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TechEd 2014 Recap

TechEd 2014 Recap

Last week in Houston Microsoft held their annual TechEd North America conference. I attended for the 5th consecutive year, and the 3rd consecutive that I was asked to be a speaker. I delivered two sessions, Cardinality Estimates in SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines: The Important Details with Scott Klein (blog | @SQLScott). As(…)

Size Matters: Table Rows and Database Data Pages

Size Matters: Table Rows and Database Data Pages

I’m on my way to the PASS Business Analytics conference today. If you are attending, and you are reading this blog post, come find me and Rob Collie (blog | @powerpivotpro) during the welcome reception on Wednesday night; we’d love to talk data. Speaking of data…I was finishing up a session at the Colorado Springs SQL Saturday recently(…)

Rebooting the MCM Program Using an RV and an Endless Supply of Chicken Wings

Rebooting the MCM Program Using an RV and an Endless Supply of Chicken Wings

Last week Microsoft killed their Certified Masters program, essentially making my glass trophy as worthless as…well…a trophy in a bookcase. Today there was a phone call with Microsoft Learning and 250 lucky MCM participants. The result of the phone call? Just more frustration for everyone. What I was hoping for was to hear details about(…)

How To Find A Missing Fitbit

How To Find A Missing Fitbit

I’ve been using a Fitbit now since the start of the year. I enjoy having it collect some data about my activity but I haven’t been using it as much as I would like. For example, the default goal for steps in a day is 10,000, but I rarely make an effort to get to(…)

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