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Overview of Published Articles – 2015Q2

Here is an overview of the articles I published in the second quarter of 2015. INTENSE SCHOOL Book Review: Query Tuning & Optimization by Benjamin Nevarez MSSQLTIPS I’ve been busy writing tips! Purging Entity Members in SQL Server Master Data Services Using the Transaction History in SQL Server Master Data Services Introduction to Power Query for […]

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How to drop a Temporal Table

No no, I didn’t say temporary, but temporal! SQL Server 2016 introduces a great new feature called Temporal Tables. Or in other words, system-versioned tables. We’ll see what catches on. In a gist, such a table keeps track of the history of its rows by the use of some audit columns (start and end date) […]

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SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1 has been released

Microsoft is all about rapid release cycles nowadays. We already experienced this with Power BI, where monthly new features and improvements have been added. Now SQL Server appears to get the same treatment: SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1 has just been released. There is nothing groundbreaking in this release – which can be considered as an […]

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My first SQL 2016 bug

A little while back SQL Server 2016 CTP2 was announced and I have spent some time playing with it (read: spent hours creating a VM because there were hundreds of Windows updates). It seems I have already found a very small bug while creating a new database: Apparently they forgot to rename the compatibility level 🙂

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Demystifying Power BI – slidedeck

ITPROceed has come to an end and what a great event it was. Kudos to the organizers and all the other speakers! My session went pretty well, at least from my point of view, although I had to rush my demos a bit since there was only a 50 minute time slot. I prepared for […]

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SQL 2016 Preview has been released!

For those who haven’t noticed already: SQL Server 2016 CTP2 (or Preview as some call it) has just been released! This means it is play time! 🙂 You can either download a copy if you’re old school like me, or you can spin up a VM in Azure like all the cool kids. SQL Server […]

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Solving a slow running query issue with UNION

That’s right! I will solve a performance issue by adding a UNION into the query. Interested? Read on! I recently encountered a curious issue with a query. The query itself wasn’t exactly rocket science: it read data from a few tables and calculated the start and the end dates of a contract in the SELECT […]

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Overview of Published Articles – 2014Q4

Here is an overview of the articles I published in the last quarter of 2014. INTENSE SCHOOL MCSE Prep: Overview of T-SQL Windowing Functions Part 1 MCSE Prep: Overview of T-SQL Windowing Functions Part 2 The third and final part of this series will probably be published this month, so keep an eye on the site […]

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PASS BI VC recording is available now

The recording of the webinar I did for the PASS BI virtual chapter is live! (Quick reminder: it was the same session as on the SQLServerDays: How to (not) torment your fellow SSIS developer?) I’m quite pleased with the recording, although I sound like a drunk German scientist sometimes. The slides can be downloaded here. Let […]

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Beware the defaults! (in windowing functions) – The Movie!

I was recently contacted by the fine gents of Webucator, an online training services provider. In order to promote their SQL Server classes, they are doing a free series called SQL Server Solutions from the Web where they show different SQL Server solutions found in blog posts around the web. Essentially, they are turning blog posts […]

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