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 2009
I just finished reading Success Is A Choice: Ten Steps to Overachieving in Business and Life. Written by Rick Pitino, a highly successful collegiate and professional basketball coach, this book was a good read in that it was well organized, eloquent, and included many stories from the author's own… Read more
If you're like me, you've probably typed in LTRIM(RTRIM([value])) hundreds, if not thousands, of times during your travels through SQL Server. I've long wondered why there was no integrated function that would serve this purpose.
... and other times, they are stop-you-in-your-tracks funny. Here's an example of the latter:
Over the past 2 days, I’ve gone full bore into Windows 7. I’ve installed RC0 on 2 of my laptops, and so far I’m happy with the results.
The first installation was very quick and easy. I had an unrecoverable operating system error on my XP installation, according to the… Read more