Today Quentin Clark announced SQL Server 2014 CTP2 is now available. It’s both available for public download and it’s the final CTP before going RTM.
Now, I don’t know about the rest of you but my favorite feature [...]
For those of you who like scripting your installs as much as I do there’s something you should be aware of when installing 2012 on Windows 2012 R2. I don’t remember coming across it in Windows 2012 RTM, but maybe I’m [...]
Ok, here’s the situation. You need to format an array of values for use in a SQL query. You want the final output to look something like this:
SELECT * from dbo.T1 where col1 IN (1, 15, 17, 23, 55, 67, [...]
There’s a place the people go to present the unprofessional. To perform the profane. To outline the offensive. To have a bit of fun, in fact.
A few years back, some of us got to talking about all the things we wish [...]
Hey guys… I wrote a nice little log management script I thought some of you might like. It doesn’t do anything to your system so it’s safe to run. Well, I’m turning xp_cmdshell on and off so if you don’t like [...]
Two years ago, we were talking about how cool it would be to get a bunch of unpublished authors to write about what they thought was important about databases. You know, tribal knowledge. So we sent out a call for [...]
We had an issue with an Oracle Linked Server today and I documented the fix. So I thought I’d put together a doc that shows how to configure a Linked Server to Oracle from start to finish. And while I’m not [...]
Well, I actually have a love/hate relationship with speaking. I’ve read that there are 2 types of speakers, those who get nervous before going on stage, and liars. Sure, I don’t expect that you’ll have the same level [...]
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