Archives: November 2011
My main phone line at the house has been on the fritz for about 3-4 weeks. Yes, we still have a main line and it’s a legacy holdover from having that number for a decade and it links do our DSL account. We may get rid of it at some… Read more
I try to speak and write about career things on a regular basis because I think they’re important topics for those of you working with SQL Server. Arguably they are as important as the technical stuff. One of the things I try to preach is “balance” and making sure that… Read more
I’ve been looking at some security code in preparation for a few talks I plan on doing next year and there’s one thing I don’t see in many of the samples: backups.
When you get ready to encrypt data in a table, or you enable Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), you… Read more
I spoke at the SQL Inspire event this last weekend and it was a greart experience. This event was sponsored by Linchpin people (founded by Andy Leonard, Brian Moran, and Matt Velic) and supported by Robert Pearl, Melissa Demsak, and others in the New York/New Jersey… Read more
If this article is true, and I suspect it is for some software engineers, why aren’t more people learning programming?
I think that we have a few problems in the industry, and I have an editorial coming out soon on this. One is that this type of money is rare.… Read more
I have seen quite a few posts and questions lately from people that are trying to change the data in a view, or move data in a view.
A view has no data.
It’s that simple. If you have something like this in AdventureWorks:
SELECT firstname , lastname FROM HumanResources
I’ve sent my slide decks to the organizers, but I know they don’t always get posted. So I’m putting a few links up here for my talks.
If you check the page for my Preparation for Disaster talk, you’ll find I have links for the two recent events to the… Read more
Coming up next week is the SQL Inspire 2011 event in New York City. It’s an event with a number of SQL Server community speakers that are here to inspire you in your career, your life, and with SQL Server. The talks cover a variety of topics, and they look… Read more