Monthly Archives: May 2018

Editorial Republish: Mercenary

I’m out at the Redgate Data Privacy Summit today, so I’ve republished Mercenary.

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Ten Years at Redgate

This year was my 10th anniversary of working for Redgate. The actual date was a bit ago, but they held off my celebration until I came over. These are nice at Redgate, better than at some companies where I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Music City Data

I’ve never spoken in Tennessee. I’ve wanted to visit, but the I’ve only managed to drive through a part of the state or transfer in the airport. That changes at the end of this month. Music City Tech, a three … Continue reading

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Editorial Republish: The Value of Data

I’m busy today, in the Redgate office, rehearsing and practicing for the SQL Privacy Summit. Today I’m republishing The Value of Data.

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Getting All Users

I saw someone that wanted to get all users from all databases on their instance. Seems like that ought to be simple, right? The user wanted to use sp_MSforeachdb to query users, but wanted a single result set for all … Continue reading

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Reaching the Refactoring Redoubt with #SQLPrompt

I enjoy themes, and when I ran across the SQL Prompt Treasure Island, I had to take a few minutes and go through it. I wrote about Code Snippet Cove first, and this post finishes my movement around the map. … Continue reading

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Interviewing Avatars

Imagine that you go to interview a candidate over Skype or even a phone call and the first thing you see or hear is: “Hi, my name is Hank, and I am an avatar. I will answer all your questions … Continue reading

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Finding Tabs in SSMS–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. Someone posted this as a question and I thought it was worth noting. I use SQL Prompt for formatting, … Continue reading

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Power BI Desktop on the Mac

Power Bi is one of the neatest tools that Microsoft has built for data professionals. It allows anyone to build fantastic interactive visualizations that can help tell a story and help someone make decisions. There have been some amazing demo … Continue reading

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First Wave of Sessions for PASSSummit Now Available

The first wave of sessions for the #PASSSummit have been released. You can see the list at: http://www.pass.org/summit/2018/Learn/ConferenceSessions.aspx I am honored to have a session on the list. This year, I’ll be doing a session called Minimizing the Impact of … Continue reading

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