Monthly Archives: October 2011

Document Your Day

You should be documenting your day, your week, your month, on a regular basis. Take a few minutes when you accomplish something and make a blog entry. This is a great way for you to keep track of what you’ve … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloweento everyone out there. It’s the holiday that my kids love, with the chance to dress up and pretend to be something else for the day. I haven’t dressed up in years, but I still remember being a young … Continue reading

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Employee Slurping

This editorial was originally published on Oct 21, 2006. It is being re-run as Steve is out at SQL in the City today. I’m not talking about soup at the employee cafeteria or summer trips to 7-11, but rather the newest … Continue reading

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Virtualization for Security

This editorial was originally published on Nov 7, 2006. It is being re-run as Steve is at SQL in the City today. I read a novel some time back about the CIA. Well, not exactly about the CIA, but it … Continue reading

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Buckets for Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery can be a huge project at any company. Considering the ways in which you build a plan that covers all the infrastructure, and it can quickly become a full time job for someone. The details, and the scope … Continue reading

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The Good Job

These days it also seems that many people are disenchanted with their jobs. They work for the paycheck with little loyalty or concern for their company’s business, and I think that’s fair. When I hear about companies that are not … Continue reading

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SQL in the City – LA

I had a fantastic time at SQL in the City in London, and it was quite an honor for me to speak there, at the Royal Society of Medicine. Tomorrow I’m taking off for LA, for SQL in the City … Continue reading

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The Basics of Joins – Skill #4

This series of blog posts are related to my presentation, The Top Ten Skills You Need, which is scheduled for a few deliveries in 2011. Databases are built to store data. That’s the primary purpose, and in SQL Server, we … Continue reading

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The HR Scorecard

Are you looking for a BI project in your company to get some experience with? I’ve got an idea that you might try tackling as a side project, or even an informal project within the business. One of the problems … Continue reading

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It’s Your Career

It’s your career. It’s something you have to take ownership of and work on. I know that life is busy, and training budgets are tight. That’s one reason we started SQL Saturday; it’s a way to bring a training event … Continue reading

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