The Product Centric Career is my latest editorial for SQLServerCentral, this one from the perspective of my own career and how I sort of made decisions that led me to focus on SQL Server.Read more "SSC Editorial: The Product Centric Career"
Been busy the past week, not as much time on this as I’d have liked: Received the “retro” flyer with the minor revisions we requested Decided flyers are final in design, just need to get them all into PDF Had our first weekly call and talked about the tempo for marketing. Hope we can get […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 21"
What is 268435456? is the Friday question of the day. It’s a trivia question, but maybe an interesting one for all that. Better than 50% getting it right, not bad for a Friday question!Read more "What is 268435456?"
The Great Escape is the question today, one I think you will like because…it’s about LIKE! It’s a head scratcher. The comments on this one so far have been really good and that’s good, I need to look for more arcane topics (LIKE is common, the ESCAPE part is not). So far people are being […]Read more "The Great Escape-Question of The Day"
Finally the email we’d all been waiting for arrived yesterday, the results of session selection for the 2014 PASS Summit. Good news for me, one session of mine was accepted, so I’ll be presenting “Turbocharge Your Career With A Learning Plan” this year. It’s a good topic and one I’m excited about. I’ve been presenting […]Read more "Speaking at the 2014 PASS Summit"
There may be an easier way, but this was a quick way to find ALL the checked out files in TFS, something I needed so I could make sure no one from the data team had anything checked out prior to some consolidation/maintenance. The “Developer Command Prompt for VS2012” resolves to C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual […]Read more "Finding Checked Out Files in TFS"
No Files For You is another Question Of The Day. I ended up making this one just a little more ambiguous than I meant to, interesting to see the different takes on it in the comments. I’ll say again, reading that stuff, what a great way to learn about writing (question writing anyway).Read more "No Files For You"
Bad Meetings or Meeting Badly is the editorial of the day today. Looking at it today, I wish I had done a better job on the title, because my intent (and execution) is to get attendees to see the other side of the coin on meeting requests. Take a look if you have a couple […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Bad Meetings or Meeting Badly"
Reading, Writing, and Riskmetic is another Question of the Day, this one about how to allow developers to understand performance while giving not giving them more access than needed. Great conversation that followed it, in particular read the comment here by Gail Shaw.Read more "Reading, Writing, and Riskmetic-Question of the Day"
Poecilonym Madness! is my latest question that tests your knowledge of creating/dropping tables, views, and synonyms. Here’s the fun part – there are six correct answers to this one, that should be enough to challenge you on a Friday!Read more "Poecilonym Madness-Question of the Day"