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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
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within....More
Oct 02, 2011

SQL Server 2012 T-SQL at a Glance: New and Enhanced Functions1

Itzik describes new T-SQL scalar functions in SQL Server 2012 CTP 3....More
Nov 05, 2014

SQL PASS Summit 2014 Day One Keynote

Highlights from the PASS Summit 2014 day one keynote....More
Jan 25, 2016

Top Takeaways from Microsoft's Reporting Roadmap

The future for on-premises Microsoft business intelligence looks a whole lot brighter these days. Here are the top five takeaways from Microsoft's recent business intelligence announcements....More
Jul 17, 2017

How Inferred Linking in Matched Records Digs Deeper into Your Data

Duplicate records clutter databases and render the data within them unclear. This kind of problem is very common, and it’s the main reason that deduping software exists. But there’s another benefit to deduplication software: the ability to infer connections between individual records from various data sets....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?4

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

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