Monthly Archives: February 2008

Good Times, Bad Times

You know SQL Server 2008 has its share… First, the bad news – Microsoft has made the following statement related to a bug in pre-release builds of SQL Server 2008 that prevent the SQL Server service from starting (or being … Continue reading

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My Inspiration

Believe it or not, one of the questions I was asked quite a few times yesterday in Los Angeles was "Which Manowar album should I listen to first?" No, I’m not making this up. As part of the "hero" nomination … Continue reading

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My Hero!

The big Heroes Happen {Here} launch event is over. I can’t believe what a great time I had yesterday (well, yesterday compared to when I wrote this, but not compared to when I’ll be able to post it, I’m sure) … Continue reading

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Los Angeles, Here I Come!

As you probably know, tomorrow is the date of the big Heroes Happen {Here} Launch Event in Los Angeles, California. Microsoft is "launching"[1] SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Server 2008 in what (according to Microsoft PR, anyway) … Continue reading

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Sorting and Metadata

A recent post to the SSIS Forums on MSDN made me realize how un-intuitive it can sometimes be to get sorted data in an SSIS data flow. Let’s review the obvious facts: When you query data from a relational database … Continue reading

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Dynamic Flat File Destinations

A recent post on the SSIS forums on MSDN has inspired me to finally post my first technical blog post of the year. Here’s the basic scenario: A source system has multiple departments For each department there are multiple employees … Continue reading

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Join Me In Orlando for TechEd: IT Professionals

Although you probably can’t tell from the state of my blog (I don’t think I have posted a truly technical post so far this year) I’ve been awfully busy lately, and it looks like 2008 is going to only get … Continue reading

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