Monthly Archives: November 2016

What’s the little popup window in #SQLPrompt?

Awhile back I was working in SSMS and saw this window. It threw me off since I was trying to write some code and hadn’t expected it. I clicked Escape, Enter, a few things and was getting frustrated when it … Continue reading

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The Pressure to Compromise Ethics

There have always been those that seek to defraud, deceive or mislead their customers. In order to do this, someone inside an organization has always been willing to pressure employees to compromise their ethics and morals. Construction companies may use … Continue reading

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Finally, Create or Alter

There are lots of reasons to upgrade to SQL Server 2016, but this is the one for me. We finally get a CREATE OR ALTER statement in T-SQL. This not only makes lots of code easier to write, it means … Continue reading

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Rate a Session for GroupBy

One of the things that I struggle with is understanding whether a session at a conference like a SQL Saturday is worth watching. I also struggle writing abstracts and attracting people to my own sessions, so I think the idea … Continue reading

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