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Database Ghosts

Recently you may have seen my first article on this topic over at SQL Solutions Group.  If not, here is the link so you can read that article first before proceeding here.  This article is intended as a first of two part follow-up to that article.

Now that you… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 22 October 2014

Murder In Utah

I am about to set sail on a new venture with my next official whistle stop.  This year has been plenty full of whistle stops and I plan on continuing.  You can read (in full) about previous whistle stops and why they are called whistle stops here.

Suffice it… Read more

0 comments, 90 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 October 2014

October 2014 Las Vegas UG Meeting

The Las Vegas User Group is happy to announce our monthly meeting.  The meeting is available for in person and webinar style.  The start time is 6:30 PM Pacific and the details are listed in this post.  We hope to see you there!

This month we have a special treat… Read more

0 comments, 110 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 8 October 2014

Microsoft, Me and the MVP

October 1st is one of the quarterly dates that Microsoft announces all of the new people into the MVP program.  It is also a day in which Microsoft recognizes many already in the program and renews their status for the upcoming year.

This time around, I had the distinct honor… Read more

2 comments, 116 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 2 October 2014

September 2014 Las Vegas UG Meeting

Who is up for a little free learning this week? Besides the opulence and feast that was the 24 Hours of PASS (Summit Preview), we have more training in store for you from the people in Las Vegas. Let’s call this a preview for next week which happens to be… Read more

1 comments, 107 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 10 September 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #58 – Security Phrases

Today is once again TSQL Tuesday.  This month the event and topic are being hosted by Sebastian Meine (blog | twitter).  You can read all about the topic this month on his blog inviting all to participate.

Despite Sebastian being a real cool kid, I was not too… Read more

0 comments, 5,781 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 9 September 2014

Effects of sp_rename on Stored Procedures

There comes a time when mistakes are made.  Sometimes those mistakes can be as annoying as a spelling mistake during the creation of a stored procedure.  When a mistake such as that happens, we are given a few choices.  One could either rename the stored procedure, drop and recreate the… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 August 2014

SQL Server UG in Vegas August 2014 Meeting

 

Another Great meeting and topic is coming to the folks in Las Vegas.  This month we have had the luck of finding Mike Fal (blog | twitter) step up and fill our speaker void.

Yes, it happens to be the second Thursday of the month already.  Being… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 August 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #57 – SQL Family and Community

Look at that, it is once again that time of the month that has come to be known as TSQL Tuesday.  TSQL Tuesday is a recurring blog party that occurs on the second Tuesday (most generally) of the month.  This event was the brainchild of Adam Machanic (Blog |… Read more

1 comments, 119 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 12 August 2014

Virtual Box is TOO Small

I have been working on upgrading my laptop.  Since my laptop housed a bunch of my virtual machines for various presentations and labs, that means also upgrading and/or converting my virtual machines.

The new laptop is Windows 8.1.  With the new laptop I was interested in converting a bunch of… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 5 August 2014

Presenting at PSSUG

 

Coming up this week, I have been given the opportunity to do something I enjoy doing.  I have been invited to present to the folks in Philadelphia.

Sebastian Meine (blog | twitter) approached me during SQL Saturday in Philadelphia and I was happy to help where I… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 4 August 2014

Murder in Raleigh

I am about to set sail on a new venture with my next official whistle stop.  This year has been plenty full of whistle stops and I plan on continuing.  You can read (in full) about previous whistle stops and why they are called whistle stops here.

Suffice it… Read more

1 comments, 7,047 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 4 August 2014

Please open this page in the Admin panel only

I am taking a slight deviation from the usual type of posts that I share.  This time, I just want to share a quick and easy fix that I ran across due to a broken blog site that lasted for about a day starting on July 28th.

I didn’t even… Read more

0 comments, 155 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 30 July 2014

Top 10 Recommended Books…

So the title says it all, right?  Well, only really partially.

Recently an article was published listing the top 10 most recommended books for SQL Server.  That’s the part the title doesn’t say.  It is really important to understand that we are talking about the top 10 recommended books for… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 29 July 2014

SSIS: Value does not Fall Within the Expected Range

Every now and again I find myself working with SSIS for one reason or another.  Every now and again I find myself fighting with SSIS because it provides less than useful error messages.  This is one of those error messages that can be a pain until you understand what can… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 17 July 2014

Murder In Denver

I am about to set sail on a new venture with my next official whistle stop.  This year has been plenty full of whistle stops and I plan on continuing.  You can read (in full) about previous whistle stops and why they are called whistle stops here.

Suffice it… Read more

1 comments, 139 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 July 2014

The SQL Sac wrap!!

Every SQL Saturday leaves a mark of some sort.  This time around, the folks in Sacramento have really helped leave a BIG mark.
That’s right, this last weekend was SQL Saturday in Sacramento Ca.  You might have seen my announcement about it here.

This event had a lot of… Read more

3 comments, 145 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 July 2014

Is your Team Willing to Take Control?

The calendar tells us that once again we have reached the second tuesday of the month.  In the SQL Community, this means a little party as many of you may already know.  This is the TSQL Tuesday Party.

This month represents the 56th installment of this party.  This institution was… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 8 July 2014

Free SQL Training In Sacramento

In a few short days the newest SQL Saturday event.  This one will be on the far West coast of the United States.

This marks the first time for me to present at a SQL Saturday so far West.  From where I live, I have had to travel East for… Read more

1 comments, 128 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 7 July 2014

Using Synonyms to Extend SSIS

There are a million and one uses for synonyms.  There are at least that many uses for SSIS.  The reality is, not all of those uses are good for you nor for your data nor for your database.

Recently I wrote an article about some good and some bad with… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 3 July 2014

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