Hello, World! Encore Edition aka Good-bye, Microsoft

Moving On After nearly nine years at Microsoft, I’ve chosen to move on. I’ve accepted a position at Fusion-io—now a SanDisk company—as Worldwide SQL Server Solutions Architect where I’ll be evangelizing, documenting best practices, collaborating directly with the Windows & SQL product teams & other partners, doing cutting-edge performance work, & of course flipping the…

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MSDN Blog Box Beefed Up and SProcs Tweaked For New! Improved! User Experience

A few weeks ago Cindy Gross brought this tweet to my attention from SQL Server MVP Jason Massie: statisticsio:  I should pdf the essential posts from @aspiringgeek and sqlcat because everytime I really need them blogs.msdn.com is crawling. https://twitter.com/statisticsio/statuses/1377928792 Yes, aspiringgeek is my Twitter handle.  Who’d’ve thunk it?  And who’d’ve thunk Microsoft’s blogging backend could…

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Perception, Reality, & Incrementally Tuning World-Class Applications

Performance & the 20% Rule I was reading the post from Ed Glas, Make Your Performance Work Count: The 20% Rule.  He shared the words of computer science professor & billionaire entrepreneur David Cheriton: If it is fast and ugly, they will use it and curse you; if it is slow, they will not use…

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