Monthly Archives: April 2017

Still time to enter the SQL Clone contest

You could win an Amazon Echo from Redgate. Our contest is still open for a few days, so post a comment on my blog and take your chances. I’ll be picking from the comments next week.

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Becoming a Data Scientist

Data Science is hot. There are lots of companies excited by using machine learning and AI to enhance their applications. There are new jobs, some of them well paying, and certainly not enough people to fill them. In many ways … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged , | Leave a comment

DevOps Basics– git Cloning Repos

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This continues my series on git, because I think it’s good to know what the command line is and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Python in SQL Server

The Microsoft Data Amp event was this week, with a number of SQL Server announcements. We now know this is going to be called SQL Server 2017, which is no surprise. CTP 2.0 was also released, which includes a few … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Sore Throat from Traveling

I’ve been avoiding recording podcasts for most of the last two weeks, so there haven’t been any. My apologies to those people that like the editorial as a podcast, but I’ve been ill and my voice is slightly shot. After … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged | Leave a comment

SQL Server on Linux (Ubuntu)–Updating from Early CTP

I’ve been testing the SQL Server on Linux for a long time. After the recent Microsoft Data Amp event, I saw the announcement for CTP-2. So I did what I’ve been doing for some time on my Ubuntu machine: sudo … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

SQL Server Telemetry

One of the things that I’ve seen blogged about and noted in the news over the last year is the amount of data being collected by various software systems. In particular, I’ve seen numerous complaints and concerns over what data Microsoft … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged | Leave a comment

Liable for Data Loss

When I first installed Windows 7, I was thrilled. Finally, Microsoft had slimmed down and improved the OS performance rather than continuing to bloat it larger. After Vista, Windows 7 was a welcome change. Windows 8 was different, but for … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged | Leave a comment

Agent Phases in VSTS Deployment

VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) continues to grow and change over time. It seems every few months I see some new features and changes, which are good and bad. Good in that usually things improve. Bad in that I get … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Making VSTS Deployment Changes to Databases without Breaking Your Application

One of the things that I do a lot is demo changes to databases with CI/CD in a DevOps fashion. However, I also want to make some application changes to my sample app without breaking things. As a result, I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment