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The demos from my TechEd talks in Orlando and in Amsterdam are posted on the SQLskills website under Resources . Sorry for the delay. TechEd Amsterdam isn't near finished yet tho', and I'll be at the Ask-The-Experts tomorrow and at one of Read More...
This post is an example of the "bring your own problem" approach in the classroom, inspired by upcoming SQLskills Immersion Events in August. See previous posting for the reason behind the blog post title. Figured that I couldn't wrap up Read More...
Since I find myself "in a spatial mood", I thought I'd write one more today. About importing data from shapefiles. According to Wikipedia "The Esri shapefile or simply a shapefile is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic Read More...
This post is an example of the "bring your own problem" approach in the classroom, inspired by upcoming SQLskills Immersion Events in August. See previous posting for the reason behind the blog post title. I believe it was John Lennon who wrote: Read More...
SQL Server is a relational database that supports XML. But just because your data is received in XML format doesn't necessarily mean you should store it that way for querying. And if you intend to do any serious querying of your XML, be prepared to Read More...
This post is an example of the "bring your own problem" approach in the classroom, inspired by upcoming SQLskills Immersion Events in August. See previous posting for the reason behind the blog post title. The SQL Server "MAX" data Read More...
Just came back from TechEd, where I had a bit of time to think about training vs speaking. When I'm teaching, I'm not just speaking facts and doing neat demos (ta da!) at folks. I look at their eyes to make sure they "get it" and aren't Read More...
SQL Server Immersion Events are coming up in August . I deal with two different groups of people, developers and DBAs, on a variety of topics. When it comes to the specialized SQL Server topics (like SQLCLR, SQLXML, Service Broker, etc), I though that Read More...
At my DAC talk at TechEd last week, the thing that seemed to cause the most interest was the PowerShell scripts to use DACPACs/BACPACs. I thought I'd post that here, along a question about cmdlets in general. Using PowerShell against the library allows Read More...
I've been at TechEd North America in Orlando this week and have seen some amazing new things. Upcoming operating systems, new hardware, and a detailed technical followup on the Azure (cloud) announcements from last week, including some Windows Azure Read More...