Monthly Archives: October 2013

SQL Server Data Tools for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 now available

From Microsoft, SSDT is now available for SQL Server 2014: We’d like to announce the availability of SSDT that supports SQL Server 2014 databases.  SQL Server Data Tools for SQL Server 2014 CTP2 is pre-release software, does not support upgrade … Continue reading

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PASS Summit 2013

Not much news came out of the PASS Summit 2013 from last week, but boy did I have a blast!  I met over 100 people who were presenters or bloggers (I counted).  I made an effort to find them as I … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases SQL Server 2014 CTP2

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2014 CTP2 (download): What’s new in SQL Server 2014 CTP2? New Mission Critical Capabilities and Enhancements Enhanced In-Memory OLTP, including new tools which will help you identify and migrate the tables and stored procedures will … Continue reading

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Recording Audio of Meetings

As a consultant I am often starting from the ground floor on a new data warehouse/business intelligence project, and usually one of the first tasks is to interview business users from various groups.  During these interviews I am doing an … Continue reading

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Presentation Slides for Transitioning to a BI role

Thanks to everyone who attended my session “Transitioning to a BI role” at the PASS SQL Saturday Charlotte.  The abstract is below.  Another packed room with a number of people standing! Here is the PowerPoint presentation: Transitioning to a BI role. Transitioning to a … Continue reading

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Presentation Slides for Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture

Thanks to everyone who attended my session “Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture” at the PASS Summit 2013.  The abstract is below.  It was a packed room with many people having to stand.  Maybe next year I’ll get a bigger room  I hope … Continue reading

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PASS Summit 2013

The PASS Summit 2013 is almost here!  Check out all the great sessions and speakers.  I feel very fortunate to be able to speak alongside many of the experts in the industry. I will be arriving Sunday night in Charlotte and attending a pre-conference … Continue reading

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Data Warehouse Maturity Model

I have talked about the Business Intelligence Maturity Model (see Business Intelligence Maturity Assessment), but I wanted to dig further into one area and talk about the Data Warehouse Maturity Model.  The graphic below, from Wayne Eckerson, is very accurate based on my … Continue reading

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Does Business Intelligence equal Data Warehousing?

I have seen many times at clients where the terms business intelligence and data warehousing are used interchangeably.  In reality, these are two separate disciplines. This is especially true for enterprise data warehouses due to an EDW’s scope, complexity, and large volumes … Continue reading

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I’m a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP)!

I have been honored to be chosen a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP).  Here is a video on my reaction: I’m a Microsoft MVP and I feel great! The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional … Continue reading

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