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Git Cracking

4 minute read

Git can be an interesting learning curve if you are coming from TFS (Team Foundation Server). However, there are some great things about using Git if you can...

Update SSMS With PS1

1 minute read

Installing and Updating SSMS with a simple PowerShell script can be a nice little timesaver…

Data Compare on Temporal Tables

3 minute read

I hadn’t seen much talk on doing data comparisons on temporal tables, as they are a new feature. I went through the exercise to compare current to historical...

Powershell ISE: Updating Theme

less than 1 minute read

For all the dark theme aficionados, or those who just want a better theme than the default, here’s a quick set of directions to update your ISE.1. Go to down...

DAW Dive 1 - Getting Started - Studio One 3

5 minute read

I’m a geek, software nerd, and a musician. As I’ve been stagnating lately in my musical progression I decided to dive into trying to produce some recordings ...

Remote Desktop Workflow Improvements

5 minute read

Remote server management is a fact of life for folks involved with sql server. Since we work so often with remote machines I looked into a few tools that pro...

Regex With SQL Server - SQLSharp

2 minute read

In the context of my developer machine, I had log files I wanted to parse through. I setup a log library to output the results on a test server to a sql tabl...

SQL Compare 12: Initial Look

1 minute read

I know there have been a few other folks going into more detail on SQL Compare 12 (beta), but I thought I’d share just a few looks at the new design. Looks p...

Cool Tools: Powershell ISE-Steroids

2 minute read

Disclaimer: I have been provided with a free license because I am reviewing. This doesn’t impact my assessment of the tool. I have a passion for finding tool...

Documenting Your Database with Diagrams

6 minute read

Don’t get too excited. I know you love documentation, and just can’t wait to spend some time digging in to document your database thoroughly. I imagine you p...

Dev Tools: XYplorer (review #1) - Catalog

2 minute read

currently on version 14.60 I’m a big fan of finding tools that help automate and streamline things that should are routine actions.Surprisingly, I’ve found i...