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Archives: June 2011

T-SQL Formatting Workaround (Word Macro)

Hi all! I’m on vacation this week, but I’ve cleverly scheduled this blog post so you won’t miss me too terribly much. Enjoy!

I love a well-formatted SELECT statement. To that end, I often use Redgate’s SQL Prompt (with handy-dandy auto-formatting feature, just CTRL-K-Y!) to keep my code in line.… Read more

3 comments, 747 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 20 June 2011

How to Speak to a Tech

Hi all! I’m on vacation this week, but I’ve cleverly scheduled this blog post so you won’t miss me too terribly much. Enjoy!

I think it’s pretty clear by now that business folk and tech folk aren’t always speaking the same language. We practically have a Mars/Venus communication split going… Read more

0 comments, 259 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 14 June 2011

Speaker Lessons!! Un-SQL Friday #004 Roundup

 We had a cozy (read: small) UnSQL Friday this time around, and I’m good with that. Every entry we got was very high quality stuff, so you’re to go out and read each and every one.

Roundup time!

Allan Hirt (Twitter) was THE first to post, with Speaker… Read more

0 comments, 370 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 9 June 2011

Run, The Sky is Falling (#memeMonday)

This month’s Meme Monday is “dumb SQL questions”.  Here’s the one that gets under my skin the most these days:

Let me explain this again...

Our databases are starting to get really big. When should we think about moving them to Oracle?

No. No, no, no, no, no no no… Read more

5 comments, 245 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 6 June 2011

Speakers Lessons Learned at SQLRally Code Sins

This is my contribution to UnSQL Friday #004: Speaker Lessons Learned.

I got my SQLRally session evaluation back last week. I’d given my Code Sins session, and got 84 (that’s eight-four!!!) evals back.  Overall I got very high marks: a session average of 4.648 out of 5, which… Read more

0 comments, 249 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 6 June 2011

Un-SQL Friday #004: Speaker Lessons Learned

I began writing a story about, shall we say, a less than positive speaking experience…and then I realized: This is an Un-SQL Friday topic if ever there was one!

I hereby declare this Friday Un-SQL Friday. While T-SQL Tuesday is “…the SQL Server blogosphere’s first recurring, revolving blog party

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0 comments, 326 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 2 June 2011