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Archives: March 2012

SQL Tribal Knowledge needs editors!

A while back I invited the unpublished masses to submit abstracts for a new-author-written SQL book – called Tribal SQL – and the people spoke.  The chosen ones are now feverishly writing their first drafts, as the rough deadline for first drafts approaches.

This entire proceeding is new, interesting, fun,… Read more

1 comments, 642 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 21 March 2012

#Meme15: On Facebook

This will be my first Meme15 (here’s Jason Strate’s original Meme15 post), and today we’re talking Facebook. The question is:

How do you balance mixing family, friends, peers, and co-workers on Facebook?

Frankly, I simply don’t use Facebook much; I’m a Twitter being.  My personal Twitter account posts to… Read more

1 comments, 799 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 15 March 2012

I’m sorry, you’ve committed a GIANT INTERNET FAIL (#SQL2012)

Updated with links to no-login goodness. Updated again with IE rage.

This week, Microsoft announced the SQL Server 2012 release to market (RTM), and a Virtual Launch event.  Much like a movie premiere, an event like this is meant to really jazz up SQL customers (and potential customers) about the… Read more

6 comments, 919 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 7 March 2012

SQL Server 2012 RTM. Translation: SQL 12 is out now! (Virtual Launch event update)

Originally published March 6, now with Post-launch updates.

Just a quick note for you today: Microsoft announced that SQL Server 2012 (previously codenamed “Denali”) has released to manufacturing. pGo download the evaluation and play around with it on a test environment*, and impress your boss, friends, and children with… Read more

2 comments, 971 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 6 March 2012

Want to write for Microsoft?

Edit: The group I’m speaking to is the Content Team, not the Books Online (BOL) team!

Edit: Updated with FAQs and clarifications.

I’m at the Microsoft MVP Summit in Bellevue, WA this week. Today I’m talking to the SQL Server Content team – one of my very favorite… Read more

0 comments, 692 reads

Posted in SQL Awesomesauce on 2 March 2012