Category Archives: Blog

GroupBy–Bringing DevOps to the Database

Today was my presentation in the April GroupBy conference lineup. I presented on DevOps and changing your database development to include more agile, DevOps, flexible development practices. If you want to get the deck, the slides are here: BringingDevOpstotheDatabase.pptx. The … Continue reading

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A Couple Weeks until VS Live–Austin

VS Live takes place in Austin on May 15-18, 2017. This is a great conference in a fun city. It’s a full stack event, with the change to learn about cloud computing, ALM/DevOps, SQL, and Visual Studio, all at the … Continue reading

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Limiting the Max–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I was chatting with someone the other day about MAX() and how it can work within a set of … Continue reading

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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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