How I Became A…SQL Server Data Professional

Last night I saw a tweet from Matt Gordon (b|t); the topic caught my eye – “How I Became A…SQL Server Data Professional”. The original idea spawned from Kevin who is known as the SQL Cyclist (b|t) over here at this post I’ll have to fill in the blank the same as Matt Gordon has …

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What Is SQL Saturday?

I was recently approached and asked, "What is SQL Saturday? I actually get asked that question more times than not from other people within and outside the community that have never had the pleasure of attending an event. I'd like to take a moment, and from my own perspective lay out the what, why, and …

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Backup/Restore–What’s My Status?

The day begins and you find yourself going through a list in your mind of things that need to be accomplished. You either make a mental note, jot it down on paper, or input notes into your mobile device. The day is getting off to a great start; you feel as though you have a …

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Why Use Red Gate’s SQL Multi Script?

Someone once told me at the shop that we have plenty of software utilities laying around that could be very useful that no one is utilizing. I got to thinking about that from a DBA standpoint; we are fortunate enough to have the Tool Belt from Red Gate and with that comes a plethora of …

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Hold The Fort

Have you ever heard the phrase "Hold The Fort"? Long ago in battle supply routes were targeted by enemy regiments that would cut off rations to fighting units. As the battle ensued the enemy had driven back their counterparts to a small area on a hill. They were being overwhelmed with many wounded and dying; …

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PASS Summit Keynote 2 – Release 2

Dr. David DeWitt is getting ready to take the stage to a huge ovation and is thrilled to be back at PASS Summit. Haha, bring back #BringBackRimma is a twitter tag that he has put in place....looking forward to hearing Dr. David DeWitt speak today..... Why data warehousing in the cloud Scalable DW fundamentals A …

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PASS Summit Keynote 2 – Release 1

Grant Fritchey taking the stage to talk about the financial health of PASS. 250k members , 170 countries, and 87% global representation - outstanding. 73% return into the community; focused on being a one global community 119 SQL Saturday Events held in 2016; have had pretty solid growth over the course of 2012-2016 Six 24 …

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PASS Keynote Part 2 – Live Coverage

  Good morning from PASS Summit in Seattle, Washington. Like yesterday I will be live blogging the event. The same format of the blog will apply with up to 5 releases every 15 minutes. Yesterday was a great first keynote, and from what it appears attendees are pretty excited to see what the second keynote …

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PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 5

Julie Koesmarno, Senior Project Manager at Microsoft, takes the stage to talk about business analytics utilizing War and Peace. Tracing emotions of each key characters via a heat map.....pretty cool to see application of SQL Light language. Cognitive capabilities managed with big data...... Deep learning is everywhere; this means that SQL Server 2016 falls into …

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PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 4

Document DB: Blazing fast planet-scale NoSQL: Guaranteed Low Latency Elastically Scaling Storage Elastically Scaling Throughput No Impedance Mismatch Choice of Consistency Enterprise Level SLA Azure + DocumentDB with leading game technology. A game and TV show integration of Walking Dead that brings exclusive clip content into the game using Azure media services. 15 million installs …

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