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Advice from Aunt Kathi

Kathi Kellenberger is a Sr. Consultant with Pragmatic Works. She is an author, speaker and trainer.

Archives: April 2008

Cursors and high gas prices

Using cursors is a controversal topic. As a former developer, that is the way I thought about processing data at one time. I gave a talk to a VB group a couple of years ago where I compared using cursors, correlated subqueries, etc., to other techniques to show the performance differences. A lively… Read more

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Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 25 April 2008

More MVP Summit

As I thought might happen, I was too busy after Tuesday and Wednesday to report in. Tuesday was my first trip ever to the Microsoft Campus so I was very excited. I attended serveral sessions during the day that went over features of SQL Server 2008. I was especially interested in… Read more

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Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 17 April 2008

MVP Monday

I'm sure that Monday was the most relaxed day that we will have this week. The conference did not start until 11:30, so I had time to visit the gym and take a walk down to the pier.  I have seen many cyclists riding downhill, but have not seen one riding uphill… Read more

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Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 15 April 2008

First day in Seattle

I arrived Sunday in Seattle from St. Louis for the MVP Global Summit. The shuttle from the airport was filled with other MVPs on the way to hotels as well. I met Rachel Appel, an ASP.Net MVP, on the shuttle and we immediately became friends. After getting settled in our rooms… Read more

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Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 14 April 2008

SQL Server 2008 Management Studio

I made the decision today to start using SQL Server 2008 Management Studio at work to manage my 2000 and 2005 instances. Not sure why I didn’t think of it before. I’ve had the latest CTP on my work laptop since it was released and knew that it would work… Read more

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Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 8 April 2008

MVP Award

Yesterday I found out that I am a new SQL Server MVP.  I still have the feeling that I am an "imposter" and that I don't deserve such an honor. I have spent lots of my weekends and evenings over the past three years writing articles and book chapters, recording… Read more

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Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 2 April 2008