Matthew McGiffen

I started my career in IT as a developer with Visual Basic, C# and ASP working with SQL Server backends. For the last ten years though I’ve focused on the SQL Server side of things. Currently I’m working for a leading software vendor for the financial industry as a DBA, doing a mixture of development and data architecture. If I have a speciality it is in making things run faster.

SQL Server Wishlist

This month for T-SQL Tuesday Kevin Chant asks us what our fantasy SQL feature would be. https://www.kevinrchant.com/2019/09/03/t-sql-tuesday-118-your-fantasy-sql-feature/ I think it’s appropriate to give a shout-out to Microsoft at this...

2019-09-11

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