AndyStream for 7 Nov 2021

Frank and I are on Day 5 of 1,000 days, a new thing we started 02 Nov 2021 to remind us time is not fungible and we should build – and stick to – systems of execution. This morning I popped on for a few minutes to (again) share information about Enterprise Data & Analytics‘ …
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Wrapping Up 2020

It’s that time of year again; that time when bloggers and others share their thoughts about the year that was and the year to come. “2020 was ____.” I complete this sentence three ways, listed below. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments. “Different” …is the first word that leaps to mind. The …
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The Space Between

It happened again this weekend. After delivering my presentation titled “Moving Data with Azure Data Factory,” at SQL Saturday – Raleigh (which was awesome, by the way!) – one of the handful who stood because the seats were filled (I am humbled) approached and said, “I read your blog. How do you find time to …
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Website Ch-ch-changes…

Inspired by Frank La Vigne’s (blog | @Tableteer) snappy update to the Data Driven home page, I decided to spruce up a couple / three of my websites including this one, andyleonard.blog. I added the sidebar shown on the right of the site. It contains a more-readily-available search box and links to other websites I maintain – …
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One Way to Connect PSDrive to a SQL Server Instance

“Everyone Stand Back! I’m Learning PowerShell!” I keep telling folks, “Learn new stuff” and “then blog about it!” I figured it’s time I take my own advice. I’m reading Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones (@concentrateddon). I’m actually reading the first edition. I bought the book a while back and I’m …
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Moving Day

With a little help from a friend – Adam Machanic (@AdamMachanic) – I have moved my old SQLBlog.com posts here to andyleonard.blog. My old blog looks like the image above. The posts have been removed and links replace the content so older posts and links still work, but the placeholder content points folks here (I’m …
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