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  • Use Biml to Remove Spaces from Flat File Column Names

    I hate a space in a database column name. Kent Bradshaw and I are updating our demo for loading National Provider Index (NPI) file data (We plan to present on this soon… more later…). The NPI files currently have 329 fields and almost every one of them contains spaces: I had 5 minutes, so I decided to fix it with Biml. I first created an SSIS ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 6, 2016
  • 24 Hours of PASS (May 2016): Recordings Available!

    The sessions of the event 24 Hours of PASS The Evolution of the Data Platform edition (held the last May 2016 on 25 and 26) were recorded and now they are available for online streaming!  If you have missed one session in particular or the entire event, you can view or review your preferred sessions. Each video is available on ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on June 2, 2016
  • Apache Zeppelin for SQL Server/Azure via Docker

    For those of you that are interested in Big Data, you may be interested in knowing that I've just release the first version or a working docker image that simplifies *a lot* the usage of Apache Zeppelin in a Windows environment. As you may know I'm working  on a SQL Server / SQL Azure interpreter for Apache Zeppelin in order to have a good ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on May 25, 2016
  • What you should read :) during the upcoming !!! weekend - weekly SQL Server blogs review part 14

    Today I have really something extraordinary. We have been waiting so long to have a comprehensive wait statistics and latches description. And now we have them! Paul Randal prepared and posted a great source of information. This is a must read! By the way – Paul have had really a great week posting so much great stuff! Hope you will have a ...
    Posted to Damian Widera (Weblog) by Damian Widera on May 9, 2016
  • Free eBooks from Microsoft Press

      Microsoft Press (@MicrosoftPress) gives you the opportunity to download many eBooks for free. There is one eBook for every taste :) to find and download the most interesting eBook for you, point your browser here.
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on May 6, 2016
  • What you should read :) during the upcoming !!! weekend - weekly SQL Server blogs review part 13

    It was long time ago I posted a blog from this series. That was also due to SQLDay conference preparation.   I have found a very interesting series posted by Aaron Bertrand (who will be one of the stars during this conference). I strongly advice to take some time and read these articles. And those are only the newest ones! Hope you ...
    Posted to Damian Widera (Weblog) by Damian Widera on May 4, 2016
  • Temporal Tables - Part 3 - Syncing Multiple Modifications

    Back last June, I started this series on temporal tables, and in my head, I had enough information to make an educated set of examples on how to use them. In the back of my mind though, I knew that I hadn't quite thought enough about the whole process, particularly when you have several rows (or as I will note in the next blog entry, tables) that ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on May 2, 2016
  • MDS 2016 Installation on Windows Server 2012 R2

    This is a tip that should help installing SQL Server 2016 (tested on CTP33, RC2 and RC3) Master Data Services. The documentation is pretty old and incomplete (I already sent the feedback). The page “Web Application Requirements (Master Data Services)” ( should be seriously updated. First of ...
    Posted to Dejan Sarka (Weblog) by Dejan Sarka on April 27, 2016
  • Slide e Demos of my DevWeek sessions are online

    I’ve put on SlideShare and GitHub the slide deck and the demos used in my sessions at DevWeek 2016. If you were there or you’re simply interested in the topics, here’s the info you need: Azure ML: from basic to integration with custom applications In this session, Davide will explore Azure ML from the inside out. After a gentle approach on ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on April 25, 2016
  • 24 Hours of PASS (May 2016) – Agenda and Registration are now available

    Which is the evolution of the Microsoft Data Platform? Find it out on May 25 and 26, 2016 at the ''Evolution of the Data Platform'' edition of the 24 Hours of PASS! Register now, thanks to the sponsors, the 24 Hours of PASS is presented at no cost for you! The complete schedule of the event is available here. It doesn't matter from which part ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on April 20, 2016
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