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Archives: November 2010

Holiday Review: Stuff I

For the last two years, I’ve participated in Sean’s InfoWorld Xmas Wish List, where we review a bunch of cool products and it’s all spiffy.  Sean has moved on from IW, and I’m not entirely sure we’re going to knock out a full review list this year.  So,… Read more

2 comments, 221 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 24 November 2010

Roundup: Un-SQL #001 – Branding

Hi-ho all, and a wonderful Un-SQL event it’s been!  We had at least twenty-six entries!! First, the recap:

While T-SQL Tuesday is “…the SQL Server blogosphere’s first recurring, revolving blog party….on the chosen [SQL-related] topic, “UN-SQL Friday is a completely intermittent blog party about something SQL-adjacent.…

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3 comments, 225 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 23 November 2010

Branding, my ass! (Un-SQL Friday 001)

Here is my contribution to my blog party, Un-SQL Friday 001: Branding.  Join in the fun, won’t you?

I have a theory that for any given concept, there is a spectrum of possible concentrations of that topic. It applies to skills (e.g., some folks are wildly talented musicians, some… Read more

2 comments, 266 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 19 November 2010

What’s New in SQL Server “Denali” CTP1

Denali. No, not that one...

 

How many of you have heard that the Community Technology Preview (CTP1) for the next version of SQL Server is out?  Well, now all of you have. You can download and play with the Denali preview here

Now, if you’re patting yourself on the… Read more

1 comments, 269 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 18 November 2010

Un-SQL Friday 001: Branding

In the spirit of T-SQL Tuesday, I hereby declare this Friday Un-SQL Friday. While T-SQL Tuesday is “…the SQL Server blogosphere’s first recurring, revolving blog party….on the chosen [SQL-related] topic,” UN-SQL Friday is a completely intermittant blog party about something SQL-adjacent. (This, by the way, sort of… Read more

1 comments, 170 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 17 November 2010

Inspiration, and the Joy of the Hive Mind

PASS Summit 2010 is over, and we are suffering from the lack of chatter and SQL celebrity sightings.  Bloggers are writing wrap-up pieces, people are tweeting with new pals, and it feels a tiny bit like Christmas is over – all the presents unwrapped, food eaten, family sent home.  But,… Read more

1 comments, 243 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 15 November 2010

PASS Day 3: Keynote Live Blog

 I’m live blogging the PASS keynote…it’s 8:44 local time.   

  • Me: Tuesday is #SQLSat shirt day, Wednesday is #sqlkilt day, Thursday is Show Up day. #sqlpass

Here’s the PASS website description of the day 2 keynote …this is the one everyone’s been talking about, the DeWitt keynote.  Remember to follow along… Read more

0 comments, 242 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 11 November 2010

SQLPASS Day 2: WIT Luncheon Live Blog

12:42pm local time at the live streamed Women in Technology luncheon…let’s blog. I’ll italicize my comments, to differentiate betwee that an my paraphrasing of the panel members.

We’re just getting started. Wendy Pastrick just recognized the kilt-wearers, GoDaddy and Microsoft, and the PASS Board of Directors.  Check out PASS… Read more

3 comments, 440 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 10 November 2010

SQLPASS Day 2: Keynote Live Blog

Them's some SEXY DBAs...

I’m live blogging the PASS keynote…it’s 8:44 local time.   

Here’s the PASS website description of the day 2 keynote …we had no surprise celebrity impersonators today.  Initial notes:

Bill Graziano is NOT, repeat, NOT wearing a kilt.  He had the kilted stand up…nearly the entire bloggers’… Read more

0 comments, 157 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 10 November 2010

SQLPASS Day 1: Keynote Live Blog

Day 1 Keynote Jumps the Shark with Tina Turner Impersonator

 

I’m live blogging the PASS keynote…it’s 8:38 local time. 

You wouldn’t guess by the PASS website description of the day 1 keynote the tone set right off the bat… 

Senior Vice President, Business Platform Division
Microsoft Corp. 

Ted Kummert will…

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1 comments, 305 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 9 November 2010

MERGE Statement Corrected, or, How to Eat Crow in Public

Better pull out the excuse-o-meter

I have no excuse, none whatsoever.

In my T-SQL Brush-Up presentation to the North Texas SQL Server User Group (NTSSUG) in September – and again in the T-SQL Brush-Up 24HOP session I gave that same day - I mentioned that you can only have one… Read more

1 comments, 189 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 3 November 2010

Attend the PASS Summit From Home

You there, sitting in your cube and fuming at all the PASS Summit talk: you couldn’t talk your company into sending you to PASS this year, could you? Or, you got on the bandwagon too late. Whatever the reason, you’re stuck working next week, and you’re mad. We feel your… Read more

2 comments, 361 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 1 November 2010