Monthly Archives: October 2017

DevOps Basics – Ignoring Files in Git

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. One of the … Continue reading

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Prepping for Summit 2017

It’s about time for the PASS 2017 Summit. The event essentially starts on Monday with pre-cons and the unofficial networking dinner. Be sure you RSVP and come to the dinner if you don’t have plans. The official event is Many … Continue reading

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Physical or Virtual Storage

When I started working with SQL Server, every server had what we’d call das-dee, or DASD (Direct Attached Storage Devices). These were hard drives inside the same physical case as the rest of the Windows computer. I’ve added lots of … Continue reading

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Unstructured Data

Is unstructured data a bad term? I saw some data professionals complaining about this, saying all data is structured. That’s usually true. A CSV, even a ragged one has structure. XML and JSON have structure, even if it might vary … Continue reading

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Basic FORMATting– #SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I saw the addition of FORMAT() to the T-SQL language, but didn’t play with it much. Recently it appeared … Continue reading

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All Day DevOps Slides

The conference will upload the slides to Slide Share at some point, but if you want to get them now, here are the slides from my talk: Including Database in DevOps – AllDayDevOps.pptx If you  have questions, drop a note … Continue reading

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Redgate at Summit 2017

I’ll be heading out to the PASS Summit next week, spending Halloween in a conference center with a lot of other geeks. I know some of you won’t make it, and we’ll miss you, but I understand. I’m meeting my … Continue reading

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Gigging for a Career

There are some people that like working for an organization, sacrificing some compensation and flexibility for stability and security. Others enjoy the chance to experience constantly changing environments and a rich variety of projects at the expense of regularly searching … Continue reading

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SQL Clone Server Service Permissions

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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All DevOps All Day

There is no shortage of webinar events taking place for technology professionals. From our monthly Redgate DevOps webinars to the GroupBy conference to PASS Virtual chapters, there’s a huge set of online events that you can attend and learn from. It’s gotten to the point … Continue reading

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