Your comments did me more good this morning than my first cup of coffee (which I have yet to pour).
Flo: I'm pleased you even found time to read this. I remember how busy you are this year.
Matt: Forgive my absence from ASK SSC
. Paul could tell you that I've barely been participating in The Thread for the past few months. However I still wear my "Enlightened" badge proudly.
Paul: I will read over the article and see if Steve can make the changes. It's also been pointed out to me that a script to generate the sample data table really should have been included. Thanks, as always, for keeping me straight.
Jack: You're right. This was written back in November. Things have been hectic since. When is the next SQL Saturday in Orlando? I need a vacation.
Joe: We've never met, but I sat in on your presentation at the PASS Summit. I suspect the MAX() technique will do well in the time trials.
Grant: Thanks as well. I'm busting through your book on execution plans right now and can't wait to crack open the one on performance tuning.
Jeff: Simply thanks. I've told you before at length how much I owe you. It's good not to be savaged with a pork chop first thing in the morning. ;-)
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