Archives: December 2008
So I’ve spent the last couple of weeks playing around with the Seadragon application and have come to some conclusions.
Usefullness – 1 out of 5
Seadragon is a glorafied picture viewer. Had this not been a Microsoft app I would have never downloaded it to test.
Performance– 4 out… Read more
I decided to do a little performance testing on some common SSIS “Tricks” that increase speed and effectiveness of SSIS packages. I wanted to define to what extent just one simple change could make to a package.
So in this test I decided to show the difference in using a… Read more
Can you believe it? Microsoft has just released an iPhone application for the first time and I doubt it will be the last one. It is really hard to believe knowing that Microsoft has it’s own platform for mobile users. I can tell you without a doubt after using both… Read more
I was recently tagged by Tim Mitchell to give a response to Chris Shaw’s SQL Quiz Part 2 so here it goes. It looks like most people who have answered have pretty long responses but I think I’m going to keep it short and sweet.
The Questions for this quiz…… Read more
I had another chance last week to answer an email follow up question from the session Brian and I gave at PASS. This made for a great blog opportunity so I thought I would write about using Fast Parse in SSIS. Hopefully I can explain it even more basic then… Read more
I’ve been asked several times lately from non-SQL developers that are sometimes required to do some quick SQL work how to use the result set of a query as a variable in a stored procedure. My first thought was I’ll just send them a link to a website that can… Read more
One of my brother’s favorite lines to use in presentations says it best, “If Microsoft had 10 dollars to spend on BI in 2008 then they spend 8 of it on Reporting Services.” It’s a good description and if you ask me it was money well spent. When… Read more