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Archives: May 2013

Internet Security Advice For The Family

Constant Vigilance!

For today’s post I’m channeling my inner Brian Kelley (Blog | Twitter) and talking about security, in particular Internet security. The post today is actually an email exchange between myself and my younger sister. She asked me for some general advice and I wrote a long… Read more

3 comments, 965 reads

Posted in SQL Chicken on 28 May 2013

Business Objects on Linux and SQL Server

This is just a quick post to share a lesson learned while I was on an engagement where the client’s reporting environment was using SAP Business Objects (BO)running on Linux for reporting. We were doing a test to move the underlying data warehouse from another database platform to SQL Server… Read more

2 comments, 931 reads

Posted in SQL Chicken on 23 May 2013

Speaking at PASS Summit 2013!

I’m happy to officially announce that I’ll be presenting at this year’s PASS Summit in Charlotte, NC! I’ll be presenting my talk “What is a BI DBA?” as a Spotlight Session (90 minutes). This is the second time I’ll have presented at the Summit and I’m honored and beyond excited… Read more

2 comments, 554 reads

Posted in SQL Chicken on 22 May 2013

Magnify SQL Text with SSMS 2012

This is just a quick tip to help with folks who present SQL code at events such as SQL Saturday. While most presenters use tools like ZoomIt (which if you present, please please learn to use this wonderful, free tool) sometimes it can get nauseating for attendees to watch you… Read more

5 comments, 786 reads

Posted in SQL Chicken on 16 May 2013

SQLSaturday #209 – Rochester

Welcome to the Roc!

Just a quick note that I’ll be presenting this weekend, Saturday May 11th, at SQLSaturday in Rochester, NY. Exciting to return to Central New York as I graduated right down the road at Syracuse University. Go Orange!?If you’re in the area come on down,… Read more

0 comments, 784 reads

Posted in SQL Chicken on 8 May 2013