SQL Server Blog

Testing your Database in a DevOPs Pipeline

March 29th, 2018

This month while at MVP Summit in Redmond WA (USA not Australia :)) our Database DevOPs Evangelist Hamish Watson recorded..

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Working with Git and GitHub – for both application and database code

March 25th, 2018

This week Warwick and Hamish had been discussing Source Control and specifically how we can get clients to use it..

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T-SQL Tuesday #100 – Automation and cleaner code/data is the key to future success

March 14th, 2018

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday #100 is hosted by Adam Machanic (B | T) who started T-SQL Tuesday 8 years ago and has invited..

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T-SQL Tuesday #100 – Skills Shortage

March 13th, 2018

Thank you Adam Machanic (B | T) not just for Hosting T-SQL Tuesday #100 but also for starting this fantastic..

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Want to bring DevOps to your Database?

March 1st, 2018

It is widely accepted that if you are putting your database into DevOPs deployment processes – you need to at..

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The Data Platform has expanded – your usage & knowledge of it needs to as well

February 27th, 2018

In recent years we as data professionals have moved from dealing with SQL Server databases with SQL Server Reporting Services..

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SQLSaturday 725–Victoria, Canada

February 2nd, 2018

SQLSaturday is in town for he first time in Victoria, Canada on Saturday March 03, 2018. As such the SQL..

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SQLSaturday 706–Wellington

January 29th, 2018

SQLSaturday is back in town in Wellington for the first time since April 14, 2012 (SQLSaturday 136) when it was..

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Difinity Conference 2018

January 29th, 2018

The Difinity Conference is on again in Auckland, New Zealand. This conference is the largest Microsoft Data Platform, Business Intelligence,..

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Why I’ve Joined SQL Masters Consulting as a Data Platform Consultant

January 22nd, 2018

This blog post is a continuation from why I left Jade Software (which you can read about here) and describes..

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SQL Server 2017 STRING_AGG

December 21st, 2017

Prior to the release of SQL Server 2017, if you were wanting to perform any form of grouped concatenation we..

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Life and Technology

December 14th, 2017

The decisions we make based on our first impression or first look at someone, a situation, or a problem we are faced with can dictate which path we take next. This may not always be the best course of action to take. In this post I am going to introduce you to a scenario that can easily get you making the incorrect assumptions…….

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Hi, I'm Warwick Rudd, I am a Microsoft Data Platform MVP as well as a Microsoft Certified Master working as the Principal Consultant here at SQL Masters Consulting.
In my blog I will look at all things SQL Server as well as some things outside of the SQL Server relm but hopefully you will find them helpful and interesting.


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