Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Financial DBA

I’ve got an Azure subscription. At least, I think I have just one. I know I have a few Microsoft accounts, across 4 (or more) different email addresses, that I use for various VSTS development purposes, but only one should … Continue reading

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FizzBuzz–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is also a part of a basic series on git and how to use it. There’s been a … Continue reading

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Spread the Word about Basic Security

I went with my daughter the other day to set up her bank account. She’s becoming a young adult and this is one of those items we need to get done, especially in today’s world of electronic banking and money … Continue reading

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Looking Back

Someone sent me this post on 40 years of programming. It’s a read that laments a few things and complains about many others. Most of the thoughts are opinions, and as such, you may or may not see validity in them. … Continue reading

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Lots of Resources

I’ve got a small Azure subscription, but there are a lot of resources in my mini lab. Forty seven, to be exact right now. When I look at my bill, it’s got lots of details, but not always easy to … Continue reading

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SSMS is Free

Really, Management Studio (SSMS) is free as in beer. Go download it today. I got a note from a reader recently that was complaining about SSMS and the lack of MDI support. This individual mentioned that they would undock windows (something … Continue reading

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Back to the Big Easy and SQL Saturday #628 in Baton Rouge

I’ve been fortunate enough to get to the Baton Rouge SQL Saturday a number of times. I think I’ve been 3 times and am heading back in a week for my fourth. This is an amazing event, one of the … Continue reading

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DevOps Basics–Git log

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is also a part of a basic series on git and how to use it. In a few … Continue reading

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The Digital Twin

The world is changing quickly, and it’s becoming incredibly personalized thanks to digital technologies. I saw a fascinating video from GE on digital twins. These are digital representations of their products, using specific data (sensor, visual, weather, settings, etc.) to build a model … Continue reading

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Getting Close to the 2017 RTM

I still can’t believe that we’ll have a new version of SQL Server this year. After speaking at so many events last year, talking about the new features of SQL Server 2016, it seems crazy that there’s a new version … Continue reading

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