Development en IT/Dev Connections 2017 Welcomes Track Chair Veteran Chander Dhall <div class="node-body link-body">Chander Dhall, one of the most well-known technical leaders in the development industry, is once again taking the helm of our Development and DevOps track for the 2017 conference. Chander’s contributions are one of the biggest reasons why IT/Dev Connections is considered the best developer’s conference each year.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development IT/Dev Connections 2017 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:31:00 +0000 34571 at Microsoft Announces Availability of DocumentDB and Azure Search <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has announced the general availability of two new services: Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft's horse in the NoSQL race, and Azure Search.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server Development Azure Azure Search Business Intelligence Professional database Database Administrator Database Developer Developer DocumentDB Hadoop IT Manager NoSQL SQL Server Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:34:00 +0000 23161 at Table Variable Tip <div class="field-deck"> Table variables aren't affected by user transaction rollback </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One great reason to use table variables rather than temporary tables is that table variables aren't affected when a user transaction rolls back.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> T-SQL SQL Server Performance SQL Server T-SQL table variables temporary tables Mon, 09 Feb 2015 03:53:00 +0000 22871 at A Big Deal for Big Data? Microsoft, R and You <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft announced at the end of last month that it was acquiring Revolution Analytics, a commercial provider of software and services for the open source R programming language. R is focused on statistical computing and predictive analytics, which will be key to enabling Microsoft to offer customers the kinds of tools they need to make sense of big data.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server Development Analytics big data Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Professional data visualization Database Administrator Database Developer Developer IT Manager R R Project Revolution Analytics Visualization Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:02:00 +0000 22741 at R visualization of how the World Cup national teams are drawn from League players from around the world The Last non NULL Puzzle <div class="field-deck"> Two solutions to a common problem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Returning the last non NULL value is a common and simple need, but there's no straightforward solution.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> T-SQL SQL Server non NULL Null SQL Server T-SQL Fri, 09 Jan 2015 02:30:00 +0000 22321 at Use the TOP Filter's WITH TIES Option <div class="field-deck"> Learn what this option does </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Take a little quiz to see if you know what the TOP filter's WITH TIES option does.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> T-SQL SQL Server TOP filter WITH TIES option Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 21941 at SQL Server PHP and JDBC Drivers Released to GA <div class="node-body article-body">The drivers for PHP and JDBC for SQL Server spent just around a month in beta and are now publicly available.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server Development Java JDBC PHP SQL Server Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:50:00 +0000 22151 at Avoid Unnecessary Lookups when Using ROW_NUMBER for Paging <div class="field-deck"> Improve your solution's performance </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eliminate unnecessary lookups to improve the performance of the typical solution for paging using row numbers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> T-SQL SQL Server lookups Paging Performance ROW_NUMBER Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 21931 at Compute a Trimmed Mean <div class="field-deck"> Learn two methods: the NTILE function and the PERCENT_RANK or CUME_DIST function </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Use the trimmed mean method to exclude outliers from the computation of an average aggregate.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> T-SQL SQL Server CUME_DIST NTILE PERCENT_RANK trimmed mean Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0000 21921 at Learn How to Deduplicate Data <div class="field-deck"> Remove duplicate rows from a table </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discover a simple method for deduplicating data.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> T-SQL SQL Server data deduplicate duplicate T-SQL Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 21691 at