This post is not long enough to be a fully-fleshed out post on my technical blog, so I’m putting it here. Understanding Optimizer Timeout and how Complex queries can be Affected in SQL Server by Joseph Pilov is a worthy
(Originally posted on my technical blog.) For the last six months or so, I have been helping some really smart people put words on paper, both the physical and electronic kind, which is hopefully going to culminate in an actual
(Originally posted on my SQL Server blog.) Next week, while blog posts are scheduled as expected, I will be attending my third PASS Summit. Summit 2014 In my first year, I attended every single event I could. The Monday night started with Steve
I’ve been remiss in keeping my followers up to date on what’s happening this year. In the beginning of the year I worked on a student film called Joy To The World, in which I played the boss of a
This post was originally published on my SQL Server blog. I worked on four films in 2015, three shorts and one feature-length movie, all shot in Calgary where I live. That has resulted in seven IMDb credits for me, someone
As of last Saturday, I’m now on the conference circuit as a speaker. It feels really weird to say that, because it was thrilling and terrifying at the same time. This was the room I spoke to (photos taken during
Normally I like to keep my SQL Server blog separate to my personal one, but this is too good not to share. I’ve been selected to speak at SQLSaturday in Vancouver, on 27 June 2015. My topic is related to
Six-One or Up is the latest post I’ve written on Born SQL’s blog. This piece talks about the end of life of Windows XP and Server 2003 R2, and why you should upgrade.
I passed yesterday. I must have been half asleep last time, because my score was nearly 200 points higher this time around. MCSE: Data Platform is mine!
I failed by one or possibly two questions. My downfall is the multiple option questions, where you have to pick more than one possible answer. I remember exactly which questions lost it for me. I can rewrite earliest in two