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Saving to Excel in Azure Data Studio

Saving to Excel in Azure Data Studio

Azure Data Studio continues to grow on me. I previously wrote about getting my favorite keyboard shortcuts to work, which made me very happy, but now for a feature I love even more - saving result sets to Excel! Yes, I know, spreadsheets can be evil. They can even be places where good datasets go to die, but it's important to remember that they're a necessary evil. Sometimes you just need a result set in a spreadsheet, whether you want it to be in one or not. In SQL Server Management Studio, there's no single-step way to save a result…
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Join Me for PASS Data Expert Series!

Join Me for PASS Data Expert Series!

I'm very honored to have one of my PASS Summit sessions chosen for the PASS Data Expert Series, taking place this Thursday, February 7th! This is an awesome opportunity to see some of the top-rated sessions from this year's PASS Summit. Included is my session on SQL Server Management Studio, which ended up being the second-best attended session of the entire conference. I will be available to answer any questions that come up during the presentation. Sound awesome? Register today! I hope to see you there!
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SQL Saturday Chicago 2019 Schedule Posted!

SQL Saturday Chicago 2019 Schedule Posted!

We have just under two months to go until SQL Saturday Chicago 2019! This year we received 148 abstracts from 63 different speakers, and we are very pleased to announce our schedule. Thank you to all who submitted! I hope to see you on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Benedictine University in Lisle for what will be a wonderful day of free training, networking, and career development. (Lunch is available for $15.) We have once again broken our previous record for registration (set last year), and are now at capacity. But fear not! There are still ways you can attend:…
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I’m a 2019 Friend of Redgate!

I’m a 2019 Friend of Redgate!

I am very proud and happy to be a Friend of Redgate for a sixth year! If you’re not familiar with the Friends of Redgate program, we work with the Redgate development and product teams to provide feedback on existing products, new tools, and feature enhancements. You can also find us doing things like speaking at events, writing articles on Redgate tools, and participating on the Redgate forums. Last year, I even got to present at SQL in the City Summit in Chicago as a result of being in this program. Redgate is a wonderful organization to be associated with. Not only do…
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Presenting for the PASS HA/DR Virtual Group

Presenting for the PASS HA/DR Virtual Group

I'm very happy to be taking part in a panel for the PASS HA/DR Virtual Group! Topic: Ask Me Anything about SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery Panel: David Klee, Ed Leighton-Dick, Anthony Nocentino, Bob Pusateri Date/Time: Tuesday 15 January 2019, 18:00 UTC Register Here Over the past year, our meetings have had LOTS of questions that typically cause us to go well beyond our scheduled hour. This time, we're dedicating an entire meeting to them! Bring whatever questions you might have about HA/DR features, architectures and anything else! I really hope to see you there!
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