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A New New Microsoft

Microsoft is changing again. Microsoft is reorganizing and the head of Windows, Terry Myerson, is leaving. The reorganization isn’t that surprising, as like most large companies, Microsoft usually does something each year. What is interesting is that they are moving away from … Continue reading

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A True Lift and Shift

Microsoft bought a data center. That’s not news, after all, they’ve been building and buying data centers for some time as they look to expand their Azure footprint, as well as continue to power their own internal systems. As they’ve grown, they’ve also learned … Continue reading

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Decouple the Tools

For years, SQL Server included a complete set of add-ons with the main product. We got SSIS, SSRS, and more as part of an integrated installation. This also included things like Books Online and various tools, such as Profiler, bcp, … Continue reading

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Creating a Books Online Pull Request

One of the neat things at Microsoft did last year was put Books Online in GitHub. This is in the MicrosoftDocs org under the sql-docs repo. The organization is a bit funny, but once you get used to it, you … Continue reading

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Voting for Change

Microsoft does listen to us. They’ve made a number of changes in SQL Server 2016/2107 in response to community votes and requests. The main way to make these is through Connect, though keep in mind that lots of items get filed, … Continue reading

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Improving Replication

I really like replication as a technology. I think the ability to move data around to other systems, at a gross level, is extremely handy in many systems. While SSIS and other ETL tools are very flexible and powerful, they … Continue reading

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Looking Back at Build–CosmosDB

Part of a series looking back at Build 2017, going over the 20+ pages of notes I took. One of the big announcements at Build 2017 was the release of CosmosDB. This is a rebranding of DocumentDB, the document store … Continue reading

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Listening and Taking Action

One way most of us would like to work is to have others listen to our concerns, our requests, our requirements, and then take action to help us. One of the principles of DevOps is just this. We work together … Continue reading

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A (mostly) Unwired Week at #MSBuild

Part of a series looking back at Build 2017, going over the 20+ pages of notes I took. Last week I had the opportunity to attend Microsoft’s Build conference, and as I wrote, I planned to use a notebook and … Continue reading

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Three Days and a Notebook

This is a short week of work for me, really just today before heading off to attend Microsoft Build 2017. I’ll spend the rest of the week watching Microsoft show off their latest tools, ideas, technology, and more at the … Continue reading

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