Monthly Archives: July 2010

SQL Saturday #51 in Nashville

I just found out today that I will be one of the speakers at SQL Saturday #51 in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, August 21, 2010.  My presentation will be: DMV Emergency Room! If you have ever been responsible for a … Continue reading

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New Laptop Time

I’ve been looking for a new “thin and light” laptop to use for teaching, and for presentations and demonstrations at upcoming SQL Server events, such as SQLSaturday and the PASS 2010 Summit. I wanted something that that had a 32nm … Continue reading

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Project Houston For SQL Azure

Microsoft has released CTP1 of Project Houston for SQL Azure. Project Houston is a Silverlight web based database management tool that lets you manage and develop SQL Azure databases using a web browser. You have to go to SQL Azure … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Update 9

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Update 9 (CU9). The KB Article for the CU is located here. This is Build 2789, and it contains 34 fixes, that are pretty well scattered over the Engine, SSAS, SSRS and … Continue reading

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Pitching in for a Good Cause!

Fellow SQL Server MVP Arnie Rowland (blog | twitter) has done a great job organizing an interesting effort to help unemployed and underemployed software developers to improve their skill set, while also helping a deserving non-profit organization, school or church … Continue reading

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Speaking at SQL Server Connections in Las Vegas, November 1-4, 2010

Today, I received the official word that I will be presenting two sessions in the track at the SQL Server Connections conference on November 1-4. I feel quite humbled to be included with the other great speakers at the … Continue reading

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SQL Server DMV Starter Pack E-Book Published

Red Gate Books has published a new e-book called “SQL Server DMV Starter Pack”, which you can download for free here. This e-book is based pretty heavily on my DMV a Day Series that I wrote during April, 2010. The … Continue reading

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