Category Archives: SQL Server

Learn Something New Every Day

I recently had to develop an SSIS package that took Excel files from a different server, import them into a SQL Server table, and process the information from them.  Normally, not a hard thing to do.  To complicate matters, the … Continue reading

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Technology (or lack thereof)

Recently Suzi and I were on vacation for a week at a fishing lodge in Ontario, Canada.  I had been there several times before; this was Suzi’s second visit – the first being three years ago. In the past, this fishing … Continue reading

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That Time of Year

  It’s that time of year again.  What time is that, may you ask?  SQL Saturday season, that’s what time of year it is.  MadPASS, FoxPASS and a  bunch of other volunteers are putting the finishing touches on Wisconsin’s only SQL … Continue reading

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Another SQL Saturday in the books

This past weekend I attended yet another SQL Saturday, this time in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  I took my show on the road, as it were, because once again I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the speakers.  I … Continue reading

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SQL Saturdays

As I sit this evening, sipping a Spotted Cow, watching the Twitter stream of all my friends at the PASS Summit, I wish I was with them. The PASS Summit is always a great time, I’ve been to the last four, … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday #206 Wrap-up

Saturday, April 6th, 241 people gathered at the Madison College (formerly Madison Area Technical College) campus for a free day of learning of everything SQL Server.  Many friends whom I hadn’t seen since the PASS summit or longer attended, presented, … Continue reading

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New Opportunities – or, how I lost a job and came out better for it

  It’s been quite a while since my last blog post, due in part earlier because I had nothing of any importance to say, and lately because I’ve been too darn busy.  So, on this rare quiet weekend afternoon, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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