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Cosmos DB Podcast While You Commute

Posted June 22, 2017

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Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s new Azure (i.e. Microsoft cloud) globally distributed multimodel database. There is a good podcast where Rimma Nehme explains it.... more »
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Seldom Used Keyboard Tricks

Posted June 22, 2017

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  I was giving an internal talk on SSMS productivity trips and there were a few that I believe are seldom used but can be a real time or keystroke saver... more »
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SSMS Presenter Mode

Posted June 21, 2017

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Recent builds of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) have a feature called PresentOn that can be accessed from Quick Launch. Figure 1. Quick Launch location in... more »
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SQL Saturday Chattanooga is THIS WEEK!

Posted June 21, 2017

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My goodness how time does fly. It seems like just a few months ago I was going to my hometown SQL Saturday in Nashville, and now here I go again to my NEW... more »
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New Data Driven Episode: Rimma Nehme on CosmosDB, Planet-Scale Applications, and Selling Door-to-Door

Posted June 20, 2017

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This week on Data Driven, Frank and I are honored to interview Rimma Nehme, CosmosDB Architect at Microsoft. We had a fantastic time chatting about CosmosDB,... more »
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Father, Son, Daughter, and SQL

Posted June 18, 2017

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I don’t love Father’s Day. Mostly because I spoke to my father for the last time on Father’s day back in 1996. He wasn’t feeling well,... more »
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Using Hyper-V for SQL Server CTP and RC Versions

Posted June 18, 2017

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Yesterday at SQL Saturday I was asked how to connect to SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.1 that was running in a virtual machine by using Remote Desktop Connection. If... more »
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SQL Server 2017 Graph Database References

Posted June 17, 2017

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This is a list of references I used in creating my SQL Saturday presentation on SQL Server 2017 graph databases. To get started with the graph database... more »
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Utility to temporarily drop FOREIGN KEY constraints on a set of tables

Posted June 15, 2017

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I was working on a database a few weeks back (maybe longer, I am kind of busy with several projects right now), and I wanted to truncate a set of tables. There... more »
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Announcing Data Science Daily

Posted June 15, 2017

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At Data Driven we’re experimenting with new show formats – especially what we call “mini-shows.” Earlier this week we started a new feature called Data... more »
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