Tag: SQL Server

PASS Summit 2017

Last week I was back in Seattle – I love that city! – for the PASS Summit. I’ve only been to two PASS Summit’s and at the first one, I

Seattle & The PASS Conference

Later today, I’ll be headed out to Seattle, Washington – courtesy of my employer. I’ve been to Seattle several times and once seriously considered moving there. This trip is something

That Didn’t Take Long…

Alas this Friday will be my final day at D+H already. Unfortunately, the job was not a good fit and I did not want to be unfair to them or

Adios Avanade!

Well it has been an interesting and decidedly bumpy ride. Earlier today, I stopped working for Avanade Managed Services (or UCCMS – or whatever fucking acronym they’ll call it next

Saying Good-bye To Microsoft

Next Tuesday, the 28th, will be my final day as a “blue badge” employee of Microsoft. Although it would have been nice to stick around until May and have my

SharePoint and SQL Server’s Error 8628

This morning I posted my first blog post on the SharePoint Escalation Team MSDN blog. This explains the reason behind SQL Server’s query compile timeout error and how SharePoint can

The Curse Of The Windows Installer Cache

In my opinion, one of the worst things ever to come out of Microsoft is the Windows Installer Cache. Actually, I shouldn’t be that harsh. There is a worse thing

Seven Years…

Yesterday marked my seventh anniversary working with Microsoft’s SQL Server Customer Support. I was hired with a group of nine others as vendors in the Mississauga, Ontario office. That site