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Monday, September 22, 2014 9:43:35 AM
Microsoft has announced a new set of VM sizes for Azure Virtual Machines, known as the D-series, that have faster vCPUs (compared to their older A-series Azure VMs) and local, temporary SSDs. These local SSDs are touted as being good … Continue reading
Friday, September 19, 2014 7:57:32 AM
Can you afford to miss this free training class? See the end of this post on how to sign up. Have you ever been in a situation where you are working on implementing a SQL Server based solution and you need to make a decision about the technology that could impact the rest of the […]
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:30:38 AM
I revised a number of the queries this month in all five versions of the script. I have also added several new queries to the SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 versions of the script. Here are the current … Continue reading
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:47:17 PM
I recently drove my red Tesla Model S P85 from Parker, CO to Kansas City, MO, which ended up being a round trip distance of about 1240 miles. This was my longest road trip ever in the Tesla, and it … Continue reading
Monday, September 15, 2014 11:43:34 AM

PASS SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Please note that in order to attend one of these event, you must register. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Most events are free, however a nominal fee may be charged so that lunch may be provided (not pizza).

The post PASS SQL Saturday Events: October 2014 appeared first on DawaBI.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 3:42:33 PM
I'll hopefully be flying out of Denver first thing Friday morning for SQLSaturday #300 in Kansas City, assuming we don't get too much snow (currently only forecasting .2", so not too worried). Love visiting with all of my KC #SQLFamily each year and happy that I can get out there early Friday to do the BBQ Crawl! I'll be presenting my "Capture Change and Apply It with Change Data Capture and SSIS" (I really need to shorten that title) talk at 2:15pm on Saturday.

I was happy to contribute my first blog post to the RevGen Partners brand new UpShift blog this week, SQL Server Development Tools. Check it out if you are curious about what versions of SSDT work with what in the different versions of SQL Server.

I also had my review of Microsoft BI posted to the TrustRadius site as well today, "Why is Microsoft BI Right for Me?". I tried to present as fair of a review as I could based on my 10+ years of experience with the tools.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:31:28 AM

PASS Virtual Chapter Events: September 2014 Join SQL Server professionals from around the world for free online technical training and networking year round. PASS Virtual Chapters (VC) are interest-based forums that unite the SQL Server community through live webcasts with top SQL Server experts, online forums and resources – including an archive of past presentations, and special training events.  

The post PASS Virtual Chapter Events: September & October 2014 appeared first on DawaBI.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:47:42 PM
I am going to be driving my red Tesla Model S P85 from Parker, Colorado to SQLSaturday #300 in Kansas City (which is happening on September 13, 2014). I will actually be leaving on Thursday morning, and driving to Topeka, … Continue reading
Monday, September 08, 2014 3:01:28 AM
For the next couple months I am going to be running around crazy. I figured I would take a few minutes to post my schedule. If nothing else to remind me of where I am supposed to be. Tuesday Sept 9th – I will be doing a session with my good friend John Morehouse (T|B). […]
Monday, August 25, 2014 4:23:19 AM
It was great to present at the Denver SQL Server User Group again after a year plus on my birthday, last Thursday (8/21). I'm up in front doing the introductions and running the meetings every month, so no need to also present there all of the time too. :)

I presented a 30 minute version of the Date Dimension talk that I have done in many different forms over the last year (including a 10 minute version at PASS Summit 2013). Below is the link to download the slides and zip file with the SQL script to create a Date Dimension in seconds.

Thanks again to everyone that attended the meeting, and looking forward to seeing you all again at the September meeting on 9/18. Also, don't forget the Denver SQLSaturday is coming up on 9/20 and we only have around 30 open registrations left before we start up the waitlist. Also there are 3 great pre-cons on 9/19 that only cost $125 for a full day of training. Go to to register for both!
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