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Nov 18, 2011

The SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour: Get Recognized for Your SQL Server Solutions

The SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour could come to your city and you could be featured at an event....More
Jul 31, 2012

What would the world look like if businesses led a purpose driven life rather than focusing solely on shareholder value?

Many books exhort you to live a purpose driven life. But the notion of trying to lead a purpose driven business is rarely discussed outside faith based organizations. In fact, companies, along with officers and directors of the company, are often sued for doing anything other than worrying about maximizing shareholder value. Scot’s....More
Oct 09, 2014

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 10: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #3

You can interject a SQL Server Job Step into your Jobs and have this new/injected Job Step do some checking for you. Here's a look at everything that’s involved in such an approach....More
Oct 02, 2011

SQL Server 2012 T-SQL at a Glance: New and Enhanced Functions

Itzik describes new T-SQL scalar functions in SQL Server 2012 CTP 3....More
Jun 20, 2014

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Moves Predictive Analytics into the Cloud

Find out about Microsoft's new Azure Machine Learning Predictive Analytics....More
Jun 20, 2014

Microsoft Cloud Predictive Analytics Preview Coming Soon

A preview of Azure Machine Learning, or Azure ML (project code name "Passau"), will be made publicly available in July 2014....More
Sep 12, 2014

Managing a Healthy SQL Server Database: Three Principles We Overlook

In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
Jul 31, 2012

Recovering a database with a missing transaction log

Usually when a database has open transactions and the server crashes, crash recovery will run on the affected database and roll back the open transactions....More
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 development. Of course, my entire L.E.A.P. blog is focused on this topic in various ways so the SQL University theme isn’t too much of a stretch for me. I’m pretty sure that the fall 2011....More
Jul 02, 2013

What's the Data Modeling Standard for Business Intelligence Systems?

What are the industry standard approaches for modeling dimensional data modelling?....More

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