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How to be an MVP

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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

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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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What is Azure SQL Database Serverless?

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I remember when the first SQL databases were available on Azure. The size limits and missing features made them impractical for most uses at the time. Fast forward 10 years and you can you create a terabyte database and take advantage of configurations like Hyperscale, Elastic Pool, and Managed Instances. You get automatic high-availability and […]

2020-06-13

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The Social Impact of Data

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Let the data drive your decisions. This has been something of a mantra for many technical people, and even many business people, across the last twenty or so years. The allure of business intelligence is harnessing lots of data to make decisions that are rooted in some rational analysis of what has happened. Many companies […]

2020-06-06

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The Build Book of News

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Every year Microsoft has held the Build conference for developers. I've been lucky enough to go a few times, and I was hoping to get the chance to attend again. With the pandemic, the entire event went virtual, and was held across 48 continuous hours. I was slightly disappointed as a few sessions I wanted […]

2020-05-23

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