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Archives: January 2011

PASS SQLRally Professional Development Vote Done and the Development Track Vote is open

Congratulations to the winners in the Professional Development Track Vote for PASS SQLRally.  You can see the winners at http://www.sqlpass.org/sqlrally/2011/Agenda/Sessions/SessionsProfessionalDevelopment.aspx.

Now the voting is open for the Database & Application Development Track.  The various links you need are:

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Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 18 January 2011

January OPASS Meeting

January’s OPASS meeting will be held this Thursday, January 20th at 6pm.  We will be meeting at the Hampton Inn, 850 Village Oak Lane, Lake Mary.

SQL Server MVP and author Kevin Kline (Blog|Twitter) will be speaking on Ten Things Every Developer Should Know.

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Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 18 January 2011

Speaking at SQLSaturday #62–Tampa

I’ll be speaking at SQLSaturday #62 – Tampa this Saturday, January 15th.  I’ll be presenting:

Why I Use Stored Procedures

With the proliferation of ORM tools like Entity Framework, nHibernate, and Linq to SQL, many projects have decided that stored procedures are not needed and slow down development. While these…

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Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 10 January 2011

Fun with a String

I recently had a friend contact me recently to ask for some help with TSQL.  The basic issue is that he had 2 tables.  Table 1 has numeric key values which are contained within a character column in Table 2 which is also in another database on the same server. … Read more

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Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 6 January 2011

Who Should Vote for PASS SQLRally Sessions

Adam Machanic (@AdamMachanic) asked on Twitter if people who aren’t planning on attending PASS SQLRally  should still vote for sessions on the schedule.

My answer is a resounding “Yes!”.  If you are a PASS member, it’s free so you should be, you should vote.  It was pointed… Read more

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Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 5 January 2011

PASS SQLRally Update–Voting Pushed Back

In our original plan for PASS SQLRally we had set this week as the week to start voting for sessions.  Unfortunately we are having to push back the voting for 1 week.  The original schedule was:

  • Professional Development: Jan 4-9
  • Database & Application Development: Jan 10-16
  • Enterprise Database…

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Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 4 January 2011

Looking Back at 2010

I was “inspired” to write this post after I read some comments on my last post, Reviewing My 2010 Goals, and I read Brent Ozar’s post, Goals? Where we’re going, we don’t need goals., especially the first 2 sentences of his summary:

Looking up at this list,…

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Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 3 January 2011