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Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc.

I'm passionate about SQL Server. But I feel like I haven't reached my full potential yet. So, this is my mission: My purpose is to help people in their pursuit of growth and development; and, thereby, help myself realize my full potential as a professional, husband, father, christian, and human being.
My online presences include: Tech Blog: Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. Productivity & GTD Hack Blog: Productivity Bits Twitter: @MarlonRibunal

Archives: November 2012

Choose specific folders to sync with SkyDrive

Every time you run the SkyDrive Client on your device, a laptop in my case, all your files from the cloud are downloaded to your device locally. That is cool because you can still work on your files even when you’re offline.

The thing is I don’t need all the… Read more

0 comments, 562 reads

Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 26 November 2012

I’m Thankful for 978-1-84968-508-5

There are things that I’m thankful for this year. Yes, I also got a lot of setbacks but that wouldn’t make me less thankful.

I’m thankful for my family as always. No words can ever describe how thankful I am for the gift of family.

I’m also thankful for my… Read more

4 comments, 388 reads

Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 22 November 2012

Tools of the Trade

I needed to upgrade my tools. It was not a matter of “want” but of “need”. It’s no longer enough to have just the bare minimum, specially when you need to test or study about certain features of SQL Server that require multiple servers in a network environment.

My current… Read more

1 comments, 483 reads

Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 19 November 2012

SQL Server Express with complete SSMS

Developers will love this latest improvement, specially those that have SQL Server Express installed on their laptops or workstations but still work with full versions of SQL Server on their network.

In the past you have to have at least the Developer Version of SQL Server if you also wanted… Read more

0 comments, 659 reads

Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 15 November 2012

Agile way of acquiring SQL Server skills

You probably heard about 7 Days To OLAP by Simon Doubt. It’s Simon’s experiment on learning OLAP during his stay on the PASS Summit. This is a very interesting concept and you should try it. The experiment has four key elements:

  • Focus on one goal
  • Isolation from regular work/life responsibilities

Read more

2 comments, 1,161 reads

Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 10 November 2012