Monthly Archives: February 2017

TSQLTuesday.com

I’ve hosted a page on this blog that has all the T-SQL Tuesday blog invitations and roundups linked. I did this mainly because I was trying to ensure I have hosted a few, I wanted to know what others had … Continue reading

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Containers and Databases

There’s this push to use ever thinner and lighter weight computing techniques. We moved from mainframes to servers to blades to VMs, and now many developers are looking at containers more and more. What started as a Linux idea popularized … Continue reading

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Speaking at VS Live–Austin

I’ll be speaking at Visual Studio Live – Austin in May 2017. I was fortunate to be selected to speak again, after my first two VS Lives last year in DC and Orlando. I’m excited to go back, as the … Continue reading

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Human and Machine Learning

I was reading about the Microsoft Cognitive Services and their wider release in preview to more developers. There are a few of the many machine learning services that anyone can use to build more intelligence into their applications. The entire … Continue reading

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The Secure Medical Data Challenge

Securing our databases and preventing the release of information our organizations have collected is an ongoing job for many of us. We patch our systems, ensure that our logins and users are granted just a few rights, encrypt data and … Continue reading

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The Multilingual Programmer

At the recent SQL Konferenz in Germany, the keynote was from Michael Rhys of Microsoft. His talk was on the evolution and design of the U-SQL language. If you haven’t looked at it, U-SQL is what the Azure Data Lake … Continue reading

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Upgrading SQL Server on Linux

I saw this week that there was a new CTP (v1.3) of SQL Server v.Next. I haven’t had a lot of time to work on the Linux version lately, but I thought I’d try and see how well the upgrade … Continue reading

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The Cloud is Just a Tool

The cloud is a term that’s full of hype. We hear from various media outlets all the time: the cloud is the answer, the cloud is cheaper, the cloud is the way of the future, the cloud handles your DR, … Continue reading

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What’s a DACPAC and a BACPAC?

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. If you’ve worked with SQL Server development and database projects, you might have heard about DACPACs. However, if you … Continue reading

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Heading Back to SQL Bits

I’m honored to be selected to speak at SQL Bits 2017 this April in Telford. This is my favorite SQL Server conference, and it’s always a joy to attend. Especially the Friday night party, where everyone seems to have a … Continue reading

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