Technology Post Roundup–7th Edition

In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and…


Technology Post Roundup–6th Edition

In Canada, we’re fortunate to have many community experts and MVPs. Throughout the month, they write about and talk about some really cool things. Many of you have told us that you’d like it to be easier to discover them and what they’re writing about. The team and I will be curating top picks and…


Geek out at DevTeach Vancouver!

Monday May 28th to June 1st DevTeach comes to Vancouver with sessions on everything from Agile, to web, to SQL, to the cloud! DevTeach visits Vancouver every other year. The event is designed for developers and features lots of familiar names and great speakers! There is nothing quite like a conference by developers for developers!…


New SQL Azure lab available (How to move data to SQL Azure)

The SQL Azure labs site is a great place to explore and play with SQL Azure! You are probably already using SQL Server and may be working with or wondering about SQL Azure. Often when I want to explore a technology, I find reading a blog post or MSDN article isn’t enough to make me…


SQL Server Roadmap to Denali Webcast Series

SQL Server Denali, so many great features for reporting, high availability, business intelligence, and more. If you haven’t had time to sit down and start learning about what’s new in the latest release of SQL Server, join Microsoft Canada for a weekly webcast series to help discover and understand the benefits of the latest release…


TechDays 2011 SQL Server and Data Platform Track Resources

A few days ago I posted the resources for the TechDays 2011 Communications and Collaboration track.  This post is intended to provide those who attended session in the Data Platform track to be able to continue their learning with the resources listed for each of the sessions delivered at TechDays 2011 in Toronto, as well…


Great Content in the Nations Capital!

TechDays is going to rock Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. But we haven’t forgotten the rest of the country! TechDays is sponsoring a number of events across Canada so even if you can’t make it to TechDays this year, you don’t have to miss out! In Ottawa, Microsoft is a proud sponsor and is even providing…


Reason #11 To Attend TechDays–The Data Platform Content Area

We’ve revealed the keynotes, the Windows Client and Phone Track, the Developer Tools, Languages and Framework track, the Developer Practices & Architecture, and the Cloud Computing and Online Services track, but the one thing that all of these have in common is the need to access, store, and manipulate data.  Organizations rely on IT to…


Come Learn SQL Azure in Ottawa

Come join me as I will be presenting this Friday in Ottawa on SQL Azure at CTE Solutions. I grew up on SQL Server, but it really isn’t that hard to get up to speed on SQL Azure. A lot of features are the same, but there are a few key differences you need to…


How to Move Data from One Table to Another

I recently saw a post on Stack Overflow asking how do you copy specific table data from one database to another in SQL Server. It struck me I should share the solution to this with others because it is such a handy trick. Often I set up test data and want to quickly copy it…

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