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T-SQL Tuesday #098–2018 Goals

A great topic for T-SQL Tuesday this time from @sqlmal. It’s Setting Learning Goals for 2018, and it’s a topic I both loathe and love. I hate making commitments that I can’t keep, and I constantly find that a chaotic … Continue reading

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Pluralsight for Another Year

One of the ways that I try to keep current and learn is through Pluralsight. I’m lucky to get a subscription as a Data Platform MVP, but I’m sure Redgate would pay for one if I didn’t. My subscription ran … Continue reading

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In a basement, a long, long time ago… #tsql2sday

It’s T-SQL Tuesday time and this is a good one. Read the invitation and proceed. Who Influenced Me? I’ve been working SQL Server for a long time. Since 1991, in fact, and had held 4 jobs as a DBA or … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #93–Interviewing Patterns

It’s time for T-SQL Tuesday, and this is a good topic. Not too close to T-SQL, but certainly something many people are interested in. Kendra Little hosts this month, and her topic is interviewing patterns and anti-patterns. Things that are … Continue reading

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A New Look

I was browsing around the Internet recently, collecting links for Database Weekly when I came to Michael J Swart’s blog. I love Michael’s writing and drawing. On a whim, I asked if he’d do an avatar. He agreed, and sent … Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Software

This editorial was originally published on April 27, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is out of town. I’ve been working with computers and software for most of my life, but it’s been a career for a couple of … Continue reading

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Promoting Engineers

This editorial was originally published on May 1, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is at SQL Bits. Never, ever promote your best salesperson. That’s the advice that Scott Horowitz got from his father. He talks a little about how … Continue reading

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How Much Can You Learn?

One of the things we’ve tried to do at SQLServerCentral is provide a way for SQL Server professionals to continue to learn more about the platform over time. Andy Warren and I have debated how to best do this over … Continue reading

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No Overtime

This editorial was originally published on Dec 5, 2011. It is being re-run as Steve is out of town. It’s been a long time since I received overtime at any job. Most of my IT work has been with a … Continue reading

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Examining SQL Server 2016

SQL Sever 2016 is getting close to release. The updates are coming fast and furious, causing issues in some cases as many people look to test the new features in different environments. Personally, I’m struggling a bit to determine which … Continue reading

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