Monthly Archives: November 2018

Fundamentals

Volleyball season is approaching. Practice started last week for the team that I’m coaching this year, and I’m excited. I look forward to teaching and competing with a new group of athletes each year. I’ll also look forward to a … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #108

It’s that time of month, and this is a good topic as it relates to career learning. I’m a big fan of improving your career, so I like this topic. The invitation is from Mala, one of the people I … Continue reading

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Random Pix from the 2018 PASS Summit

A few memories from me. First, a beautiful late arrival view. My first session feels a little lonely It started to fill a bit later A few selfies, Angela Mala Bert David Brent TJ and my view during a break … Continue reading

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Internal Controls

I was browsing the Internet and stumbled on a small part of a larger story that struck me. Many of you may have heard of the story of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist for the Washington Post that was killed. I … Continue reading

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November Data Platform Releases

This past week was the PASS Summit in Seattle. It’s an annual conference that attracts thousands of SQL Server and data platform professionals. I am lucky in that I usually get to attend, and this year was no different, although … Continue reading

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Vote for the PASS Board of Directors

Voting is open for the PASS Board of Directors. It’s a non-event this year, with three open positions and three candidates. That’s disappointing, as I would hope to see new candidates, new blood, and some change in the organization. I’m … Continue reading

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Republish: Data Breach Danger

In Seattle today, delivering two talks, so you get a republish of Data Breach Danger.

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Republish: The Cost of Switching

Still on vacation. Enjoy The Cost of Switching

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Creating a Quick Dashboard Widget

I read Carlos Robles blog on creating an Azure Data Studio (ADS) insight widget and decided to try this for myself. I decided to try and get a list of object types and a count of each. Following instructions, here’s … Continue reading

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Wasted Work

I’ve been re-reading some of the manufacturing and DevOps books that I’ve collected over the years. In these texts, there are a number of concepts that stand out, but one that resonates with me is the concept of waste. There’s … Continue reading

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