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The Scary DBA

I have twenty+ years experience in IT. That time was spent in technical support, development and database administration. I work forRed Gate Software as a Product Evangelist. I write articles for publication at SQL Server Central, Simple-Talk, PASS Book Reviews and SQL Server Standard. I have published two books, ”Understanding SQL Server Execution Plans” and “SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled.” I’m one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group and its current president. I also work on part-time, short-term, off-site consulting contracts. In 2009 and 2010 I was awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. In the past I’ve been called rough, intimidating and scary. To which I usually reply, “Good.” You can contact me through grant -at- scarydba dot kom (unobfuscate as necessary).

The Surface Meta-App

Just a quick little blog post about one more app you’re going to want to track down for your Surface. Great Windows Apps.

Why do you need this? Well, how to put this, the Store, looks nice. But it doesn’t work terribly well. Trying to see the top rated apps, or looking for new apps, you can get different results at different times and I find it quite frustrating. But, Great Windows Apps is running some sort of queries or something against the Store and displaying the information in a much more meaningful, and quite accurate, representation of the apps. It’s just good.

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