I’ll be speaking at the upcoming Orlando Code Camp on March 26, 2011, at Seminole State College in Lake Mary. I’ve included a copy of the schedule, a truly awesome array of topics and talent! Jack Corbett & I will also be doing our bit to raise awareness about SQLRally by handing out flyers and […]Read more "Speaking at Orlando Code Camp on March 26, 2011"
Karla Landrum just announced SQLSaturday #77, coming to Pensacola on June 4, 2011. Pensacola is a great weekend destination, hit Hemingways on the beach for lunch or dinner and visit the aviation museum – and do some tech learning too of course! I won’t make it this year, it’s a couple weeks after SQLRally and […]Read more "SQLSaturday #77 in Pensacola–Call for Speakers"
You might be reading this hoping that I have the magic answer on how to make the Report Manager portal look the way you want it to, but as of SQL 2008 R2 we’re still pretty limited. Shouldn’t it be easy – maybe even part of the install – to put a company logo on […]Read more "Customizing Report Manager Should Be Easier"
The first ever IT Camp is being held in Tampa on March 19, 2011, organized by cool Tampa guy Chad Miller. I’ll be there as an attendee and then talking for a couple minutes during the closing ceremonies about the upcoming SQLRally. It’s long overdue for more community work in the IT Pro space, I’m […]Read more "IT Camp Saturday"
SQL Server has LIKE, which lets us do various pattern matches, but most commonly we use the percent side as a wildcard, such that “where lastname like ‘Smi%’” matches Smith and Smit and Smithy. It’s a useful tool. It can also be used to do a contains type search, something along the lines of “where […]Read more "Leading Wildcards Aren’t A Good Default"
I’m pleased to be joining the West Palm Beach .Net group on March 22 to do a presentation on SQL Server statistics. It’s part of my effort to participate more in the Florida community and to spend more time with the developers. Always stuff to learn on both sides. I’ll be presenting in person and […]Read more "Presenting in West Palm Beach on March 22, 2011"
Part of why I love IT is finding patterns and creating new ones. Patterns by themselves are interesting, but when you’re able to automate a pattern that’s when you start to really deliver value to a business. The result of that work is what I call process, and it might range from a batch file […]Read more "The Power And Pain of Process–Part 1"
By default Firefox doesn’t pass through NT credentials, not a big deal when you’re browsing Amazon by a big pain when you’re trying to hit a corporate Reporting Services site – you get prompted to enter credentials each time. It turns out there is an easy fix, just modify the config file with the names […]Read more "Firefox and NTLM Authentication"