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Crappy Code Games 2011 – London

Crappy Code Games 2011 – London

March 31, 2011

Great sponsors, wonderful people and awesome fun – this is how I would summarize the very first version of Crappy Code Games in London.Crappy Code Games 2011 For the uninitiated, Fusion-IO and SQLBits had coordinated to come up with a challenge for all the sql coders – to write the worst code. Yups, you heard it right, the worst code. Further details can be found on Simon Sabin’s (blog ¦ twitterpost. To recap, I was one of the very first to arrive around 6.00pm at the venue – Revolution Bar in Tower Hill. The venue started filling in by 7.00pm and it was so much of fun walking around and talking with all the SQL peeps. Oh ok, while the lesser mortals like me were busy drinking up the free beer and food, the Gods sat around the system, racking their brains and trying out the challenges. It looks like I was sort of a lucky mascot today, 3 people who were standing near me got an Apple Ipod in the lucky draw and Neil Hambly (blog ¦ twitter), whom I was cheering, ended up getting the first prize in the event. Neil Hambly at work The ambience was pretty dark, so couldn’t get any nice photos but I couldn’t resist the urge to paste this half-baked blurry photo of the victors in the podium. Neil Hambly and the winners with their prizes A Sony Vaio laptop and 2 XBOXes, the sponsors rocked! Thanks a lot Fusion-IO, once again. If you guys are wondering why I am thanking Fusion-IO again and again, check out the free goodies which I got.Crappy Code goodies All warmed up for the SQLBits event at Brighton now!

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SQL Server Tsql Quiz 2011

SQL Server Tsql Quiz 2011

March 12, 2011

Are you one of those who have always wanted to own an Ipad the moment it hit the stores and yet never did because it could burn a hole in your pocket? Are you one of those who like pitting their SQL brains against the rest of the universe and showing them who’s daddy? Or are you one of those who like to read and increase knowledge about SQL Server? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, it’s time to check out the new boy in the town. BR TSQL Quiz March 2011 BeyondRelational has coordinated with 31 Microsoft MVPs / experts and come up with this SQL Server feast for all you aficionados. You get to answer questions from some of the best SQL brains out there – every day of the month! And best of all, you even get a chance to win an Ipad sponsored by Redgate!! Have a sneak peek of the quiz masters below BR Quiz masters Don’t forget to check out the upcoming quizzes while you are there. And ofcourse, dare you forget to thank me when you get that nice little Ipad Smile.

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How to Choose the Right Business Intelligence Technology to Suit Your Style

How to Choose the Right Business Intelligence Technology to Suit Your Style

January 13, 2011

In my roles as a technical lead and a consultant, I have been often posed with this question – which is the best BI tool for this set of requirements and what is the best mode of presentation for this? I learned to answer this question from the various experiences I had in my projects since the past few years. Well, I am glad to say that answering this question should not be much of an issue even for a less experienced person with the latest whitepaper that has been released by Microsoft – Choose the right business intelligence technology to suit your style (white paper) How to Choose the Right Business Intelligence Technology to Suit Your Style The title might be a bit deceptive as it talks only about the Microsoft BI suite, but hey, did you really expect something else to come out of Microsoft? Overall, it is a good read for anyone who wants to understand which MSBI tool to use where and when. Read and get enlightened.

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