Category Archives: Blog

Still time to enter the SQL Clone contest

You could win an Amazon Echo from Redgate. Our contest is still open for a few days, so post a comment on my blog and take your chances. I’ll be picking from the comments next week.

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DevOps Basics– git Cloning Repos

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This continues my series on git, because I think it’s good to know what the command line is and … Continue reading

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A Sore Throat from Traveling

I’ve been avoiding recording podcasts for most of the last two weeks, so there haven’t been any. My apologies to those people that like the editorial as a podcast, but I’ve been ill and my voice is slightly shot. After … Continue reading

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SQL Server on Linux (Ubuntu)–Updating from Early CTP

I’ve been testing the SQL Server on Linux for a long time. After the recent Microsoft Data Amp event, I saw the announcement for CTP-2. So I did what I’ve been doing for some time on my Ubuntu machine: sudo … Continue reading

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Agent Phases in VSTS Deployment

VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) continues to grow and change over time. It seems every few months I see some new features and changes, which are good and bad. Good in that usually things improve. Bad in that I get … Continue reading

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Making VSTS Deployment Changes to Databases without Breaking Your Application

One of the things that I do a lot is demo changes to databases with CI/CD in a DevOps fashion. However, I also want to make some application changes to my sample app without breaking things. As a result, I’ve … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #89–Changing Times

This month the invitation is from Koen Verbeeck and it has to do with the cloud changes coming to the data world, especially SQL Server. That’s an interesting topic, not necessarily technical, but it is an interesting one to think … Continue reading

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Upgrading VSTS Redgate Build Tasks

I’ve been putting it off, but in prepping for SQL Bits demos, I decided this was a good time to just upgrade my original build and release tasks on VSTS from v1 to v2 for the Redgate tasks. The first … Continue reading

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Margaritas and TexMex at VS Live

takes place in a few weeks and I’m excited. Austin is one of those cities I enjoy visiting, with a few friends, now a Redgate office, and some great good and drink. I’m hoping my wife will come along and … Continue reading

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Speaking at SQL Saturday #621–Silicon Valley

Once again I’m heading back to the Valley. I was accepted to speak at SQL Saturday #621 – Silicon Valley on April 22, 2017. This is one of the larger SQL Saturday events in the US and I enjoy visiting … Continue reading

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