Kathi Kellenberger


Let it go

I’ve been digging through the 18 years’ worth of articles, editorials, blogs, contests, interviews, promotions, and announcements over at Simple Talk. There are over 5000 posts, and many are quite outdated, especially those announcing beta versions of software or other time-sensitive content. Some articles haven’t seen the light of day for 10 years, yet some […]

2021-02-06

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Who is my customer?

My final job in my previous career was at a hospital. I worked there for five years in the 90s before getting my first position as a developer. While I didn’t love the career I was leaving, I did appreciate what I learned from that last job. Part of the onboarding included a short class […]

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2021-01-16

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Goodbye to PASS

On December 17, the PASS organization announced the news that it would cease operations on January 15, 2021. Since the announcement, folks have been scrambling to figure out how to keep their user groups and events going or downloading recordings. By the way, if you need assistance with your user group, please reach out to […]

2020-12-26

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Automatic Install of Azure Data Studio

Microsoft recently announced that you’ll get Azure Data Studio (ADS) when you install SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) starting with version 18.7.1. Azure Data Studio has been around for a couple of years, and it has some great features that most of us never imagined for SSMS, like the ability to connect to PostgreSQL databases […]

2020-11-07

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What is Possible?

There’s the old saying “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t -- you’re right” from Henry Ford. I’ve thought about this more recently while reading the book The Rise of Superman Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance which talks about how athletes have performed so called impossible feats over the past few […]

2020-10-31

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Azure Resource Mover

Microsoft recently held the 2020 Ignite conference. Just like in previous years, there were many announcements introducing new services and expanded capabilities of existing ones, especially in Azure. Ahead of Ignite, I was asked to take a test drive of one of the new features, Azure Resource Mover (in preview). It’s easy to move a […]

2020-10-03

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Mentoring

Over the years when I changed careers and then advanced in IT, many people helped me learn or provided opportunities. Some of these people gave specific in-person help, like my brothers who taught me programming logic and database normalization before I ever thought about working in technology. Others assisted from a distance when I read […]

2020-09-05

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How to be an MVP

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, MVP stands for Most Valuable Professional. Microsoft gives this award to people in the community – not employees – who help teach the community at large about their products. The award can be given in one or more of the categories such as Data Platform, AI, […]

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2020-08-08

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Controlling Intelligent Query Processing Features

I always look forward to new T-SQL features and optimizer enhancements with every new version of SQL Server. Starting in 2017, Microsoft came up with a set of features called Intelligent Query Processing (IQP). These features work to improve performance without changing any code. If you’d like to learn more about these features, take a […]

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2020-07-11

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