2012 was, simply stated, a year that kicked my butt. When I wasn’t struggling professionally, I was struggling personally. Health issues, culminating in a diagnosis of Type II diabetes, and the passing of my father soon after Thanksgiving marked my biggest struggles. I apologize to those of you who are normally on my Christmas card [...]
As soon as your data loading process involves some difficult or sophisticated cleansing or transformations, it gets really, really hard. I’ve found a cool, free tool – expressor studio – that shields your data integration application, with its associated business and transformation rules, from changes that might occur to underlying target or source files.
I enjoy working at Quest Software partly because we do a lot to give back to the community. Here’s one example, a free poster describing all of the SQL Server 2005 and 2008 dynamic management views. Get it here. It’s the perfect compliment to the free system map poster available from Microsoft here.