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Born SQL with Randolph West

Randolph West solves technology problems with a focus on SQL Server and C#. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP who has worked with SQL Server since the late 1990s. When not consulting, he can be seen acting on the stage and screen or doing voices for independent video games.

Archives: January 2018

Speaking at SQLSaturday 725 in Victoria

Victoria is on an island off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia. The island is wisely called Vancouver Island. It is beautiful there, and I wouldn’t mind retiring there someday. Those of you who listen to my convoluted stories will recall that it was on Vancouver Island that I broke… Read more

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Posted in Born SQL with Randolph West on 31 January 2018

Speaking at SQLBits next month

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I will be presenting for the first time at SQLBits in London, on Saturday 24 February 2018. My session is called Back to the future with Temporal Tables. Here is the abstract: Back to the Future is the greatest time travel movie… Read more

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Posted in Born SQL with Randolph West on 24 January 2018

Secure or fast? Secure, obviously …

By now you have probably seen the news about a major flaw in the design of CPUs from all major vendors (Intel, AMD, and ARM) resulting in a series of vulnerabilities in operating systems and … web browsers? One of my favourite things to do is to make queries run… Read more

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Posted in Born SQL with Randolph West on 17 January 2018

The cloud is not just someone else’s computer

A year ago, I wrote in a post that cloud computing is just someone else’s data center. I was wrong. Whether we like it or not, the cloud is more than just a bunch of 1s and 0s hosted on someone’s hardware. The problem with my statement was the word… Read more

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Posted in Born SQL with Randolph West on 10 January 2018

Welcome to 2018

I have been working on a new information session, which I’m hoping to deliver this year. It’s about one of my favourite topics: dates and times. On that note, if you are reading this in Western Europe, or have plans to be in London in mid-February, I’d like to encourage… Read more

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Posted in Born SQL with Randolph West on 3 January 2018