Would You Pay to Wear Jeans at Work turned out to be popular piece when posted a couple weeks back. The premise is that some companies allow a relaxed dress code in return for a donation to a specified charity. I’ve opted in at times and not at others to this kind of offer based on […]
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We have a solid tradition here in Orlando of offering some all day classes the Thursday and Friday before SQLSaturday. It started way back at #1 when we brought Joe Celko to town! It’s a way to give our local community the chance to do some deeper learning at a relatively inexpensive price – $120 […]
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Posted last week, Is the Golden Age of Information Technology Almost Over? generated some interesting comments. It’s tough to write about potential changes without saying the sky is following, but it does make a good opinion piece! I was discussing it with Steve Jones after it was published and he had a comment I thought was worth […]
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The next OPASS meeting is July 23, 2015, featuring David Crook from Microsoft doing a presentation on predicting home value using Azure. Should be interesting!
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PASS announced yesterday the end of the SQLRally brand. It was disappointing news for an idea that started with such promise. It’s a minimal impact decision as Rally had long been dead here in the US and I imagine the international users will be able to proceed using the SQLSaturday brand (and it’s tool set) […]
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Just read Microsoft IT migrates mailboxes to Office 365 Exchange Online, a good overview of their migration from Exchange. Lots of interesting lessons learned and if you generalize just a bit apply to other migration scenarios.
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Today is the last day to submit your name as a candidate for the NomCom. If you’re a PASS member (surely you are) and you want the org to remain strong volunteering for the NomCom is a great way to help out. It’s also a way to get an inside view of how things work, […]
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I recently read PASS and Business Analytics: A Winning Combination on the PASS blog and it reminded me that I’ve been wanting to write some thoughts and concerns related to the BAC. I start this acknowledging I’m looking at things from a DBA perspective and that I haven’t attended a BAC. I don’t think those preclude […]
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I’ve been hosting this blog on Azure for a while, running WordPress on top of MySQL. Works fine, gives me a reason to use Azure here and there to gain experience. No good reason to change. Still, why not? Last night I loaded Project Nami, a port of WordPress that runs on SQL Azure. The […]
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Ran into this issue today. A subscription that had been working failed. Looking at it in the RS portal it had a status of “pending” Not helpful! I tested the report, looked at the datasources, and the subscription, it all looked good. It was only when I stepped through the subscription wizard and hit Finish that […]
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