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Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a SQL Server Professional working in the UK where he recently worked as a DBA in women's clothing, not literally he hastens to add! He is certified in SQL Server 2008, runs the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group Pass Chapter and is on the organising committee for SQL Relay. In his spare time plays the trumpet in local symphony orchestras.

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Archives: April 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #53 Why So Serious

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday which is now at a staggering number 53, can it really have been going that long? Is hosted by the awesome Matt Velic. Matt posted this invitation T-SQL Tuesday #53 – Why So Serious? (Announcement) on April Fools Day and so the subject is that of… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 8 April 2014

Monthly Reflections – March 2014

After a bit of an enforced sabbatical from blogging (short but boring story), I was interested to see how my blog had fared over the last month in essentially what was a re-launch. The list below is one of popular posts rather than a top N format due to the… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 4 April 2014

New Undocumented Feature in SQL Server 2014


Today is the eagerly anticipated launch of SQL Server 2014, I have downloaded and installed a copy of the RTM product and had a play. During some intensive testing I found that there is a new undocumented feature which will allow all registry keys to be available inside of…

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 1 April 2014

Last Day in the UK


The driver behind the move


After over two and a half years at my current employers I am afraid to say that today is my last day. I’ve had a great time, met some wonderful people both internally and externally through a number of different customer facing engagements.…

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 1 April 2014