Saturday, 7 May 2016

Putting your Head in the Clouds–An Introduction to Cloud Computing and Microsoft Azure

If you attended David’s session Putting your Head in the Clouds today at SQL Bits today you can download the create database script and his slide deck from the links below:

Also David mentioned his eBook in the talk today you can download that for free using the link below

eBook – Putting your head in the Cloud

Friday, 6 May 2016

Go and See David’s Session at SQL Bits on Saturday

In yesterday’s blog about the latest version of David’s book on SQL Azure I mentioned David was delivering his SQL Azure talk  at SQLBITs tomorrow. So I thought I’d write a short post for a Friday encouraging you to go.

You will find David in Dome 8 at 2.30pm this Saturday pop along and learn all about SQL Azure.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Free eBook – Azure SQL Databases

PuttingYour Head In the Cloud An Introduction to Cloud Computing and Azure SQLDatabases by David Postlethwaite has been revised in readiness for David’s session at SQL Bits this coming Saturday


Since the publication of the first edition of this book last year, the Azure portal has changed significantly and the changes in this book reflect this. If you have already downloaded a copy feel free to download the latest version. If you haven’t downloaded a copy yet feel free to do so too.

David will be delivering his talk a Beginners Guide to Cloud Computing and SQL Azure at this Saturday. He is 2.30 – 3.30 slot in Dome 8. So just after lunch, why not go and join him and learn a little about Azure.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Word Wrap in SQL Server Management Studio

I was delivering a SQL Server upgrade class last week in Toronto Canada. I got asked a slightly off topic question. It went something like this…

“Can you get the text in management studio to word-wrap?”

Word-wrap is not on by default. You can see from the image  below we have scroll bar which we need to use to read the full line

No Word Wrap

It’s a small thing, but I had never looked for this option before. Not knowing the answer I went straight to my demo machine and started looking at the SSMS options

Tools > Options > expanded the Text Edit


SSMS Options

You can see there is an option for word wrap in management studio. If you choose Word wrap and the sub-option to show a glyph when the text has wrapped you get word wrap


It helps makes your code easier to read too and removes the need for a scroll bar.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Weekly Round-up 30 April 2016

It’s been an interesting week for me. I spent last week in Toronto delivering a SQL Server upgrade course and a very enjoyable week it was too.  Couldn’t get tickets for the Raptors playoff game so I have to make do watching it on TV and treat myself to a hat J

Toronto Raptors

Not read too many blogs this week so I don’t have a list of links, however I found this in my twitter feed. Staff moves from Microsoft to Amazon and Tony Bain’s take on how Amazon could disrupt the databases market

The database world…always interesting.

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