Another Blog You Should Know About (If You Don’t Already)

I posted last Friday urging you towards a blog offering from the SQL Customer Advisory Team.  Today, I’d like to point you at another brilliant blog. Tips, Tricks, and Advice from the SQL Server Query Processing Team offers “tips, tricks, advice and answers to freqeuently-asked questions in a continued effort to make your queries run…

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DWWTWT?: October 31

A cold morning and myriad commitments both during and after the work day led me to the reluctant employment of internal combustion-based transportation (today’s table in official All Hallow’s Eve colors): Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 66 Drove: 18 Did Not Compete: 14 Here’s the tally for the month of October: Telecommuted: 0 Walked: 13 Drove: 4…

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DWWTWT?: October 30

The second one hundered work days of walking has started out much more promisingly than the first did: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 66 Drove: 17 Did Not Compete: 14 This despite the fact that there was frost on the ground this morning.. The Ranger training continues to wreak havoc on my best intentions.  I don’t know…

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A Blog You Should Know About (If You Don’t Already)

As I mentioned my last letter to my cousin, we just finished up the first week of our SQL Server Microsoft Certified Architect OLTP/Ranger certification training.  In our first week’s technical sessions alone, we’ve heard from Don Vilen, Carroll Moon, Sanjay Mishrah, Lubor Kollar, Michael Thomassy, Tom Davidson, Mark Souza, Greg Moss, Mark Licata, and little old…

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DWWTWT?: October 27

Between an early start to class and a pressing need for chiropractic adjustment (I haven’t been since before my trip to Vermont), a need which involves a twelve-mile drive, I drove to work: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 65 Drove: 17 Did Not Compete: 14 This class is wreaking havoc with my walking schedule, isn’t it? This…

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An Update For Cousin Tom: Classroom Stories, Business Intelligence, and Career News

Hey there cousin..   It’s been almost two months since we discussed data warehousing here.  I apologize for the long delay since my last correspondence.  It’s been a very busy time here; we’ve been preparing the first offering of our four-week SQL Server Microsoft Certified Architect OLTP/Ranger certification training.  We started teaching 18 students this…

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An Email From BillG

Yesterday was the last day of the annual Microsoft Giving Campaign Auction, and tomorrow is the last day of the Giving Campaign as a whole.  An all-employee email from Bill Gates reminding us of this latter fact provides some fodder for reflection.  In his mail, BillG reflects that while the first Giving Campaign, in 1983,…

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DWWTWT?: October 26

No rain this morning, so bring on the walking shoes for a “short walking commute”: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 65 Drove: 16 Did Not Compete: 14 Stay tuned..      -wp

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DWWTWT?: October 25

Yesterday, I wondered whether a guilty conscience would lead me to a foot-based commute in the rain. Well, while today did beget a “long-walking commute”, the singular lack of any airborne precipitation rendered moot any guilt-related issues: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 64 Drove: 16 Did Not Compete: 14 Stay tuned..      -wp

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DWWTWT?: October 24

It’s days like today that try a walker’s soul: a persistent, cold rain combined with an obligation to look decent for those attending our class. Taking my grandson to school in the car was an easy call, even before he gazed at me with those big, blue, please-drive-me-to-school-I-don’t-wanna-get-wet eyes, so the “long walking commute” was out…

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