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TSQLTuesday.com – Quick WordPress Setup in Azure

When I agreed to host the T-SQL Tuesday site, I wasn’t sure what to do. I thought about just putting up a static page, one I’d edit, but in some conversations with Adam Machanic, he wanted to have a few … Continue reading

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Change Approvals

Part of a developer’s or DBA’s career is getting their work released to some system where others can use the system. Some of us may do this more than others, but we all usually have some role, whether in packaging … Continue reading

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I Hate To Send This Email

I use TrueDelta to report my car status every month. It’s a nice service, allowing car owners to see what experiences others have, and think about which models and years might be a good fit for me. I’ve tracked multiple … Continue reading

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Delete an Azure SQL Database from PowerShell

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. One of the things I’ve been working on is trying to get my DevOps, continuous delivery pipeline working with … Continue reading

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Launching Products

Over the years I’ve seen a lot of products launched. I still remember the fanfare around Windows 95, and the efforts to make this an event of sorts, back when virtual events didn’t make sense. There have been a few … Continue reading

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Building a Database DevOps Process at the Data Platform Summit 2017

I’m heading to India this August for the Data Platform Summit 2017. I am honored to have been selected to deliver a pre-conference seminar called “Building a Database DevOps Process”, where I’ll walk through the way in which you can … Continue reading

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We are All Data Companies

I have seen more than a few people note that every company is a software company. Or that every company should be a software company because software is becoming so important. I’m not sure that’s true. My mechanic certainly uses … Continue reading

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Why DevOps? Employee Satisfaction

DevOps is being embraced by more and more companies, but still a minority of organizations that perform software development. There are plenty of software developers, project managers, and operational staff that are comfortable with their own process, even as they … Continue reading

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Using Trace Flags

At SQLServerCentral, we recently published a list of all the trace flags from Konstantin Taranov. It’s a great list, and thanks to Konstantin for compiling it. While I haven’t often used trace flags, there are some that have really helped … Continue reading

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SQL Bits in less than a month

I’m getting excited, and you should as well. Join me at a fantastic conference in the UK this spring. Register today and come to a training day and learn something. I might just see you there, as I’m thinking to … Continue reading

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