Picture it: Sandton, 2007. The launch of a 150-day plan to migrate a set of disparate systems into a fully integrated hybrid data warehouse system running Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and associated plugins. Some of us (including me) are a little bewildered by the prospect, especially considering the volume of data and applications that need to migrate in this short period of time.
Almost a whole week since my last post … sorry to the regular readers!
On the Animaniacs, there used to be a segment called "Good Idea, Bad Idea", which was probably my favourite next to Pinky and the Brain.
Phew, it's been a while since I posted!
A bugfix release of ShutOff 2000 has been released, thanks to some feedback from a new customer. Visit http://itsol.co.za/ for more information.
From 8 to 12 January 2007, I attended a couple of Microsoft Training courses. These were:
I got a new PC at work: the Dell Precision 490. It's a replacement because my older HP wasn't coping with the massive amount of processing we're doing for SQL reports.
SQL Server 2005 is fun, especially when enough hardware is thrown at it. However, I still cannot get SQL Server 2005 to add a linked 2000 server to it. No one can seem to help!
I'm getting a new PC at work in the near future because this beast is too slow and the hard drive isn't big enough for the massive reports that I have to automate.
As some of you know, I changed jobs at the beginning of September. More than six weeks later, I'm very happy with my decision. I signed a confidentiality agreement so I can't talk about details (obviously), but I am very happy with my prospects.