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SQL Swimmer

I started out as a software developer back in 1996 in Denver, CO, doing Client/Server development in PowerBuilder. I am now a Data Architect, living in High Point, NC and I love what I do. I’ve worked with all versions of SQL Server since the infamous split from the Sybase code (a.k.a. version 4.21a). I’ve worn all the hats that come with dealing with SQL Server, developer to data architect and everything in between. Twitter handle: @SQLSwimmer

Archives: August 2012

PASS Election Season

Did you know that it’s election season for PASS?  Did you know that you can pose questions to the potential candidates via the Election Forums?  The NomCom is busy interviewing candidates and is offering you the opportunity to ask the candidates question, via the NomCom.  Do you have a… Read more

0 comments, 311 reads

Posted in SQL Swimmer on 27 August 2012

Mentoring

I’m putting my money where my mouth is, with respect to my last blog post.  I am officially a mentor with The Mentoring Experiment.   I am so honored to have been selected as a mentor and am so excited to begin.  I’ll let you know how it turns out… Read more

0 comments, 355 reads

Posted in SQL Swimmer on 24 August 2012

Paying it Forward

My company has recently put forth an effort to hire fresh college graduates and interns.  I think this is a great thing.  A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I was a fresh graduate, with no real world experience and my first employer took a big chance… Read more

3 comments, 1,394 reads

Posted in SQL Swimmer on 22 August 2012

Replication and TFS

 So, we’ve had this issue lately at work with our TFS build/deploys causing a significant amount of contention and only partially succeeding. 

A little about our environment: 

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition, 64-bit.
  • Visual Studio 2010
  • Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • Using Transactional Replication
  • Using partial projects for replicated objects

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0 comments, 781 reads

Posted in SQL Swimmer on 16 August 2012