Monthly Archive: November 2010

[OT] : An open blog post to bit.ly

I am not sure when it happened, but at some point, bit.ly marked all URLs to connect.microsoft.com as dangerous.  So for example, I created this shortened link http://bit.ly/fKKQPT which just goes to http://web.archive.org/web/*/https://connect.microsoft.com/sql/.  When...

What I'm Thankful For

It's the day before American Thanksgiving, and Jason Strate (blog | twitter) has asked all of us to tell the SQL community what we're thankful for.  While I seem to recall doing this before,...

Reflections on the 2010 PASS Summit

It hasn't been 24 hours since I left behind a slew of new and old friends in Seattle, and I already feel – as someone else put it – that I've left summer camp...

SQL Server v.Next (Denali) : Using SEQUENCE

SQL Server 2011 introduces a feature that Oracle professionals will certainly recognize: SEQUENCE. SEQUENCE allows you to define a central place where SQL Server will maintain a counter of values for you. The last-used...

Blogging from the PASS keynote : 2010-11-11

Rick Heiges comes on stage and talks about the way the Board of Directors works. He sent off Lynda Rab, a director since 2007.  He introduces the new Directors-at-Large: Douglas McDowell, Andy Warren, and...

Blogging from the PASS keynote : 2010-11-10

It is the second day of keynotes at PASS, and we're gearing up for Quentin Clark's presentation.  There are not as many kilts around as I would have expected, and I'm only noticing because...