Bob Duffy's Blobby Blog

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April, 2010

Blog - About

About SQL Server, BI and Database Stuff

I've been around custom application development in Ireland for about 15 years. Currently I am focusing on helping enterprise customers with SQL Server, BI and dot.net technologies.

I live with my wife and four children (yes four all under 8!), in Sandyford my main hobbies are playing with SQL Server, wrestling with kiddies, playing and watching UFC, board games, strategy games. 

Hopefully I'll be posting articles that people might find interesting ;-)

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    PowerPivot RTM has arrived

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    I’m just back from the office 2010 roadshow. Phew four cities and six presentations on PowerPivot later back at home with a nice cup of tea and my own bed for the night ;-) A few people asked me how to get hold of the RC0 that I was using on the demo...
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    SCOM for SQL Folk on 27th May

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    I’m talking at the SQL Users group on “SCOM for SQL folk”. this session is based on my experiences with SCOM and working to get the product to do what we need it to do for managing SQL performance. Often as a DBA or SQL consultant, SCOM is “forced upon...
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    Time to get serious with encryption

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    just read an article indicating the some states in the US are making data encryption on disk and on the wire compulsory with some pretty hefty fines (see http://www.sqlmag.com/article/sql-server/A-New-Law-that-Will-Change-the-Way-You-Build-Database-Applications...
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    SQL Immersion: Dublin 2010

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    The only local opportunity for advanced SQL training with sqlskills (Paul Randal and Kimberly Tripp) is happening in June/July this. As far as I know this will be the only SQL Immersion in Europe this year. If you are a SQL professional, attending a sqlskills...
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    PowerPivot at the Office 2010 Roadshow for IT Pros

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    If you haven’t seen PowerPivot yet, there is a great opportunity at the Office + SharePoint 2010 Roadshow for IT Pros coming to Dublin, Galway, Cork and Belfast. We have been working on making an Irish Centric Demo of PowerPivot along with the great new...
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