How to set up an Hyper-v Linux (CentOS) server with Microsoft® SQL Server® ODBC Driver

Have you ever tried to query a SQL Server instance from linux? It might be scary for a senior Microsoft DBA. Even if you just want to play with it a bit the you might lose yourself in the Linux inner workings. For this reason I've put together a simple how-to guide that should ease the pain of the initial configuration of…

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Time normalization: a SQL CLR approach to address unevenly-spaced data samples

One very common challenge in the IT department is to represent time driven data. Think about performance counter values, weather data or, more simply, your own weight tracking. This kind of data is taken in samples: each sample is defined by the collection time. When we try to visualize the data, we often need to…

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