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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 2012

Countdown to PASS Summit 2012 – 6 to Go – Magenic Brings 9

Getting closer, 6 days to Summit 2012! Today, I just have to give kudos out to Magenic, my current employer. You may have seen my #Meme15 post a while back on why I like my job. That post was about Magenic. Well, in this post, I wanted to talk about…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 31 October 2012

Countdown to PASS Summit 2012 – 7 to Go – My First Summit Presentation

Seven days, one full week, until opening night at Summit 2012. Getting excited yet? In my first post of the series where I discussed my first Summit, I mentioned that I also spoke at that conference. In 2007, I was accepted to speak on the fairly new XML Data Type…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 30 October 2012

Countdown to PASS Summit 2012 – 8 to Go – What Is PASS Anyway?

Eight days to go. So after going to my first conference, I was surprised that I did not know more about PASS at the local or national level. I had been involved with the Minnesota SQL Server User group from early on. However, the conference highlighted this national organization. When…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 29 October 2012

Countdown to PASS Summit 2012 – 9 to Go – My First Summit

We are less than ten days to the start of PASS Summit 2012. I thought it would be fun to put together a countdown blog series so here goes. My first blog is about my first PASS Summit. I attended my first PASS Summit in 2007 in Denver, Colorado. At…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 28 October 2012

Using Word 2013 to Create Blog Entries

Over the past few years, I have used Windows Live Writer to create my blog entries on WordPress. Given the nature of Microsoft’s push to use Office for more including social and other online presence, I thought I would see if Word 2013 would actually work to create and edit…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 26 October 2012

X-XMLA: vii. Partition Management with XMLA

In the 7th article of this series, I will discuss how to manage your partitions with XMLA.   We will be focused on the partition structures as opposed to partition processing which was covered in the previous post. Creating or altering a partition I have already discussed object creation with XMLA…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 10 October 2012