SQL Server

SQL Server 2017 Released

 Announcement from #MSDataAmp SQL Server 2017 is here.  Also check out this blog post on AI built into data services. Watch the entire #MSdataAmp webinar as…


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…