I’m little late posting this, but wanted to log some notes about the first ever ITCampSaturday that ran in in Tampa back on March 19th. The formula for the event was basically the same as SQLSaturday (both a minor compliment and a practical decision), with four tracks, lunch, and a few sponsors on site at […]
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Another small thing I didn’t know, Reporting Services automatically does PDF compression in at least the case of data driven subscriptions. Found this after writing a replacement for the data driven subscriptions that we could use on Standard edition and noticing a substantial difference in file sizes (15k vs 65k). Turns out the compression is […]
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I’m now running WordPress on SQL 2008 R2 SQL Express, no issues with posting and related items, haven’t loaded many plugins yet so it will be a while before I can tell you that everything works well. It seems to be a decent setup, you install a must-use (MU) plugin and aside from putting a […]
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When I’m in task processing mode the reply you’ll typically get from from me when the task is complete is “Done.”.. Sometimes it might be “Done!” if it was an urgent matter, but mostly it’s just “Done.”. Short and simple. If I see something interesting that might matter but probably doesn’t, I’ll add a sentence […]
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SQLSaturday IT Refresh This is a draft of ideas for the upcoming IT refresh of SQLSaturday. Right now we’re trying to capture ideas and try to understand how they should be prioritized. We’re going to try to make an investment in each of three areas; public facing SQLSaturday web site, the site used by event […]
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Just some quick observations: Nice bright green polos for volunteers (I think about standardizing the color for SQLSaturday) About a dozen sponsors on site out of more than 50 total sponsors The opening address was ok, but I’d remind anyone that does this to practice and polish it, easy to have it turn dull. They […]
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This week the SQLRally team published some notes to help you convince the boss to send you to three days of great training. It’s good stuff and worth reviewing, and I want to add a couple tips of my own: Make it concrete. Get a copy of the schedule and circle your “A” and “B” […]
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Just a quick post today for those you who haven’t visited http://www.sqlsaturday.com lately, we’ve got a lot of events coming up including first timers in Hawaii, Portugal, and New Zealand. I know those might be a bit far to travel (but what a trip it would be!), so there are plenty more in the US […]
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Not everyone uses IE and that’s ok, but what’s strange is that by default if you point Firefox at a Reporting Services report the display gets chopped to about 200 pixels. The fix, documented on this post by Jon Galloway, is to modify the CSS to force the height (and width if you choose) to […]
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