July 2014

Feedback on My Abstracts

Here’s the raw feedback from my submissions for the Summit. To those who wrote the feedback for me (and all the rest), I say nicely done. As much as I’d wish for still more feedback, this is useful. The only complaint I have is about “contractions” being a rule that… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 3 July 2014

The Selection Process

According to this post from Amy Lewis (PASS Board of Directors) there were 943 abstracts submitted for the 2014 PASS Summit by 335 speakers competing for 144 slots on the schedule. An abundance of riches to be sure, but it also marks a time of expectation, exultation, disappointment, and even… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 July 2014

The Case Of the Downward Pointing Arrow-Question of the Day

The Case Of the Downward Pointing Arrow is written as an abbreviated mystery, Sherlock Holmes style. Had to laugh at the comment about me being Moriarty in disguise! No one has so far figured out the identity of the client mentioned in the question.


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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 July 2014

Above Reproach

It’s been a busy few weeks in the world of PASS, lots of good conversations that I’ve followed with interest, in particular this post by Kendal Van Dyke, then follow up posts from Bradley Ball and Andy Leonard, as well as others that were more focused on the… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 July 2014

Speaking at ONETUG on July 10, 2014

I’ll be presenting SQL Server Performance for Developers to the members of the Orlando .Net User Group (ONETUG) on July 10th. It’s been forever since I made it downtown to see the group, looking forward to it and sharing some techniques for making SQL Server go fast. Registration appreciated if… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 July 2014

A Deeply Planted Seed-Question of the Day

Another trivia question today, this one about figuring out which of the options provided has a particular negative identity seed. See if you can get A Deeply Planted Seed right and earn one point for the effort!

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Posted in SQLAndy on 1 July 2014

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