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Archives: June 2010

SQL Spatial data for State/County shapes

I saw a Blog post by Grant Fritchey (Blog | Twitter) a couple days ago on using Geospatial data in SSRS 2008 R2.  I think this is incredibly cool and it reminded me of something I wanted to share about my own recent experiences with geospatial data.  My… Read more

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Posted in Never Say Never on 18 June 2010

June SCSUG Meeting Follow-up

This is a bit later than usual as the meeting was a week ago now, but I wanted to post it anyways to thank SCSUG member Don King for stepping in on short notice to fill a hole in our speaker schedule.  Even though he didn't have a lot of… Read more

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Posted in Never Say Never on 18 June 2010

2010 Goals – Q2 Review

Another quarter gone, and unfortunately I’m still looking about the same on goal progress.  Still looking good on Blog posts and networking, still a bit behind on forum posts and still abysmally behind on the Learning goals. 

On the bright side, the learning goals are something that I can knock… Read more

7 comments, 927 reads

Posted in Never Say Never on 10 June 2010

T-SQL Tuesday #7: T-SQL Enhancements in SQL 2008.

In this edition of T-SQL Tuesday, Jorge Segarra (Blog | Twitter) asks us what our favorite new feature of SQL 2008 or 2008 R2 is.  I've decided to focus on the T-SQL and query writing enhancements of 2008.  Before I do so though, let me preface… Read more

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Posted in Never Say Never on 8 June 2010

Calculating ROI on Performance Tuning

Recently on the SSC forums, someone asked about how to measure the money in an actual dollar figure that they have saved the company with their performance tuning.  I've often struggled with this myself, and so I started thinking about it a bit deeper.  I started to respond in the… Read more

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Posted in Never Say Never on 2 June 2010