Tag Archives: syndicated

Lots of Resources

I’ve got a small Azure subscription, but there are a lot of resources in my mini lab. Forty seven, to be exact right now. When I look at my bill, it’s got lots of details, but not always easy to … Continue reading

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Back to the Big Easy and SQL Saturday #628 in Baton Rouge

I’ve been fortunate enough to get to the Baton Rouge SQL Saturday a number of times. I think I’ve been 3 times and am heading back in a week for my fourth. This is an amazing event, one of the … Continue reading

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DevOps Basics–Git log

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is also a part of a basic series on git and how to use it. In a few … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2017 RC1 is Here

And I’ve got it. Glenn Berry posted a a link to the MSDN blog and almost immediately a note that the link was still the CTP. I decided to fire up my Ubuntu install and check. No updates there, though … Continue reading

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PowerShell $env Variables

I was playing with containers the other day, reading a Simple Talk article on the topic, and noticed the code in PowerShell (PoSh) used the $env:xx syntax for variables. I know I’ve seen this before, but for some reason this … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #92–Hard Lessons

A quick post, written last week as I’m relaxing in the mountains. This month the topic is lessons learned the hard way, from Raul Gonzalez. It’s interesting, and certainly one where I have experience. I make mistakes regularly, though I … Continue reading

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Bash on Windows

With SQL Server coming on Linux, some people will want to learn a bit of Linux. Or perhaps they need to get re-acquainted with the OS, which is my situation. I grew up on DOS, but moved to Unix in … Continue reading

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Becoming an MVP

“Climb the mountain to see the world, not be seen by the world.” – from Tim Ford. This past July 1 was the renewal date for a number of Microsoft MVPs. The program has changed in the last year, moving … Continue reading

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SSoL–Exiting Root

I don’t think most of us need to know Linux, but if you end up managing a system, it’s good to have a little idea of how to get around. This is a short series of posts as I remember … Continue reading

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Database Mirroring Needs FQDNs

A quick basic post, and one that I’ve forgotten. Since blogging is a good way to remind myself of things, here goes. I was testing Database Mirroring (DBM) recently for an upgrade situation. I’ve set up it up in the … Continue reading

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