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How to build the SQL community

I’ve been running SQLBits for 5 years and have always had a desire to make the SQL community better. I’ve often thought about running for the board but have never stood up Just over a year ago I was at a meeting with some SQL leaders about growing PASS...
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Is the problem with PASS, the community?

I’ve been watching the fall out of the appointments of James and Kendal to the PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server) board and it got me thinking. The following are some of the blog posts. Bill Graziano - http://www.sqlpass.org/Community/PASSBlog...
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SQLSocial at the great British Beer Festival on 3rd August

We are going on an research trip to the Great British Beer Festival. If you fancy coming along then sign up here. The first 5 people will get free tickets (the rest will have to buy their own entry) http://sqlsocialbeerfestival2011.eventbrite.com/ Its...
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Don’t forget the usergroup meeting in London on Tuesday

Its not too late to register for the SQLSocial event in London on Tuesday. This is a must attend event for anyone that wants to know whats coming with SQL Server in the next release or are considering SQL Azure. You can register here http://sqlsocial20110607...
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Oracle and SQL Virtual Chapter Today 20/10/2010 4PM GMT

Oracle / SQL Server virtual chapter meeting is TODAY Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time  /  GMT – 4 May I ask the chapter leaders to help us out by forwarding this on to your members? More information may be found on our website...
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SpatialViewer Beta 3 – new release

Just released an updated version of the spatial viewer http://spatialviewer.codeplex.com   This is a C# app that allows you to draw shapes and then get the spatial representation for them in WKT format. It also allows you to manipulate shapes union...
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Connecting to Codeplex - TF31002: Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server

If you are trying to get to codeplex from VS2008 and are getting error below then you need to install the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010 You then use the full URL https://tfs...
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The plus side of twitter – instant support

Support is one of the big plus sides of twitter and it only works due to the size of twitter. How it works is dependant on what you want support for but technology is right up there. What am I talking about well let me explain. I started off in the online...
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Entity Framework how to stop your DBA having a heart attack

My code and presentation from my session at Developer Day 8 are now available here DDD_8-Entity_Framework Code Entity framework presentation Any questions let me know. Also for more on the new features in Entity Framework v next go to http://blogs.msdn...

SQLBits Videos for SQLBits V

I am in the process of uploading all the SQLBits videos. They look great. All the videos should be up by the end of the week. As taster you can see my session here http://sqlbits.com/Agenda/event5/When_a_query_plan_goes_wrong/default.aspx to watch in...
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