Steve Hughes is the Director of Consulting at 3Cloud. In my current role, I manage the West and Central Data & AI consultant team at 3Cloud. I did a similar role at Pragmatic Works before our merger with 3Cloud. I focus on team development and company growth with this role. In my previous role as a Principal Consultant Lead at Pragmatic Works, I focused on designing solutions for customers on Microsoft technologies including SQL Server, Power Platform, and Azure.

Kristyna Hughes is the Team Lead for BI at GlobalTranz. I have played an instrumental role in moving our company from 3 different reporting platforms to hosting our reporting within Power BI. I provide advice on security structures within the platform, manage the gateways, create and implement design strategies, train, and build reports for both our internal operations committee and external customers. I will also be aiding in embedding Power BI within an unified TMS and ensuring various levels of security are maintained within the embedded reports.

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Dynamically Unpivot columns in SQL

Picture this, your data ingestion team has created a table that has the sales for each month year split into different columns. At first glance, you may think “what’s...

2024-05-27 (first published: )

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Derby City Data Days

It was awesome to see the Kentucky data community come out for the first Derby City Data Days in Louisville, KY! Bringing together communities from Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky,...


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DataTune Nashville 2024 Recap

DataTune 2024 was a huge success! Thank you so much to the organizers who spent countless months planning and making this an incredible conference! It was so great to...

2024-03-18 (first published: )

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SQLBits 2024 Recap

Had an absolutely amazing time at SQLBits this year! It was lovely to see all my data friends again and had the opportunity to introduce my husband to everyone...


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Speaking at SQL Saturday South Florida 2024


I’m heading to SQL Saturday South Florida 2024 next week. This is my second...

The Next Phase & A Fresh Start


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Dropping a Logon Trigger

I created this trigger for testing on SQL Server 2022:

 PRINT 'Steve logged in'
Now I want to drop it. What do I run?

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