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Steve Hughes is a Principal Consultant at Magenic. His area of expertise is in data and business intelligence architecture on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. He was also the data architect for a SaaS company which delivered a transportation management solution for fleets across the United States. Steve has co-authored two books and delivered more than 30 presentations on SQL Server and data architecture over the past six years. He also provides insights from the field on his blog at http://dataonwheels.wordpress.com.

Archives: October 2011

SQL PASS Summit Final Day (Sessions)

Here is a summary of the final day of sessions I attended at PASS. Vertipaq vs OLAP – Change Your Data Modeling Approach by Marco Russo This session discussed the role of each data model type in your Business Intelligence platform. The Many-to-Many Revolution 2.0 is being released which will…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 16 October 2011

SQL PASS Summit–Day 4 (BI Sessions)

Here is the summary of the session I attended while at my 4th day at the Summit. (Technically, this is the second day of the Summit.)  I went to four sessions all of which were in the BI tracts. Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know about SSIS by Matt Masson,…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 16 October 2011

SQL PASS Summit–Final Day (Keynote)

Got to David DeWitt’s Keynote a bit late so this will not cover as much as normal.  (For the record, I missed a lot in 5 minutes.)  Here are some of the notes starting at the NOSQL discussion I was able to get. NoSQL does not mean NO to SQL.…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 14 October 2011

SQL PASS Summit–Day 4 (Keynote)

Bill Graziano kicked off the event today with the notice of the official “Kilt Day” at the Summit.  He also recognized the volunteers who make this happen.  Thanks to all volunteers which contribute to our local, national, and international SQL communities.  If you are interested in volunteering check out http://sqlpass.org.…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 13 October 2011

SQL PASS Summit – Day 3 (the rest)

After a info filled keynote, on to the rest of the day.  I decided to attend the Bare Metal Instructor Lab and work through a full installation of SQL Server 2012 for the next 3 days.  However, I will likely switch to hands on labs of my choice for the…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 13 October 2011

SQL PASS Summit–Day 3 (Keynote)

From the PASS president, Rushabh Mehta. PASS has facilitated 430,000 hours of training and expansion into the global community.  These three days contain massive amounts of training and opportunities to network with other SQL peers, including over 800 first timers.  SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 has been officially…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 12 October 2011