Monthly Archives: October 2016

Selfies at Summit

Not all selfies, and not enough, but lots of changes to meet people at the Summit this week. The other Steve Jones (not sure who’s other)   And, of course, one from the Redgate SQL Clone party

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Wasting Time

This editorial was originally published on Oct 11, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I ran across this infographic on wasting time at work. From the title I was thinking this would point out the ways in … Continue reading

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#RedgateRocks Tonight at #sqlsummit

Tonight is the #RedgateRocks party at 1927 Events in Seattle. You’ll need to get a wristband from the Redgate Software booth in the exhibition hall to gain admission, so stop by. Today’s your last chance. And if you’re looking for … Continue reading

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Summit 2016–Setup

Tuesday was the first real day of the Summit for me, and a long, all day event. First, a lovely breakfast with Micky Steuwe, during which she presented me with a lovely glass art piece she made herself. I’ll treasure … Continue reading

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Win a Year of Death Wish Coffee at the #sqlsummit

One of the promotions this week at the PASS Summit from Redgate Software is a chance to run a year’s supply of coffee. This isn’t just any coffee, but the Death Wish Coffee, full of extra caffeine. Grant Fritchey loves … Continue reading

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Getting dbatools in Powershell

I had the chance to watch dbatools in action recently at SQL Saturday Cambridge. I watched a presentation from Chrissy LeMaire (@cl) that was impressive in how easy she made a number of DDL type changes between instances. I decided … Continue reading

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Using TRY..CATCH in SQL Prompt

I work for Redgate and write about products. I’ve got a series of SQL Prompt posts here on little things I like. SQL Prompt might be my favorite tool.  SQL Prompt will be yours as well if you give it … Continue reading

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Monday Night Networking Dinner Tonight

If you are attending the  PASS Summit, or even in the Seattle area, we have a SQL Server pro networking dinner tonight. This is at The Yardhouse on 4th Avenue. This is a buy your own event, but you’ll have … Continue reading

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Your Technology Budget

After I wrote about a home lab recently, someone was curious about the amount of money that others invest in their technology lab, habit, or hobby. I thought that was fairly interesting, so I decided to ask others to get … Continue reading

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Meet and Greet Data Pros at #sqlsummit

Next Monday night is the networking dinner that Andy Warren and I have put together for the last 6 years. Once again, we’ve arranged for everyone in Seattle to come join in. If you don’t have plans for Monday night, … Continue reading

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