Monthly Archives: October 2018

Webinar: The end of support for SQL Server 2008

Coeo is a partner with Redgate Software. Tomorrow they are hosting a webinar on what your position will be if you are still running SQL Server 2008 or R2 now. Extended support ends next year and now is the time … Continue reading

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Better Keyboard Extensions in Azure Data Studio

I used to use ALT+X to execute queries in SSMS. I spent years with this shortcut, but as I started to present more, CTRL+E felt more natural. I’ve now grown used to that, so when I typed CTRL+E in Azure … Continue reading

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Quitting Over Training

I saw a tweet awhile back from Alex Yates that said this: “If your employer won’t provide training because they are afraid you’ll become more employable and get a job somewhere else… it’s time to quit. Immediately.” That’s a strong statement, but … Continue reading

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Time for SQL in the City Summit–Chicago

This week is the last live SQL in the City Summit this year. It’s this Thursday at the Microsoft office in Chicago, and if you’re nearby, you can still register with “stevejones” as the code. We’ve presented this program in … Continue reading

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Big Data Analytics

How large is your analytics system? Do you have more than one machine for analytics? Do you have a cluster of machines that run Hadoop in a YARN cluster to analyze your data? Are there hundreds, or even thousands, of … Continue reading

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Installing Azure Data Studio

Azure Data Studio is the newest tool from Microsoft for working on the data platform. Last year we saw the preview release of this, called SQL Operations Studio. No one liked the name, and as the tools team at Microsoft … Continue reading

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Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses is a movie that makes me laugh. I’ve seen it a few times, and I’d likely watch it again if I stumbled on it during a flight or while flipping channels. I’ve had some bad bosses, even one I’d … Continue reading

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Republish: Selling Automation to Ops

On a plane, back to the UK, so republishing Selling Automation to Ops

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A $3 Billion Donation

Earlier this week, Microsoft agreed to grant royalty free licenses for 60,000 of its patents for Open Invention Network (OIN) members as it joins the group. The patents include a number that affect Android, Linux, OpenStack, and more. As recently as a … Continue reading

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Modeling and Design Are More Important in DevOps

I’ve run across a few customers that are adopting DevOps processes for the database. This makes sense as I deal with Redgate Customers, many of whom are doing this. As they adopt a Compliant Database DevOps process, it seems often … Continue reading

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