Tag Archives: Microsoft

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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Syntactic Sugar

There are all sort of features and enhancements that Microsoft can make to the SQL Server platform. If you look around Connect, you’ll see suggestions for improvements, such adding common checks, as well as additions like adding virtual tables. I’m … Continue reading

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DevOps at Microsoft

I’ve been watching Microsoft for quite a few years, with my career being tightly intertwined with the company for 25 years.  I’m amazed by the way the company has changed in the last five years. It’s probably been longer than … Continue reading

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Another Re-Release

If you haven’t noticed, SQL Server Release Services dropped an updated CU6 for SQL Server 2014 SP1 this week. This replaces a previous CU6 that had a NOLOCK bug in it, and the old KB article (and patch) have been … Continue reading

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Open Source SQLPS

I first saw PowerShell in 2007 or 2008 at TechEd. I was both fascinated and excited, finding the idea of using command line tools both nostalgic as well as handy. Certainly there have been a number of file based operations I’ve wanted … Continue reading

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