Monthly Archives: February 2013

More Evolution, More Complexity

Recently I had the chance to learn about some of the changes coming in the SQL Server platform in the next few years. At the MVP Summit we had the chance to talk with people that showed us features and … Continue reading

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Attaching an MDF with no Log (AdventureWorks)

Attaching an MDF file without an LDF file can be a little tricky. I had to go through this recently when I downloaded the AdventureWorks2008R2 database, which was just an MDF file. I know I’ve done this before, but I … Continue reading

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The Microsoft Sideshow

Last year I read a piece in Vanity Fair that talked about Microsoft and how the company has appeared to stagnate somewhat over the last decade. As a stockholder, I’ve been a little disappointed in Microsoft’s performance, especially as I’ve seen many … Continue reading

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Look Beyond the First Result

  This story about Orbitz was very interesting in the way metadata about users was affects the results of queries on the Orbitz site. It’s slightly skewed to imply Orbitz was charging OSX users more than Windows users, but that doesn’t … Continue reading

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