SQL Server

SQL Operations Studio

Introducing Microsoft SQL Operations Studio, which is a free, light-weight tool for modern database development and operations for SQL Server on Windows, Linux and Docker, Azure…

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Get Certified on SQL Server

T-SQL Tuesday #89 – The times they are a-changing Thank you to Koen Verbeeck for hosting this month’s T-SQL Tuesday. The topic for this month…


SQL Workbooks

So Kendra Little is starting a SQL Workbooks website where she will be helping people learn SQL Server by solving problems. I have always enjoyed…


Nashville #581

It is a very cold and rainy day for the first SQL Saturday of 2017. Nashville is one of the events I attend every year…


Exam Passed – 473

Well, that was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I was able to pass the 70-473 exam for the Cloud Data Platform Specialist…


Security and SQL Azure

I was doing some research on Security and SQL Azure Databases and found this great article form Joseph D’Antoni (Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting) and Stacia…


Big Data Challenge

I completed the Know It, Prove It challenge and earned the Microsoft Virtual Academy Big Data badge. Whether you’re a Developer, Data Pro, or student, you…


Hekaton in SQL Server 2016 SP1

From the SQL Server Database Engine blog: With the release of SQL Server 2016 SP1, one of the outcomes is that In-Memory OLTP (aka Hekaton),…


SQL Service Pack released

Just six months after SQL Server 2016 was released on June 1, 2016, the product has received its very first Service Pack from Microsoft. This…


SQL Server on Linux

Today, Microsoft announced the public preview of the next release of SQL Server on Linux and Windows, which brings the power of SQL Server to Linux…


IndyPASS November

Tomorrow night we have Peter Shore presenting an Introduction to Infrastructure for the DBA. It doesn’t matter if you are a Junior DBA, an accidental DBA…


MVP Summit 2016

I am so thrilled to be attending my first MVP Summit. I would love to say more about it, but there are signs everywhere reminding…