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Iron Chef SQL Server BI

11/29/2010 by AdamJorgensen  -  Comments: 0  -  Views: [1830]

Hey folks – It’s time again for SQL Saturday Tampa. Original Birthplace of Iron Chef SQL Server. I have submitted this session again in hopes that it will drive some really fun times for a lot of us to hang out and see who will challenge me? It should be interesting!! We have submitted a lot of great sessions among the other great topics that will be at the event. Make sure to check it out @ www.sqlsaturday.com . Until then – SELECT ‘Stay classy ’ + @YourCityWhereverYouAre +’.’ Want to stay conn...

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Our new SharePoint BI Book Project

11/26/2010 by AdamJorgensen  -  Comments: 0  -  Views: [1943]

Hey folks, Just a quick preview that we’re hard at work again on a new book with Wiley publishing focused on SharePoint and all of the cool BI functionality. We don’t have a release date, but we’re plugging away to get it to you early in 2011. Stay tuned. In the meantime, check out our other 24 Hour Trainer books that have already helped thousands get going on Microsoft business intelligence. Knight’s 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services Knight’s Microsoft Business Int...

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Have you ever wanted to train yourself?

11/25/2010 by AdamJorgensen  -  Comments: 0  -  Views: [2012]

Hey folks, we all know that there are some great training organizations out there (AHEM Pragmatic Works, AHEM). I hate it when I write early and something is stuck in my throat. Anyhow – I wanted to bring up some really cool training that is out there for you to go get for free from Microsoft. It’s a set of really good virtual labs on Technet. They cover all kinds of stuff. Make sure to go check them out and see what there is to offer. There are labs for new features on SQL Server 2008 R2, Busin...

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Turn Rows into Columns in Excel

11/24/2010 by AdamJorgensen  -  Comments: 0  -  Views: [2388]

Have you ever had to take a long column of data in Excel and turn it into a column? There are several ways to do this but lately I have been using a new PASTE feature to do this.Here’s how it works. 1. Take a long row of data as shown below. 2. Select and Copy the Row 3. Then Right-Click and Find the “Paste Special” items 4. Select the 4th option from the left (Paste Transpose) and watch what happens. 5. Taa Daa ! Until then – SELECT ‘Stay classy ’ + @YourCityWhereverYouAre +’.’ Want to stay con...

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More great free resources from Microsoft

11/23/2010 by AdamJorgensen  -  Comments: 0  -  Views: [2221]

Hey folks – A quick one today since I’m travelling, but I am sharing something I often share with my clients to make sure they are prepared to discuss new features and capabilities in SQL Server 2008R2. The image below is a sample of the videos available at Microsoft SQL Server Tour Videos. Until then – SELECT ‘Stay classy ’ + @YourCityWhereverYouAre +’.’ Want to stay connected to all the coolest SQL, SharePoint, BI and DBA content around? Then stay involved with the SQL Community here: Twitter ...

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SQLPASS Virtual Chapters

11/22/2010 by AdamJorgensen  -  Comments: 0  -  Views: [1361]

Today is a topic that is close to my heart. Many of you probably don’t know that the SQL pass organization has not only support for in person chapters but virtual chapters as well. These chapters range in everything from application development to data architecture and database administration. We also have Oracle virtual chapters as well as international virtual chapters and chapters that focus on SQL Azure, Women in technology and virtualization; not just your typical SQL Server topics but all ...

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So Spaced Out

11/8/2010 by AdamJorgensen  -  Comments: 0  -  Views: [769]

I had some fun last week presenting to the Space Coast User Group in Melbourne as well. They were so much fun and had some really great questions. Thanks Guys and Gals! I’m so sorry about the last minute change but I hope you all enjoyed the free beer. Bonnie and the team there were so gracious to have me! Remember to let me know if you have any questions about our chat on Analysis Services. Adam – @Adam_Jorgensen

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Getting Live with SFSSUG

11/8/2010 by AdamJorgensen  -  Comments: 0  -  Views: [841]

Hey folks, I recently had the privilege of joining my hometown user group South Florida SQL Server User Group for a live meeting session on Zero to Cube. It was a great time and I really appreciate the questions. I promised to post some links to resources so here they are .. Books and Training Knight’s 24 Hour Trainer Business Intelligence Professional SQL Server Analysis Services Analysis Services 2008 Unleashed Pragmatic Works Training Classes Microsoft Resources Happy Hunting. Please email me...

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Motivational Monday

11/8/2010 by AdamJorgensen  -  Comments: 1  -  Views: [767]

Hey Folks. I’m coming to you live from SQLPASS Summit in Seattle. It’s already looking like a great event and there are only the precon folks here so far. That participation in spired me to make today’s motivational Monday about getting involved. Don’t let people tell you getting involved won’t make a difference or you won’t learn anything or any of the other lame excuses people make for not doing something they know would help them. Get involved people!! Check out my other blogs or email me for...

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Motivational Monday

11/1/2010 by AdamJorgensen  -  Comments: 1  -  Views: [2880]

In life there are not many guarantees. For DBA’s and developers there are a few: 1. Backups will become corrupted but only when you need them. 2. Clusters will fail to fail over 3. Your plan does have a whole in it. None of us are perfect and if we make a plan it will have a flaw or exploit that we cannot see or manage in a cost effective way. 4. Whatever you planed for should be re-planned until you feel you’ve covered all your bases. (See Below)… Take this motivational Monday and revisit your ...

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