70-113, the Virtual Lab exam, gives Microsoft Certification new hope

We all know what’s wrong with Microsoft certifications. The multiple-choice format means that people can cheat too easily, and over the years, the questions have often felt too specific, asking the kinds of questions that proper IT professionals just look up in Help systems like SQL Books Online. To help address this problem, Microsoft started … Continue reading 70-113, the Virtual Lab exam, gives Microsoft Certification new hope

Useful Wacom tablet

A couple of years I got a Wacom tablet. It was a gift – not really the type of thing I think I would’ve bought, but it was definitely nice to get. Since then, I’ve found it incredibly useful, and it’s become almost a permanent fixture in my bag. For a start, it’s a great … Continue reading Useful Wacom tablet

GO – repeating batches

GO is very cool. More so than you might think, and in a couple of interesting ways. This is the 6th tip from my TechEd Australia talk, from which you can see my slides and scripts in other posts. In SQL Server, GO is the traditional batch separator. But what many people don’t know (but … Continue reading GO – repeating batches