TechEd North America Live Stream Starting May 12

TechEd Live! Big fan of running these conferences to live streaming audiences…Don’t miss out! Don’t miss Keynote speaker Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of the Windows Server and System Center and other sessions, such as: · Deep Dive: The Future of .NET on the Server · Enabling Enterprise Mobility with Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure, and…

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Developer Productivity Measured

I often talk about the effects of lost productivity to my team and co-workers. I recently stumbled across this article (Programmer Interrupted) that was posted by a friend (Ward Pond) on his Facebook page. It is clear the impact that a single interruption can have. When you multiply that by 5 or 10 times a…

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The few, the proud, the fortunate. Microsoft Certified Architect Program

And I really do mean fortunate. On March 10th I am to embark in five weeks of some of the toughest technical training that I will do during my career. I have been to week long ramp-ups and boot-camps to help facilitate learning during my career. But this is far and above anything that I…

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SQL Server Function to merge a date with a time

I use this when I need to join two fields. One has a date, the other has a time.   IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[util].[uf_MergeDate2Time]’) AND type in (N’FN’, N’IF’, N’TF’, N’FS’, N’FT’)) DROP FUNCTION [util].[uf_MergeDate2Time] GO CREATE FUNCTION [util].[uf_MergeDate2Time]( @date DATETIME, @time DATETIME ) RETURNS DATETIME WITH EXECUTE AS…

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Colorado PASS Camp 2006 – SQL Server Technology Summit

First I want to thank everyone who attended the Colorado PASS Camp 2006 in Denver and my session this week. After we got past the technical issues, it was fast a furious as I tried to get to everything I wanted to show. Here is the link to the lab I presented and the PowerPoint…

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pdc 2005

i have posted an article on developer.com about my take on the pdc this year. i just recorded general impressions of the new technologies that are coming out of redmond this year and next year. i can not remeber a time, if it has even happened, when MS has delivered so many products. having been…

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