Fear Not the Mighty TRIM() Function!

  Jason Strate wrote up an excellent blog post dealing with the people asking for SQL Server to have a TRIM() function in addition to the LTRIM() and RTRIM() function and the possibility of performance issues creeping up.  You can check out his post below: PLEASE, NO TRIM()? Jason points out using two examples RTRIM() […]

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Twitter Is Nuts : Considering Two-Factor Authentication

  Okay so it looks from this post that Twitter is at least considering two-factor authentication since it had a security breach in which 250,000 user accounts were compromised. During the breach Bob Lord revealed that passwords and salts were taken but they didn’t think that they could be cracked but just as a “precaution” […]

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Silverlight : Hooking up a Default Button Action

One of the typical things that you may want to accomplish on a particular UI implementation in Silverlight is to have a default button that is triggered through the use of the enter key. For this Silverlight provides support UI Automation through a set of peer classes that derive from AutomationPeer. Most controls contain an […]

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BlogEngine.NET Settings Not Saving With Values Other Than Text

You may be using BlogEngine.NET 2.7 for your blogging solution like I am and have run into a rather sticky situation in which Settings values from non scalar entities are not saving the values of properties if they are anything other than text properties. This was a little frustrating to me since I have used […]

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Review: Samsung 840 Series 250GB Sata III Solid State Drive

In order to be a little more productive at work, I decided that it was high time that I switched out my older 500GB mechanical hard drive with an SSD. My old setup was utilizing a Hitatchi 500GB internal hard drive. Nothing fancy but it had finally gotten to the point where to boot up […]

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#SQLSat SQL Saturday Indianapolis Sponsorship Opportunity!

It’s almost here! One more month to go until SQL Saturday #126 is finally here. On Jul 28th,2012 Indianapolis will be hosting  an all day event of approximately 250+ developers and database administrators at the University of Indianapolis. There are still sponsorship slots available for company’s that wish to get their products/solutions/offerings out to the […]

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SQL Server 2012 Firestarter Series Recordings!

    Sorry for the delay everyone. Looks like my blog had an issue with pre-scheduled postings. Below you can find the links to all of the recordings from our SQL Server 2012 Firestarter Series just in case you missed them. I will be updating the posting here to keep them coming once new videos […]

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Chicago SQL Connections Talk: Auditing Using SQL Audit in SQL Server 2008 R2

Thanks to everyone that attended the presentation last night! It was really great to have everyone there and engaged in the conversation. Also great to see some old comrades as well. Below you will find the link to my slides and the content from the presentation. Remember that some of the things to consider when […]

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PTI SQL Server 2012 Firestarter Webcast Series

Well, PTI is ramping up for the release of SQL Server 2012 which is coming out the first half of this year and in order to help get the community up to speed we are putting on TWO MONTHS worth of weekly webcasts based on all of the new goodies that are coming out with […]

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@priley86 : Young Developer to Watch

Ah yes, I know…a little corny but every so often at events I run into some interesting people and I actually try to look up almost everyone that I meet in order to see what they are about. So I have decided to start a little Young Developer / Young DBA to Watch track here […]

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