XML, glad that is over

XML can be one of those things you come across and say “ah, there has got to be a better way”. It is something I have held off working with in SQL Server. However with things for SQL Server performance (e.g. query plans) and such it is hard to stay... [Read More]
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SSDT–Importing Script Does Nothing

I have been working with SSDT the past few months at my day job, in order to get a database versioned. I am also trying to use it for a few things with a side job as well. [Read More]
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Windows 8 And Me

Finally purchasing a laptop, I ended up passing the deadline to get one loaded with Windows 7. So I have been working on Windows 8 now for about 3 or 4 months probably. I have an HP Pavilion g6-2238dx, the prime reason I picked this particular model was price at... [Read More]

If you find it, show them

I was tooling around in SSMS the other day. In this particular instance I was granting a login instance-level permissions to test out a third party application at work. I did not want to give it sysadmin privileges for this so I just started out with giving it VIEW SERVER... [Read More]
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Mentoree

Fair warning that some religous terminology may be mentioned in this blog post, continue reading at your own risk. [Read More]