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Windows 10, how I doth hateth thee mostest

How’s it going folks, thought I’d get another post written up before I switch over to video logs in the future (watch this space). So I don’t really need to do a big introduction to Windows 10, there was a lot of buzz going about the internet not least due in part to the upgrade […]

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Announcing SQL Saturday Minnesota #453 Pre-Conference Seminars!

Before we know it, October will be upon us and it will be time for another SQL Saturday Minnesota!  If you have not yet registered for this free day of training on October 10th, please visit the site and sign up now! Since no SQL Saturday Minnesota would be complete without a full slate of pre-cons, […]

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100th post

This is my 100th blog post here at LessthanDot! (I’m not lying, check for yourself) I started blogging at the end of 2012, almost 3 years ago and it has been an amazing ride so far. I’ve apparently gathered almost 1.5 million views (I don’t really trust that figure :)) and 260 comments.  My most popular […]

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Using CodeDOM to Automate Technical Screening Evaluation

CodeDOM provides dynamic compilation of .Net code and is commonly used in places like template generation or compilation of emitted code. I recently needed a way to evaluate code submissions against a known set of test cases, so this post will walk through building a small program to do take source code as files, compile […]

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DataMetrics – New Success in the Making

Six months ago, I started something in the USA, with much support, that could literally be considered starting from ground zero. Through the reputation and standing I’ve created in the world of SQL Server and Data, I was able to form a business that, in under that six months, was successful to anyone that is […]

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February 2015 PASSMN Meeting

This month’s PASSMN User Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 17th at 4PM at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Edina. This meeting is being sponsored by our friends at Pragmatic Works. A huge thanks to PW for their generous sponsorship! PASSMN is excited to open the monthly meeting with a short talk […]

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Author of the Year at MSSQLTips.com

I have the pleasure and privilege to announce that I was awarded with the “Author of the Year” award at the MSSQLTips.com website! I am humbled by the recognition of my fellow peers in the SQL Server community and I’d like to thank all of you, the #sqlfamily, for voting. Special shout-out to Jeffery Yao, […]

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Nominated for the 2014 Tribal Awards

Just like last year, SQLServerCentral.com and Simple Talk are hosting the Tribal Awards. In their words: The Tribal Awards, co-hosted by Simple-Talk and SQLServerCentral, seek to recognize outstanding members of the SQL community. We want to highlight people who are currently leaders due to their writing, speaking, or general community presence. In the previous edition, I was […]

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PASS Summit 2014 WIT Luncheon Recap

I’ve just returned from my fourth PASS Summit, and it was the best one to date. One of the highlights each year is the Women in Technology (WIT) Luncheaon on Thursday. This year was the 12th annual event, and I was invited to attend. PASS board vice president of marketing, Denise McInerney, sat down for a Q&A […]

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October Presentations

This year is flying by! September has been an excellent month. My 24 Hours of PASS Summit preview session went well, speaking for user groups is always encouraging, and IT/Dev Connections was a blast! Now, on to October! First up, I’m presenting at my user group, FoxPASS, in Appleton, WI on Wednesday, October 1. I’ll […]

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