Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of data management experience. He is a partner with Linchpin People and is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions.
Tim has spoken at international and local events including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, along with dozens of tech fests, code camps, and SQL Saturday events. He is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2.
Archives: May 2008
There is a little quirk with NULLs when using the NOT IN qualifier. I use the term "quirk" loosely here because the behavior is exactly as intended, though it may not be obvious. The following query shows a trivial example:
At first glance, one might think that we'll see… Read more
The SSIS expression language is a powerful yet enigmatic entity. Once you get used to its syntax - which is part C#, part T-SQL and part *WTH?!?* - it's actually somewhat fun to use. However, one thing it is lacking (as far as I can tell - correct me if… Read more
So after many months of trudging through native SQL Server backups for new mission-critical application I'm deploying, I have decided to do some evaluations and cost/benefit analyses on aftermarket SQL Server backup products. I've started off with SQL Backup 5 from Red Gate. No disclaimers here - I have no… Read more