Monthly Archives: April 2017

GroupBy–Bringing DevOps to the Database

Today was my presentation in the April GroupBy conference lineup. I presented on DevOps and changing your database development to include more agile, DevOps, flexible development practices. If you want to get the deck, the slides are here: BringingDevOpstotheDatabase.pptx. The … Continue reading

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Starting to Use SQL Server 2017

We’ll have a new version of SQL Server this year. If you missed the Data Amp keynote, in it Scott Gu announced the name as SQL Server 2017, which I assume means we’ll have installable RTM bits sometime this year. … Continue reading

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A Couple Weeks until VS Live–Austin

VS Live takes place in Austin on May 15-18, 2017. This is a great conference in a fun city. It’s a full stack event, with the change to learn about cloud computing, ALM/DevOps, SQL, and Visual Studio, all at the … Continue reading

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SQL Server on Linux is Just SQL Server

I’ve been working with the SQL Server on Linux (SSoL) version for quite some time, almost a year. In all of that time, I’ve for the most part found that SQL Server is SQL Server. When I connect, run demos, … Continue reading

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Limiting the Max–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I was chatting with someone the other day about MAX() and how it can work within a set of … Continue reading

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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