VSTS Database Edition GDR CTP 16 II

September 15, 2008 at 3:35 pm (Tools, Visual Studio) (, , )

I just finished setting up a new automated build process including TFS! I’m loving this new version. There’s so much more for me to learn and I’ve got to get it all in before PASS in November.

I was reading how they’ve changed the differential mechanism. It sounds like a huge improvement. Time for more testing.

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SNESSUG President

September 15, 2008 at 8:58 am (PASS) (, )

I’ve been crazy busy and I didn’t mention this before, but last Wednesday I was elected (unapposed) to the post of President of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group (SNESSUG).

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Video Lessons

September 15, 2008 at 8:24 am (SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, TSQL) (, , , , )

A while back, I wrote a book, Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans. Because of it, I had some conversations with Steve Jones & Andy Warren. For a SQL Server geek, heady company. Anyway, they asked me what my plans are for the book. Plans? I wrote it. I thought that was the plan. But they meant lessons, licensing and all that kind of stuff. I didn’t have a clue, but they did. A few weeks ago I flew down to Florida and recorded a bunch of short video lesson plans derived from the book and from discussions with Andy Warren. It was a blast.

They’ve now been published over at JumpstartTV. I hope you find them useful. I had a blast doing them and learned a lot from Andy and his crew(including Brian Knight) while I did it.

Here’s a picture of me in their high-tech batcave/recording studio… OK. Kidding. It was a supply closet, but they’re running a seriously high-end operation down there, they’re just a bit pressed for space.

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