Tag Archives: Microsoft

Another Re-Release

If you haven’t noticed, SQL Server Release Services dropped an updated CU6 for SQL Server 2014 SP1 this week. This replaces a previous CU6 that had a NOLOCK bug in it, and the old KB article (and patch) have been … Continue reading

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Open Source SQLPS

I first saw PowerShell in 2007 or 2008 at TechEd. I was both fascinated and excited, finding the idea of using command line tools both nostalgic as well as handy. Certainly there have been a number of file based operations I’ve wanted … Continue reading

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Learning from Microsoft

I know that many data professionals out there are skeptical of the cloud. Certainly there are problems with reliability, security, and more that prevent many of you from migrating to some online database. However that doesn’t mean that everything being … Continue reading

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Adios, IE

The first browser I used on the Internet to find information was the text based lynx browser. This was quite an improvement (at the time) over Archive and Gopher. When Netscape released their Navigator browser for Windows, I abandoned those old tools, moving on to a … Continue reading

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The Machines are Learning

One of the technologies that Microsoft is promoting heavily is machine learning. This has rapidly gone from a technology that I heard little about to being in multiple keynotes that I’ve seen at large conferences this year. It almost seems … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Subscriptions

Many of us that work with SQL Server do so exclusively through SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). I find so many people really do the majority of their jobs with SSMS, Outlook, and a web browser. Even back in 2003 … Continue reading

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Microsoft Exercise

Have we got a deal for you! Microsoft is concerned about the health of your company and is doing something about it. There’s a trend in modern society of obesity, complacency, and general laziness. Not only does is this bad … Continue reading

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Microsoft and R

Microsoft purchased Revolution Analytics recently, a commercial company that works with the R programming language. This seems to be a decision to improve the analytics and analysis offerings from Microsoft. I’ve heard this will be incorporated into their Machine Learning offering, but … Continue reading

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What’s Coming True?

It’s the start of the new year, and the first day of work for many of us. As I start to work this year, I see that much of my work is based on that planning we did at the … Continue reading

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Continuous Delivery for Windows?

I read a bit about the next version of Windows, which is coming in 2015 as Windows 10. I’m not sure how much I care about some of the changes coming in the OS, though having CTRL+V working in a … Continue reading

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