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…


MCT Regional Lead 2018

I am very honored to once again be selected to serve the MCT Community as an MCT Regional Lead for 2018 – 2019. The MCT…


Azure Databricks

During the keynote at this weeks Connect() developer conference, Microsoft unveiled a new service that integrates the Azure platform with a globally distributed streaming analytics solution. Now…


Three Year Across America

Yes, it is the over-rated travel slideshow. But over the last three years I’ve been speaking at many SQL Saturday events, attending Microsoft Conferences, or…


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…