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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 Q&A world with Experts Exchange and at the...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Wed, Aug 4 2010
  • Community here is your chance: Vote for 2010's Exceptional DBA Awards winner

    Red-Gate tools needs no introduction to SQL Server users, they are encouraging best practices within the community by promoting awards such as Exceptional DBA of the year that has been started last year. ... more here ....
  • Congratulations 2010 Microsoft MVP, woo hoo 5th time now

    Well, its April 01st again and a big day for me 2 important events to note (daughter's birthday and MVP renewal notification). After a long travel from London to Hyderabad after speaking at UK AIC 2010 conference, I was able to make it by half day here for my daughter's birthday, phew. Then next...
  • 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.com/adonet/archive/2009/08/05/improvements-to-the...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Sat, Jan 30 2010
  • 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 a local media player use this link http://sqlbits...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Mon, Jan 25 2010
  • 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 a local media player use this link http://sqlbits...
    Posted to SQLBits (Weblog) by simonsabin on Mon, Jan 25 2010
  • DDD 8 vote for the sessions you want

    DDD8 is at the end of the month. They've now opened voting for the sessions that are to be held. http://developerdeveloperdeveloper.com/ddd8/Users/VoteForSessions.aspx so get voting. By the way I've submitted two sessions, one an extended version of my car crash queries session I did at SQLBits...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Wed, Jan 13 2010
  • Should PASS hold the conference on the East coast

    Bill Graziano asked if PASS should go to the east coast . I for one don't see any reason why not. Firstly I'd ask what the purpose of the conference is. Is it to a) foster the SQL community, b) market the SQL Server Product c) educate people on the use of SQL Server. Personally I think PASS should...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Mon, Jan 4 2010
  • Beers are on Red Gate

    Red Gate have kindly offered to support SQLBits by sponsoring the evening reception. So for one of the evenings of SQLBits the drinks will be on Red Gate. Really chuffed at this as we like to have the UK companies supporting us. So make sure you haven't booked your train for 5pm as you'll miss...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Fri, Nov 13 2009
  • Beers are on Red Gate

    Red Gate have kindly offered to support SQLBits by sponsoring the evening reception. So for one of the evenings of SQLBits the drinks will be on Red Gate. Really chuffed at this as we like to have the UK companies supporting us. So make sure you haven't booked your train for 5pm as you'll miss...
    Posted to SQLBits (Weblog) by simonsabin on Fri, Nov 13 2009
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