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Lots of Resources

I’ve got a small Azure subscription, but there are a lot of resources in my mini lab. Forty seven, to be exact right now. When I look at my bill, it’s got lots of details, but not always easy to … Continue reading

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Back to the Big Easy and SQL Saturday #628 in Baton Rouge

I’ve been fortunate enough to get to the Baton Rouge SQL Saturday a number of times. I think I’ve been 3 times and am heading back in a week for my fourth. This is an amazing event, one of the … Continue reading

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DevOps Basics–Git log

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. In a few … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2017 RC1 is Here

And I’ve got it. Glenn Berry posted a a link to the MSDN blog and almost immediately a note that the link was still the CTP. I decided to fire up my Ubuntu install and check. No updates there, though … Continue reading

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PowerShell $env Variables

I was playing with containers the other day, reading a Simple Talk article on the topic, and noticed the code in PowerShell (PoSh) used the $env:xx syntax for variables. I know I’ve seen this before, but for some reason this … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #92–Hard Lessons

A quick post, written last week as I’m relaxing in the mountains. This month the topic is lessons learned the hard way, from Raul Gonzalez. It’s interesting, and certainly one where I have experience. I make mistakes regularly, though I … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

No blogging this week. I’m taking a much needed break in the Colorado mountains with my family. I’ll likely be unwired for the most part, so not responding to email, tweets, texts, comments, etc. Enjoy the week everyone.

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Bash on Windows

With SQL Server coming on Linux, some people will want to learn a bit of Linux. Or perhaps they need to get re-acquainted with the OS, which is my situation. I grew up on DOS, but moved to Unix in … Continue reading

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Becoming an MVP

“Climb the mountain to see the world, not be seen by the world.” – from Tim Ford. This past July 1 was the renewal date for a number of Microsoft MVPs. The program has changed in the last year, moving … Continue reading

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SSoL–Exiting Root

I don’t think most of us need to know Linux, but if you end up managing a system, it’s good to have a little idea of how to get around. This is a short series of posts as I remember … Continue reading

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