Yearly Archive: 2014

Recent SQL Server Decks and Demos

I share slide decks and demo files from three different November Shows – PASS Summit in Seattle, WA; SQLintersection in Las Vegas, NV; and SQLSaturday #350 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Readable Secondaries on a Budget

I demonstrate an affordable approach to readable secondaries, without the need for Availability Groups and all the licensing costs involved with Enterprise Edition and Software Assurance.

Four Practical Use Cases for Grouped Concatenation

Following up on Grouped Concatenation in SQL Server and Grouped Concatenation: Ordering and Removing Duplicates, I provide four real-world examples where grouped concatenation allows you to avoid the monotony of cursors and while loops.

Teaming Up with Grant Fritchey for ALS

I team up with Grant Fritchey to share an ice cold video for the #iceBucketChallenge, trying to help raise awareness for #ALS, and challenge some colleagues to follow our lead.