Monthly Archives: December 2014

The 2015 Plan

This is the last day of 2014, and we begin a new calendar year in 2015. It’s a time that many people make resolutions and I’ve got a few you might think about for 2015. The first one is that … Continue reading

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Speaking Stats

I was updating my speaking schedule and CV, trying to get an idea of what might be planned for 2015. As I was doing so, I decided to do a quick count of events and talks to see where I … Continue reading

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2014: The Review

I tried to keep a running list of headlines from 2014, and as I look back at them, I find a few things standing out. The first item is that we got a new version of SQL Server. In April, … Continue reading

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Powershell – Copy the Latest Backup

I got an email recently where someone asked me how they can refresh a dev environment with Powershell. I guess I’d written something about this in 2009, though that would have been for testing as Red Gate had already banned … Continue reading

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Moving On

I’m not leaving; I have the best job in the world, and I could easily see this being my last job. However, we’ve had a few people leave Red Gate recently, a few of which I have known for some … Continue reading

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A Week Away

Almost. I’m off this week in Steamboat Springs, enjoying a vacation with the family, but I’ve got one commitment: Database Weekly. We rotate the workload, and most everyone else has something this month, so I got stuck with it. I … Continue reading

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Quick Audio Switching

I’ve got a semi complicated desktop setup, with multiple monitors, lots of USB stuff, and a few ways to record and listen to sound. I hadn’t thought of things as complex, especially with regards to audio, but between recording podcasts, … Continue reading

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The Wish List

It’s the holiday season and a joyous time for many of us. I do hope you are feeling the giving spirit and looking to creates smiles for others as you prepare for your particular celebration during the break from work … Continue reading

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Deleting Data

Like Tim Berners-Lee, I find the “right to be forgotten” law in Europe to be dangerous. The tremendous growth of data in our world means that searches become increasingly important in order for us to find data. If data is removed … Continue reading

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SQL Konferenz

I’ve spoken at lots of events, but all in the US and the UK. Next year I get my first talk outside of those locations, going to the SQL Server Konferenz near Frankfurt, Germany. The agenda is up, and I’ll … Continue reading

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