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09 September
2014
Author: BradleyBall

24 Hours of PASS Preview: Zero to Hero (I'm the Zero)

    Hello Dear Reader!  We are already away into the 24 Hours of PASS Summit Preview for 2014!  I don't know if you heard, but I have a pre-con at the PASS Summit!  More precisely SQL MVP Robert Cain(@arcanecode | Blog) had a great idea for a precon and invited...
21 February
2014
Author: BradleyBall

Up Coming Speaking Events

Hello Dear Reader!  We are 2 months into 2014 and the New Year is off to a busy start. This year already I've spoken to 3 User Groups and had 1 Workshop on Performance Tuning. This is only the beginning.  Between  now and May I've got 12 more presentations.  While...
22 October
2013
Author: TyroneBrown

PASStv Sessions Available On-Demand

PASS Summit 2013 has ended, but all the sessions from PASS Summit 2013 are available online now for on-demand streaming.

 

PASStv On-Demand Replay

18 October
2013
Author: BradleyBall

PASS Summit 2013 Deck and Demos Live

Ready to rock some Internals. Hello Dear Reader!  This is just a quick blog to say that my Deck and Demo's are now live for the PASS Summit 2013.  My presentation is at 9:45 am in Room 217-A.  You can get them by going to the Resource Page,...
17 October
2013
Author: BradleyBall

PASS Summit 2013 Keynotes Day 2

Okay Dear Reader one more time let me say that if you are interested in Hekaton In-Memory OLTP  Then you need to watch the video when this is live.  This is a great overview of how transactions and records work.  In my opinion Hekaton is the biggest thing to happen to OLTP work...
16 October
2013
Author: BradleyBall

PASS 2013 Keynotes Live Day 1

Final thoughts Dear Reader.  This is a big launch year for Microsoft and we are getting some very cool toys to play with today.  Make sure you go get the SQL 2014 CTP 2 bits.  I was telling Brent Ozar before the keynote that I thought they would extend the supported upgrade path...
17 July
2012
Author: BradSchacht
BradSchacht

Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Beta

If you follow anything outside the regular SQL Server world coming from Microsoft it should be Office and more importantly SharePoint. The two follow the same release cycle and as of today (July 16th actually) they have released a public beta for Office and more importantly SharePoint 2013! If...
17 July
2012
Author: BradSchacht
BradSchacht

PowerPivot for Excel 2013

The preview for Office 2013 is live!! You can hop over to the Microsoft website and grab it here: http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/try-office-preview. Naturally I am eager to see all the BI features in both Office and SharePoint. If you have ever used PowerPivot then you know how...