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Time to Rebrand

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I became a SQL guy back in 1998 because the company that hired me used SQL Server. It’s been a good ride and it’s paid the bills, but after 15 years or so it’s time to do something different.

2015-04-01

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Networking at the PASS Summit: First timers

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The PASS Summit is just over a week away, and one again Andy Warren and I are hosting a networking dinner on Monday night. This is a free, informal event to help people get to know each other. Whether you are new to the community or have been to many events, you’re welcome to attend.

2013-10-14 (first published: )

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Mo-SQL

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If you’re involved in the database world it’s hard to have missed the rise of the “no-sql” database products, designed to – depending on your view or the product I suppose – make databases simpler, break out of the transaction database paradigm, scale out across hundreds of machines, make it easy to change the db design (or not require one). I think some of the problems no-sql tries to solve are real, others reflect a lack of awareness/training/tools on how and why relational databases could not just solve the problem, but solve it better.

2013-04-01

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Setup Alerts for PBM

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PBM raises errors for policy violations. We can create alerts on those errors to be notified of policy violations. In order to setup alerts on these errors there are three prerequisites. Note that violations for the “On Demand” evaluation mode do not raise errors. A policy must be set to

2011-12-09

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