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To me, it feels as if 2014 is a long time away. But it isn’t. Sinterklaas has already dropped off his presents and is probably already back in his castle in Spain. Christmas is almost upon us. And before we know it, we’ll be washing oliebollen down with Champagne.
That also means that I need to get cracking on preparing my precon seminar on ...
I had a great week last week. First at SQLRally Nordic, in Stockholm, where I presented a session on how improvements to the OVER clause can help you simplify queries in SQL Server 2012 enormously. And then I continued straight on into SQLRally Amsterdam, where I delivered a session on the performance implications of using user-defined functions ...
This weekend, I will be presenting two sessions at Silicon Valley Code Camp, in Los Altos Hills, CA. On Saturday, I will have an early start – the first time slot of the day, at 9:45 AM, I will present on how T-SQL user-defined functions can easily wreck your performance – and how you can prevent that.
On Sunday afternoon (1:15 PM), I will then ...
As some of you might know, I have been to SQLRally Nordic 2012 in Copenhagen earlier this week. I was able to attend many interesting sessions, I had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting new people, and I was allowed to present a session myself.
I understand that the PowerPoint slides and demo code I used in my session will be ...
The family of StreamInsight team bloggers has grown recently: Ming Lu from the StreamInsight test team has started publishing insightful articles on her blog about StreamInsight performance, debugger, and diagnostics troubleshooting. Ming began with a posting that introduces various notions around StreamInsight performance indicators, and ...
I first wrote about useful database maintenance scripts on my SQLBlog account way back in 2008. Hmmm - now that I think about it, I first wrote about my own useful database maintenance scripts in a journal called SQL Server Professional back in the mid-1990's on SQL Server v6.5 or some such. But I digress...
Anyway, I pointed out a couple ...
Back in late May, my pal Buck Woody (blog | twitter) and I presented SQL Server for the Oracle DBA. Buck played Jerry Lewis' role, while I played the straight man a la Dean Martin. You can see the recording and slide deck here. Since both Buck and I spent a considerable number of years working on Oracle, we felt like we had ...
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Before I jump onto the Goals and Themeword meme started by my buddy, Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter),
I decided I'd spend a few minutes looking back on both the year 2009.
(From a personal standpoint, the 00's were my most difficult decade
yet. Major problems of every stripe beset me on all sides and with
alarming frequency throughout ...