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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: December 2011

How I Got Started in Software Development-A Tribute to Ed

A tribute is an expression of gratitude or praise.  As I head into this holiday season I wanted to express thanks to those individuals who have impacted my career through the years.  What got me thinking about this was the fact that my father-in-law passed away two years ago in…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 20 December 2011

Why I Blog – #Meme15

A fellow blogger and SQL guy, Jason Strate (@stratesql) started a meme on Social Networking as a result of a Social Networking session we participated in at SQL Saturday #99 in Minnesota. (http://www.jasonstrate.com/2011/12/the-meme15-on-social-networking/) The questions for this month are: 1. Why did you start blogging? 2. Why do you currently…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 15 December 2011

Upgrading Denali CTP3 to SQL Server 2012 RC0

When I started looking into the upgrade path for this, I saw a couple of notes online about the fact that it was not possible.  I turns out there is a Connect item on this issue (https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/709371/no-option-to-upgrade-from-sql-denali-ctp3-to-sql-2012-rc0-version#details).  In that item was a work around to use the SQL Server 2008…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 5 December 2011

“Beyond Rounded Corners” at the Microsoft BI User Group of Minnesota-Dec 6, 2011

Come join me and other Business Intelligence professionals at the Microsoft BI User Group meeting at Microsoft’s new offices in Edina, MN on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.  The meeting starts at 2:30. I will be presenting the second session of the night, “Beyond Rounded Corners – SSIS Changes in SQL…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 2 December 2011