MCT Town Hall

Don’t forget the MCT Town Hall coming up in January where Microsoft Learning will share MCT Program updates and changes. There are two options for attending…


Cloudy with a Chance of Data

Going back to SQL Saturday Nashville for my fourth straight year. But, hot of the presses, I’m bringing a brand new presentation. Well, at least…


T-SQL Tuesday #97

Time for another T-SQL Tuesday, which is the brainchild of Adam Machanic (b|t). T-SQL Tuesday is the recurring and revolving #SQLFamily blog party that has…


Big Data Program

Achievement Unlocked. Six courses down and four to go for the Big Data Microsoft Professional Program. https://academy.microsoft.com/en-us/tracks/big-data/ Updated: 12/25/2017 – Three more down over the Christmas…


MCT Summit 2018

Good News! I will be speaking on “The PROCESS of SQL Queries” at the MCT Summit on February 26th – 28th. I will also be one…


In-Memory OLTP

Free ebook: SQL Server Internals – In-Memory OLTP. In this book Kalen Delaney introduces and explains how the 2016 In-Memory OLTP engine works. The Hekaton…


Classic Azure Portal Retired

Classic Azure Portal Retired: Microsoft announced today that they will close the Azure classic portal on January 8, 2018. All functions will be available in…


Azure Technical Reference

Building the right infrastructure for an Enterprise BI and Reporting solution is not easy. It takes weeks or months to evaluate all that is available….


Twenty Days of CosmosDB

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I had read a few of Simona Cotin’s tips on Twitter over the last few months, but had not realized that they…