Category Archives: Editorial

SQL Server Phone Home

A few versions ago Microsoft added the Customer Experience Improvement Service to the SQL Server platform. This is the CEIP service, and it comes with SQL Server. It is designed to get telemetry from your operation of a SQL Server … Continue reading

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Chopping Off Data

Do you know the difference between XLS and XLSX? They’re both Excel formats, and many of us might just use one or the other. After all, the latest versions of Excel work with both, and if you’ve been using a … Continue reading

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Career Goals and Inspiration

Many of us start working in technology because we enjoy programming or software or data or some other aspect of computing. We usually have some excitement that gets us motivated to start learning or apply for a job. Over time, we … Continue reading

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The Degradation of the Turing Test

The Turing Test from Alan Turing was proposed as a test of an intelligent system. Could a human determine if the other party in a conversation was a machine? This was an interesting way of imagining how powerful a computer … Continue reading

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