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Adam Machanic (Blog | @AdamMachanic) emailed me way back in July 2007 and asked if I’d be interested in joining the awesome crew blogging at SQLBlog.com. I was honored to be asked and loved the idea of joining the bloggers here (“A group of really smart SQL Server bloggers… plus me”).
And wow – this is my 700th post at SQLBlog!
Thank you, ...
Here on SQLblog, we take spam seriously. Actually, I should rephrase that: I take spam really, really, really seriously, some other people take spam somewhat seriously, and some don't really seem to care. It all balances out in the end. We've done a pretty good job keeping the site clean and mostly spam-free. We have a few different automated ...
Over the past few days you might have noticed that the SQLblog external feeds roller had mysteriously vanished. We had some technical difficulties on Tuesday, things appeared to have fixed themselves by Wednesday morning, and then the problems returned Wednesday evening. So I decided to disable the feature. Honestly, I didn't ...
SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Report Builder 2.0 delivers an intuitive, Office-like
report authoring environment enabling business and power users to leverage their experience
with Microsoft Office 2007 products. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
Report Builder 2.0 supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2008 ...
Thanks to those who attended the second meeting of the Boise
SQL Server User Group. We had a good turnout of around 30 people and I hope everyone
enjoyed my presentation of SQL Server 2008 Integration Services (SSIS). I tried to
balance the presentation between those who hadn't used SSIS and those who have.
If you are interested in the ...
The newly formed Boise SQL
Server User Group kicks off its first meeting with Kalen
Delaney on June 25, 2008.
I'm happy to see a Microsoft SQL Server user group in Boise. It will fit nicely with
the other development and SharePoint groups in town.
For more information, contact Cindy
Gross of Microsoft.
It's generally known that if you want to run any tests, code analysis, or database
project build/deployment that you need to install one or more Team Edition of VSTS
on your build server. What's not so well known are the licensing ramifications around
Fortunately Jeff Beehler,
Team System Chief of Staff, has posted
Back home now, and I have a moment to get the photos downloaded from my camera and
uploaded to my blog. Next time I'll take my SD card reader with me.
As you can see, registration was quite busy. I heard that there were 4000 people there,
but didn't count them myself. The long lines delayed the keynote by about an hour:
In this, my first post of (hopefully) several today, I'm sitting in the keynote session
(next to Douglas
McDowell), listening to Tom
Brokaw warm up the audience. What a nice surprise. It definitely stopped all the
geeks in their tracks, to listen to his wise words, gathered from years of experience
in all matters mankind.
Time flies. It's been a year since Dr. Gray, a Microsoft research fellow and Turing
Award-winner, went missing while
sailing off San Francisco. A year ago, at Boise Code Camp 2.0, I hosted a session
on finding Jim
Gray, using Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
Now, a year after Dr. Gray went missing, the Association
of Computing Machinery ...