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This blog post is especially dedicated to those who attended my SQLIntersection post-conference talk on WASD just over one week ago. The announcements were made after the talk, and so the information here is mostly a delta for those who want to catch Read More...
I’m gearing up for my first SQLskills Immersion Event of the year, Immersion Event for Developers (IEDEV) in Tampa on Feb 17-21. This one is getting kind of jam-packed with material because, in addition to coverage of T-SQL and its associated topics Read More...
I was about to add a new blog entry, (coming soon) and realized that it’s been *months* since I blogged last, I’ve been rather busy lately, moving house after 15 years, and doing quite a bit of traveling (quite a bit for *me*, anyway) lately. Read More...
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be in Stockholm Mar 12-13 as a speaker in AddSkills’ Expertseminarium program. I’ll be doing 2 days full of SQL Server query optimization and internals information, troubleshooting, and analysis Read More...
Lucky me, I’ll be speaking at DevWeek in London again this year. The festivities start off with pre-cons on March 4, I’ll do a whole day on writing best-performing T-SQL and application code. After that, I’ll be doing breakout talks Read More...
If you have an MDF file laying around and you don’t know what version is, how can you determine the version, preferably without altering the file? You could try to attach it to a SQL Server instance, but if you’re not careful the operation Read More...
Today I learned about anew form of plagiarism: forum answers without proper attribution. There is an user on MSDN that cowers under the moniker of Learning_SQL. What the weasel does it trolls the MSDN forums for questions, takes the question verbatim Read More...
The SQL Server 2008 R2 Express editions has increased the database size limit to 10Gb from the previous limit of 4Gb. This is great news for many developers, as the 4Gb limitation was by far the most difficult barrier preventing Express adoption. With Read More...
Copyright Remus Rusanu 2009. Visit the original article at http://rusanu.com/2009/11/28/applewood-smoked-bacon-milk-chocolate/   Read More...
Copyright Remus Rusanu 2009. Visit the original article at http://rusanu.com/2009/07/08/inspiration-is-perishable/  I am following the 37signals blog ever since I kinda randomly stumbled upon their Getting Real book. If you never heard about Read More...
Copyright Remus Rusanu 2009. Visit the original article at http://rusanu.com/2009/07/07/laptop-battery-bulged-out-of-its-tray/   That is how my 17” Mac book Pro battery looks like after today it bulged out of its tray. Seems to be a fairly Read More...
Copyright Remus Rusanu 2009. Visit the original article at http://rusanu.com/2009/05/21/have-you-met-i%c2%bb%c2%bf-say-hello-to-my-bom/  I recently had to look at a problem where a programmer writing a tool to parse some XML produced by a service Read More...
Copyright Remus Rusanu 2009. Visit the original article at http://rusanu.com/2009/05/18/stackoverflowcom-how-to-execute-well-on-a-good-idea/  Some time ago I started noticing on my google searches a newcomer: stackoverflow.com. At first I dismissed Read More...
Copyright Remus Rusanu 2009. Visit the original article at http://rusanu.com/2009/05/10/birds-of-a-feather-tweet-together/  @rusanu: I am on Twitter now. Yes, I am another victim of the totally connected social dragon. Since we’re on the Read More...
Copyright Remus Rusanu 2009. Visit the original article at http://rusanu.com/2009/03/20/things-i-know-now-blogging-can-get-you-into-a-email-ponzi-scheme/  I got tagged by Adam Machanic. Although my blog looks like a DBA blog, I am a pure breed Read More...
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