Monthly Archives: October 2008

Just One More Reason to Love SSIS

Alternate title for this post: "Is Sarah Palin BI?" But I didn’t want to go there, and I’m sure you appreciate that. But here in the US, the presidential election season is nearly over (just a few more days to … Continue reading

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Join Me in Prague!

Earlier this week the MCT team here at Microsoft Learning went live with the MCT Summit 2009 web site. There’s information about the two currently scheduled summits: Prague, Czech Republic – Jan 6, 2009 – Jan 9, 2009 Redmond, Washington, … Continue reading

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Certification Offers at PASS

Are you going to be at the PASS Community Summit 2008 conference next month in Seattle? I am, and you should be too. Why? Well, if the opportunity to attend amazing sessions and rub shoulders with members of the SQL … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 – Free with Classroom Training

Talk about synchronicity – the old and the new have come together with a great big bonus for SQL Server professionals who are seeking training on SQL Server 2008. Microsoft Learning[1] is teaming up with the SQL Server[2] team to … Continue reading

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Holy VHDs Batman!

Ok, color me impressed. I’m watching today’s PDC keynote and just saw that Windows 7 can natively: Mount VHD files as disks Create fixed size or dynamic VHDs Boot from Windows 7 VHDs Holy crap. That last one totally blows … Continue reading

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A Free Font of Wisdom

One of my Facebook friends (hi Julie!) posted this morning asking for advice on where to find good free fonts. I replied pointing her to one site where I have found many good fonts, and another friend responded with three … Continue reading

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Teaser from PDC: SQL Services

The core of the PDC keynote has been about Windows Azure, the newly announced "Cloud OS" that Microsoft is showing off. Although this is neat and all, I tend to think of myself as a "data guy" so I’ve just … Continue reading

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