The week of the PASS Summit is always one of the highlights of my year. Even though I keep connected with the community throughout the year, I love getting together with so many friends, both old and new, at this annual gathering of data professionals in one of my favorite cities, Seattle.
SQL New Blogger Challenge, Week 1: Just write!
It’s already time for week 1 of this round of the SQL New Blogger Challenge! I have to admit that it snuck up on me this time. That doesn’t matter so much, honestly. The important thing is to write something so you can build the habit. So what are you writing about? Here are a […]
SQL New Blogger Challenge: Looking back… and a new challenge!
A little over six months ago, I suggested the SQL New Blogger Challenge. I thought that maybe a few people would participate, but wow! The response was tremendous. When all was said and done, 40 people participated in the challenge, and that doesn’t include those experienced bloggers that lent their support. Many of those have continued […]
SQL Server 2016 announced… and it’s gonna rock
In what spare time I’ve had this week, I’ve been watching the news coming out of Microsoft Ignite (formerly Tech Ed). SQL Server 2016 was announced during Monday’s keynote. And it sounds like it will be awesome. Just a few of the highlights I’m interested in so far: Always Encrypted SQL Server has had encryption capabilities […]
Creating a Self-Contained Multi-Subnet Test Environment, Part II – Adding a Domain Controller
This is the second in a series of articles about creating a simulated environment for testing systems that cross subnets. Part 1: Networking Part 2: Domain Controller In Part I of this series, I showed you how to setup the networking and router for our simulated network. In this article, we’ll create the domain controller.