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Some say performance troubleshooting is a difficult science that blends just the right amount of patience, knowledge and experience. But I say forget all that, a few bullet points can get you a long way in fixing any problem you encounter. Is more important Read More...
In just over a week, I'm headed out to Las Vegas for SQLConnections. I'm really looking forward to presenting on the topics I'm doing there, but especially excited about the response to my post-conference workshop on writing data access code Read More...
A very common question asked on all programming forums is how to implement queues based on database tables. This is not a trivial question actually. Implementing a queue backed by a table is notoriously difficult, error prone and susceptible to deadlocks. Read More...
The question of comparing the MAX types (VARCHAR, NVARCHAR, VARBINARY) with their non-max counterparts is often asked, but the answer usually gravitate around the storage differences. But I’d like to address the point that these types have inherent, Read More...
As of today I am working as a Principal Architect (tada!) for Predixion Software, a predictive analytics startup in Redmond, WA. So far, it’s pretty close to the Encarta definition of exhilarate!  The company aims to bring predictive analytics technology Read More...
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Today has been my last day at Microsoft. I spent more than 10 years with the company and loved every bit of these 10 years.  If not for a very promising startup, I would probably be looking forward to spending the next 10 years with Microsoft, in Read More...
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Do you know anybody that is interested in a 6mo-12mo contract position in Seattle (Redmond) area for a very interesting SQL Server project? Position requires good system architecture and development skills. Your main job will be writing T-SQL code for Read More...
On a project I’m currently involved with we have to handle a constant influx of audit messages for processing. The messages come from about 50 SQL Express instances located in data centers around the globe, delivered via Service Broker into a processing Read More...