Monthly Archives: January 2008

Taking off the BI Hat, Putting on the Toque

You probably already know that I’m going to be presenting three SQL Server sessions at next week’s MCT Summit event in Redmond, Washington. But now I’m going to take off my BI hat and put on my Toque. That’s “chef’s … Continue reading

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Reminder: MCT Summit Redmond is Next Week!

Don’t forget – The final MCT Summit conference of 2008 is taking place next week in Redmond, Washington, USA. I’ll be there presenting the same three sessions I presented a few weeks back in Berlin, Germany: New Features in SQL … Continue reading

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Katmai "Delay" Announced

Francois Ajenstat posted on his blog yesterday that the roadmap for SQL Server 2008 is being “revised.” Here’s the meat: “Microsoft is excited to deliver a feature complete CTP during the Heroes Happen Here launch wave and a release candidate … Continue reading

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Running Side by Side

SQL Server Integration Services team member Matt Masson posted two excellent posts (including one dedicated to the new “SuperDump” feature we’ve all been waiting for) on his blog yesterday related to new features and functionality in SSIS in SQL Server … Continue reading

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MCT Summit Event Follow-Up

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to Berlin, Germany, where I was presenting at the 2008 MCT Summit conference that Microsoft organized for the worldwide Microsoft Certified Trainer community. Despite the fact that I had a 24-hour day yesterday … Continue reading

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You know you travel too much when…

…when the airport personnel come up and say “Hi Matthew, how are you doing – where are you going today?” when you’re sitting in the airport waiting for your flight. Of course it probably doesn’t hurt to have a smaller … Continue reading

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Back to the Glory of Germany!

If you’re a Manowar fan, you know the lyrics to the song “Blood of the Kings” by heart: “Our armies in England, Ireland, Scotland and WalesOur brothers in Belgium, Holland and France will not failDenmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, ItalySwitzerland, Austria, … Continue reading

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