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Checking accessibility in your day-to-day work

Last year I wrote a series of posts about accessibility as it relates to presentations, and one aspect which I didn’t cover is within the documents themselves. We create slides with wonderful typeface choices, clear text, minimal animations, good colour choices, and so on, but what happens when we need to share those documents with
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Calgary Data User Group

Database Projects 101 in Azure Data Studio (Calgary Data User Group)

On Wednesday February 23rd, 2022, the Calgary Data User Group will be hosting our first user group session of the year, featuring Warwick Rudd. The topic is an introduction to Database Projects in Azure Data Studio, the cross-platform tool for connecting to SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Here is the abstract: Database Projects are
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Join me in Germany in June

I have been selected to speak at the DataGrillen conference later this year. I will be presenting my session How Does SQL Server Store That Data Type?, which I debuted during last year’s EightKB online conference. This is the abstract for the talk, which will be presented on Thursday June 2nd, 2022, from 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm in
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Rest In Peace PASS

One year later: my look back on the PASS organization

My good friend and talented singer Rob Volk reminded me recently that I had promised to write about my involvement with PASS at the end of its life, and I remember saying out of respect that I’d wait a year before doing so. Time flies. To recap, the few remaining assets of the PASS organization including
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Calgary Data User Group

Calgary Data User Group: Big Data Clusters with Bob Pusateri

This is one of those shameless plugs I’m allowed to do from time to time to promote my user group here in Calgary. Tonight, starting 5pm Mountain time, Bob Pusateri (blog | Twitter) will be presenting an hour-long session about Big Data Clusters, a very interesting feature that was introduced with SQL Server 2019. From
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Join me next week at my first GroupBy session

2021 has been the year people want to learn about Temporal Tables, it seems. Not only am I speaking at the SQL Trail conference next week, but I was also selected to speak at the upcoming GroupBy conference on Tuesday October 26, 2021. Yes, that’s also next week! Some facts about next week’s talks: Yes,
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