Author : All posts by ilikesql

03

May

14 sessions recommendations to attend at Ignite

14 sessions I would recommend to anyone at Ignite. (for data platform and business analytics) I’ve been to a lot of conferences, so many that I can’t remember how many I’ve been at. Starting 14 years ago, I attended my READ MORE

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14

Apr

Join us for free SQL Server Upgrade & Migration Seminars

Are you planning to Upgrade or Migrate to SQL Server 2014? In partnership with Microsoft,  DB Best is delivering  free 3 hour seminars at multiple Microsoft MTC locations, seating is limited so register now! In this 3 hour seminar you’ll learn: READ MORE

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31

Mar

Relationship status: it’s complicated!
Relationship status: it’s complicated!

Dear Microsoft, If I would be in a relationship status with you on Facebook, it would probably be set to “It’s complicated“. Oh goodness, I don’t know where to start, but quite honestly, our relationship goes way back, to the READ MORE

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30

Mar

You are running any of the following applications on Oracle or Sybase, and you are wondered what it would take to get them migrated to SQL Server? Well you probably qualify to join us for a by-invitation only 3 day hands READ MORE

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22

Mar

Reblog: Video gone viral – the Grinch that stole our Christmas

The joy of online shopping versus trying to find a parking spot at the mall Just like many other people do around the holidays, we decided to order some items online to avoid busy shopping lines at stores and get READ MORE

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21

Mar

Installing SQL Server Data Tools (GUI or unattended)

SQL Server Data Tools While its name might be confusing, there are actually 2 versions of SQL Server Data Tools, one that focuses on Data Modeling and Tooling, another one that purely focuses on BI and was previously known as READ MORE

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21

Mar

Quickblog:How to install an MSI file unattended
Quickblog:How to install an MSI file unattended

How to install an MSI file unattended MSIEXEC /a “product.msi” /qn Example: MSIEXEC /a “d:\downloads\ssdt.msi)” /qn Typically this installation will not show any user interaction or verbose logging. Combine with the Full MSI Syntax options as listed below to output READ MORE

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20

Mar

Installing SQL Server Data Tools BI (and unattended install)

  About SQL Server Data Tools If you are anywhere involved with Microsoft Business Intelligence using Analysis Services, SQL Reporting Services or even SSIS you need to have SQL Server Data Tools for Business Intelligence installed. Now most people would READ MORE

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17

Mar

QuickBlog: Upgrading SQL Server
QuickBlog: Upgrading SQL Server

The end of SQL Server 2005 extended support is nearing on April 12, 2016. To accomplish a smooth and trouble-free upgrade to SQL Server 2014, you should plan for upgrade and address the complexity of upgrade for your applications. As READ MORE

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16

Mar

@SQLSoldier interpretive dance at Summit
@SQLSoldier interpretive dance at Summit

What started as some funny comments about @SQLSoldier doing an interpretive dance has rolled into a great initiative as additional support to the fundraising for my cousin Gunnar. And it looks like he was serious about his commitment to an READ MORE

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