Monthly Archives: September 2017

This Made Me Laugh: SQL v NoSQL

It’s a humorous history lesson on SQL (and product promotion), but it opens like this: SQL awakens to fight the dark forces of NoSQL From there it looks at the beginnings of SQL and the growth of NoSQL, going through … Continue reading

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The New New World

Star Trek Discovery premiered this past week as a new entry in the Star Trek series that has been a part of my life since I was a kid. I was enamored with the idea of exploring the stars, meeting … Continue reading

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All Day DevOps–A Free, Virtual Conference

All Day DevOps is coming on Oct 24. This is a 24 hour event, with 100 sessions live, online. You can register now and join in the event, watching from work, home, or even the train on your commute. The … Continue reading

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We Have a Date

For nearly half of my life, I’ve looked forward to new versions of SQL Server. At first I was just hoping to see SQL Server run on a stable OS, as the OS/2 1v.3 was my original installation. That system … Continue reading

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Getting a New R Package–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I was trying to test an R script the other day and got this: > library(randomForest) Error in library(randomForest) … Continue reading

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SQL Clone, Redgate Licensing, and Cookies

SQL Clone is amazing, and it can really save time and disk space for many organizations. I’ve got a series posted here on various little things I’ve learned about the product. There are also a number of articles on the … Continue reading

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The Problems with Gods

When I was learning how to work with computers early in life, I ran across various documentation and writings that would liken the root account to being a god on the system. Over the years, I’ve seen other articles that … Continue reading

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A SQL Server Bug and Data Security

This week I saw a post from Microsoft Tiger Team on the issues with backup compression and TDE databases. Apparently when they added compression, they didn’t test a few edge cases. Or a few regular cases, like WITH INIT. There … Continue reading

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Oct 2, 2017 is the GA date for SQL Server 2017

Announced today at Microsoft Ignite, the general availability date is Oct 2, for Windows, Linux, and Docker. Time to get ready to upgrade.

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Sign up for Game Night

This year PASS is hosting Game Night as an official event, providing the room and support. Kevin Hill (b | t) is going to lead the event, and everyone should thank him for stepping up. If you’re willing to volunteer … Continue reading

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