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Archives: July 2010

DevLINK, Music City’s Own Technical Conference

To many, August represents the lazy dog days of summer when it’s too hot to even think about going outside. To others, this time of year conjures up thoughts of going back to school, either for us or for our kids. Still others, think of bacon.

But for the technical… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 30 July 2010

Writing Better Queries in Steel City

T-SQL is a very forgiving language. As long as you have the basic syntax of the statement correct, SQL Server assumes you know what you’re doing and it will gladly do your bidding for you.

But anyone who has written queries for very long will tell you that not all… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 13 July 2010

PowerShell and Effective Meetings at PASS 2010

Last week, PASS announced this year’s program for the 2010 Summit in Seattle, Washington. The program session are available online. This year I had a couple of abstracts that were accepted for the Summit.

Conducting Effective Meetings

The standard for meeting room chairs

Over my umpteen year career in… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 12 July 2010

Now Serving: SQL Server 2008 SP2 CTP

For those of us who love to get our hands on the latest and greatest shiny new things, the wait is over for SQL Server 2008 SP2 CTP. You can download it now and “Gentlemen, start your testing!”

Read the SQL Server Team Blog Announcement.

And by the way,… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 8 July 2010

Life Guarding Your Data


Last week as an adult leader of my son’s Boy Scout Troop, I accompanied a dozen fine young men to a week-long summer camp. While they were working on various merit badges, I took a training course that was available to both Scouts and adult leaders – the BSA Certified… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 7 July 2010