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SQL Saturday 370 – Phoenix

SQL Saturday 370 – Phoenix

Thank you to everyone who attended my session – Make Your DBA Happy: 5 Habits Developers Can Implement Today.  If you missed the session you can watch the pre-recorded video (from a prior SQL Saturday) here.   The slide deck is available here.  Enjoy!

Window 10 TP Build 9926 – Tablet Mode

Window 10 TP Build 9926 – Tablet Mode

I wanted to mention something I noticed when powering up my Surface Pro running Windows 10 TP Build 9926 this morning….Tablet Mode.  Down in the Notification section, click the icon and notice there is an option at the bottom for Tablet Mode:

Windows 10 TP – First Look

Windows 10 TP – First Look

I downloaded and installed the Windows 10 Technology Preview today because I was interested in seeing how it would behave on my Surface Pro. I started out creating a VMWare VM with the following hardware settings:

Windows 8.1 Update 1

Windows 8.1 Update 1

Today at Build 2014 Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 8.1 Update 1 on April 8th to the general public, but it’s available now to MSDN subscribers. Not wanting to waste any of the precious resources made available us MSDN folks, I promptly downloaded the bits and put them on my Surface Pro. Installation required applying 5 Feature Packs, and one system restart, total of about 15 minutes. Very simple, and none of my personal info or settings on the…

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SQL Saturday #279 – Phoenix

SQL Saturday #279 – Phoenix

Here is the video from my SQL Saturday #279 session on developer best practices & good habits to help DBAs keep the server healthy and secure. Please excuse the fact I was dealing with a sinus & chest infection during the presentation, then halfway through the camera died & we had to switch to Lauri’s Windows Phone…such a superior product! You’ll notice halfway through the presentation the resolution changes, and I apologize. Next time I do a speaking engagement I…

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