Archives: January 2009
Yesterday I participated in my first BI SIG live meeting. This special interest group is led by Amy Lewis who did a great job yesterday setting the agenda for the new year.
I think she had a great idea of starting BI SIG "Focus Groups”, which will focus on the… Read more
It seems like the benefits of being involved in PASS just never stopped. If you didn’t see the PASS newsletter sent out yesterday or the PASS website then you don’t know I won a laptop for creating a PASSPort profile.
It all happened rather fast. I got an email… Read more
Looks like the Windows 7 beta download has been delayed while Microsoft adds additional infrastructure support. A little disappointing but I guess it's best to make sure everyone has a good experience with this new version of Windows from the beginning. I'll provide an update when I see it's back and… Read more
Tomorrow Microsoft will make Windows 7 beta available for download. I’m a little skeptical but I think just about anyone who used Vista would be. To be honestly I haven’t had nearly as many challenges with Vista that many people claim to have especially early in it’s release. However, I… Read more
CHECKSUM is a TSQL function that computes a hash value over a list of arguments. The great thing about creating a hash value for a table is that it gives you a unique value to represent each row.
When would you use the CHECKSUM Function?
An example of using a… Read more