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Oct 31, 2011

Is SQL University's professional development week as cool as Shark Week?

I’m honored to be part of the the SQL University community project this week. Mike Walsh and I will be exploring topics related to professional....More
Oct 29, 2011

Where Are Your Goals Taking You?

Your life is truly like a rudderless ship on the ocean if you have no plans. But at the same time, the best captain can lose their rudder from time....More
Oct 27, 2011

What's the difference between a choice and a mistake?

Do you care about leadership? Do you care about moving your career forward in a positive way? Then pay attention to this advice. Choose to stop....More
Mar 21, 2011

Magic Quadrant Reveals Users Want Mobile BI Platforms1

Gartner released its 2011 Business Intelligence Platform Magic Quadrant that lists vendors that should be considered when selecting a business....More
Jan 28, 2011

Stacia Misner on How Managed Self-Service BI Overcomes Traditional BI Shortcomings

Like any new SQL Server technology, managed self-service BI raises some questions for BI pros, DBAs, and developers. Is managed self-service going to....More
Jan 28, 2011

What is the Best Value for the Fill Factor? Index, Fill Factor and Performance, Part 23

Pinal Dave explains the optimal value of the fill factor with detailed explanation....More
Jan 20, 2011

What is Fill Factor? Index, Fill Factor and Performance, Part 11

In this part 1 of 2 part series about Fill Factor Pinal Dave discussed what is fill factor and how to take a quick look at it....More
Jan 19, 2011

HP and Microsoft Announce New Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Appliances

Today, Microsoft and HP announced the availability of five new converged appliances—the HP Business Decision Appliance, the HP Enterprise Data....More
Jan 13, 2011

Quick Look at SQL Server Configuration for Performance Indications2

Quick Look at SQL Server Configuration which gives indication for performance of Server. A notes from performance tuning project from client....More
Jan 04, 2011

Beginning Performance Tuning with SQL Server5

Pinal provides a look at the SQL Server Management tools and a T-SQL command that he uses for performance tuning....More
Dec 29, 2010

Resources Highlight SQL Server Denali’s New and Improved SSIS Features

The latest version of SQL Server, code-named Denali, includes many new and improved features and tools, but I’ve been most interested in the changes....More
Nov 09, 2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse Edition Released to Manufacturing

At PASS Summit 2010, Microsoft announced it's new Massively Parallel Processor (MPP) data warehousing appliance, SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data....More
Sep 22, 2010

Logi Ad Hoc Releases Ad Hoc Version 10

Logi Ad Hoc has released Ad Hoc Version 10, a self-service BI application that lets business users create reports and dashboards....More
Sep 20, 2010

Stacia Misner Discusses SSRS 2008 R2’s Lesser-Known Features

Stacia Misner talks about a handful of SSRS 2008 R2's lesser-known new features, including Excel rendering, shared data sets, and more....More
Aug 03, 2010

Beta for New Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Announced

LightSwitch is a developer tool based on .NET that “will be the easiest way to build business applications for the desktop and the cloud,” according....More
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