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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AndyLeonard.blog() is Faster!

First, thank you to everyone who visits and has visited this blog. It’s been painfully slow and I am truly sorry about that. I upgraded to a managed WordPress service at GoDaddy and things move much faster now – as you probably already realized. One nice side-effect of this change is it now takes less time …
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