This is part 3 of a 5-part series. Part 1 – Planning Part 2 – The Distributor Part 3 – The Publisher Part 4 – The Subscriber Part 5 – Testing Scenario Publishers: servers SQL2014AG1 and SQL2014AG2, database AGTest Distributor: stand-alone server, SQL2014demo Subscriber: Azure SQL Database – server jessqldb2, database ReplicationTest Setting up […]
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This is part 2 of a 5-part series. Part 1 – Planning Part 2 – The Distributor Part 3 – The Publisher Part 4 – The Subscriber Part 5 – Testing Scenario Publishers: servers SQL2014AG1 and SQL2014AG2, database AGTest Distributor: stand-alone server, SQL2014demo Subscriber: Azure SQL Database – server jessqldb2, database ReplicationTest Setting up […]
How to run tests in your VB.Net script, and if you ask nicely I’m sure this works in C# too.
I’m joining this month’s #tsql2sday blog party as Andy Yun (blog | Twitter) has asked speakers to provide advice to new presenters. I’ve been presenting technical content for several years, and I think it’s one of the best things I’ve done for my career. It’s forced me to learn new things, given me self-confidence, and […]
I’ll be in Las Vegas October 24-28, 2016 for SQLintersection, part of the DEVintersection conference series! Why attend DEVintersection? It “brings your favorite Microsoft leaders, engineers and industry experts together to educate, network, and share their expertise with you. Just this year, ASP.NET Core, SQL Server 2016, Visual Studio 2015, Windows 10 and SharePoint 2016 […]
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 Saturday October 1st, please visit the site and sign up now! Since no SQL Saturday Minnesota would be complete without a full slate of pre-cons, PASSMN and the organizers of SQL […]
I hear that, “Sitting is the new smoking.” We’re supposed to stand more often, walk more often, move more often. I’m an active person (running and biking regularly) – but not while working. After using the same basic desk (not designed for office work) for several years, I decided to purchase a desk meant for […]
Tim Mitchell (b | t) asked me an interesting question: “What should you do if your employer won’t support your career development?” It’s a question I had to answer early in my career, and I am going to share my challenges and solutions. My first IT jobs were help desk. After taking classes at FVTC, […]
Every summer, Wisconsin is full of campers. (I’m one of them! My favorite places to camp are Copper Falls State Park, Devil’s Lake State Park, and Hartman Creek State Park.) In August, there’s even a summer camp for geeks – That Conference! What conference? That Conference! This year, come camping with us August 8-10. You’ll […]
IT professionals (and amateurs), it’s time we had a chat. It’s time to stop dragging and dropping (or copying and pasting) files between servers and/or workstations. It’s clumsy. It’s childish. It uses memory on the server. Oh, and there’s a really easy tool to copy files built into Windows – Robocopy. Here’s the basic premise: you […]