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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: November 2012

PASS Summit 2012 Wrap Up

Wow, what a week. Once again, PASS put on a great event that provided much in the way of events and training for the SQL Server community. If you followed my countdown you know some of what I love about PASS. Last year I blogged everyday but I did not… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 13 November 2012

T-SQL Window Functions on LessThanDot and at SQL Saturday 149

Reblogged from Data on Wheels - Steve Hughes: I recently completed a series of blog posts on www.lessthandot.com on T-SQL Window functions.  The enhancements to SQL Server 2012 in this area are phenomenal.  They solve a myriad of issues including calculating running totals with SQL.  Check it out if you…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 12 November 2012

Countdown to PASS Summit 2012 – 1 to Go – See You There

IT’S MONDAY! You ready to enjoy the fun and to learn a bunch? I know I am. Besides my schedule of sessions, I also will be attending a series of meetings tomorrow on leading user groups from the Chapter Leader and Regional Mentor levels. Should be fun to collaborate with… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 5 November 2012

Countdown to PASS Summit 2012 – 2 to Go – I’m Presenting Again

I assume at this point some of you are already in Seattle and even getting ready to attend Preconference Sessions. If you are, enjoy them. Many are now in the process of traveling to the conference including myself. So, if you are still looking at the schedule, consider hitting one… Read more

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 4 November 2012

Countdown to PASS Summit 2012 – 3 to Go – Setting My Schedule

Three days to go. I need to get my schedule sorted out, how about you. What influences your schedule? Since this is my schedule, here are some of the things that influence my schedule choices: 1. When do I speak? J I have to make it to those sessions for…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 3 November 2012

Countdown to PASS Summit 2012 – 4 to Go – SQL Karaoke, Really?

Four days to the Summit. Will you be singing? Last year was my first time attending SQL Karaoke. While I did not sing, it was a fun night and a great opportunity to have some fun with peers. Check out Jason Strate (@StrateSQL) and friends. This year there are two…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 2 November 2012

Countdown to PASS Summit 2012 – 5 to Go – Communities in the Community

Just 5 days to Summit kick off. Today’s discussion is about communities within the community. That’s right. There is more to this community than meets the eye. Here are some examples which include some great opportunities at the conference. Local User Groups These communities are the heart of PASS. Without…

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Posted in DataOnWheels on 1 November 2012