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  • Blog Post: New blog location for SoCalDevGal

    Check out my new blog (‘Toward Data Craftsmanship) at Also note my twitter handle is now @lynnlangit. I’m preparing for 10 live talks on SQL Server and SQL Azure in October alone, so RSS to get lots of new content as I post after each talk this month.  I am also preparing...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server and SQL Azure for Developers

    Here are the decks from my presentations for TechEd Australia this week.  The sessions will be recorded.  I’ll post the links after – thanks. SQL Server 2008 R2 Features for Developers View more presentations from Lynn Langit . And Here SQL Azure Tools and Frameworks for Developers View more...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for Developers

    Here’s my deck for my presentation for TechEd / New Zealand (to be delivered live and recorded next week in Auckland).  Below the deck are links to the demo files as well. SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for Developers View more presentations from Lynn Langit . Demos on 1) New features in T-SQL – here 2...
  • Blog Post: Twitter Data on SQL Azure

    Here’s the deck from my presentation at ‘24 Hours of SQL Pass’. 24 Hours of SQL Pass - SQL Azure View more presentations from Lynn Langit . To try out SQL Azure with no credit card, no hassle, 30 days – use this code DPWE02 The Twitter parser source code (CodePlex) is here .  What this does is as...
  • Blog Post: Teaching Teen-Aged Girls T-SQL

    Yes, you read that right.  Here’s what we use (and it works!) – “Query to find ‘hot’ boys”.  We created and ran this class last year (at DigiGirlz) and we wanted to share it with you.  Teach a teen-aged girl to code! All the setup instructions, code and answers are published on CodePlex...
  • Blog Post: SoCalDevGal on Vacation – in Africa

    Yes, I know most ‘normal’ people don’t go to work on their vacation.  But then, I am not usually described as normal.  In this blog post I’ll write about my fourth trip to Africa in as many years. Disclaimer: I forgot my camera!  Thanks to Esther Schorr, Annali Delsink, Albert Zulu and...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 R2 – New Features

    Here’s my deck from my presentation today at TechEd Africa (in Durban, South Africa) – enjoy! SQL Server 2008 R2 View more presentations from Lynn Langit .
  • Blog Post: Where is SoCalDevGal – Fall 2010?

    This fall is shaping up to be a busy one. I’ll bet some of you will be in the same places as me too. Below is my tentative fall speaking schedule: August Mon, Aug 9 at Microsoft, Irvine w/Denny Cherry on SQL Server Scalability and Storage – day event Tues, Aug 10 at QuickStart, Irvine...
  • Blog Post: SQL Azure – Including June 2010 TechEd US Updates

    For my talks this month and next on SQL Azure – be sure to read the included slide notes as well if you download this deck.  I added all of the updates and announcements from TechEd US last week as well. Sql azure june_2010 View more presentations from lynnlangit .
  • Blog Post: What is Gemini? Deck from #SVCC

    I presented at #SVCC introducing Gemini – here’s the deck. Gemini Introduction View more presentations from SoCalDevGal .
  • Blog Post: Report from TechEd – What’s new with SQL Server BI?

    During the day, whenever I could I hung out in the SQL Server Business Intelligence world (another main site – here ) – sessions, floor booth, also I did a book signing for my BI book .  I was also fortunate enough to have a long lunch with Gemini PM Donald Farmer .  So, what did I see? 1....
  • Blog Post: SQL Server BI UG meeting in San Diego on April 2

    If BI is your thing, check it out – here There are also SQL Server UG’s in LA and OC and a SQL BI UG in OC.  For a list of all UGs in SoCal check here .  If your UG is missing from my list – let me know and I’ll add it!
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Sessions at TechDays Vasteras, Sweden

    My power point decks and other resources, such as the source code, are referenced below for my two sessions – enjoy! 1) SQL Server 2008 new features for .NET Developers SQL Server 2008 for Developers View more presentations from llangit . Also I have all of the demo files available as a zip file on Windows...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 for .NET Developers - session from TechDays Antwerp March 2009

    Here's the deck - link to pptx deck   Here's a link to the zipped demo files - - Windows Live Here's a link to my book - here Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: SoCalDevGal is heading over to Europe

    Yup, I am taking a little work trip - leaving shortly for 20 days in Europe.  During this time I'll be speaking at TechDays Belgium in Antwerp , TechDays Sweden in Vasteras and more.  Although I've been to other European countries in the past, this will be my first trip to both Belgium and...
  • Blog Post: 'How Do I...BI?' screencasts available

    33 parts - 5 to 15 minutes - every feature of SQL Server Analysis Services - enjoy!   'How Do I...BI?' screencast series
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Technet 杂志: Microsoft Press Flash - New books for February

    I don't even care that the cover image is incorrect.  It just makes me so happy to see this. Wow, China!  Wow, my book "Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008" is finally publishing this week!   Microsoft Technet 杂志: Microsoft Press Flash - New books...
  • Blog Post: Deck for SoCalCodeCamp presentation on SQL Server 2008 BI

    Bi2008 Plus Cloud Preview View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: bi cloud ) Check out the main SQL Server 2008 Data Mining site
  • Blog Post: 'How Do I BI?' screencast series

    As a companion to my new book " Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008" (MSPress, ISBN-13: 9780735625808), I am beginning to record this screencast series. Here's the planned series outline - links will become active as I record, edit and then upload completed screencasts...
  • Blog Post: Ya' sure u betcha - SQL Server 2008 can store more pie

        SQL Server 2008 can store more pie, really it can!
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Data Mining in the Cloud

    Try it out - I think you'll like what you see.   Oh, I love this so much - here's a sample result, using the Adventure Works sample data and the Analyze Key Influencers for the Purchased Bike attribute.  Note that I've applied a filter to the displayed result set. http://www.sqlserverdatamining...
  • Blog Post: Express Yourself

    I am interested in the Express version of our developer products for a couple of reasons: 1. These products provide a gateway to Microsoft developer technologies for free 2. SmartCare (the project that I personally volunteer for in Zambia) uses SQLExpress 3. These products are really lightweight and...
  • Blog Post: Wow, someone thinks I am a part of a 'Cool SQL People' group

    Aside from that, there are quite a few of us 'SQL-types' on Twitter. Check out this list from 'StatisticsIO' (what a SQL-like nickname!), otherwise known as Jason Massie
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 RTM!!!! Yeah Baby!!!!!

    My colleague, Zain , has a great blog post with links on the what/why/when/where/how of SQL Server 2008 - enjoy!. And, yes, if you are wondering, I am spending day and night working on my SQL Server 2008 BI book these days. The intent is get this thing draft complete by August 31. Is This Thing On...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence for .NET Developers

    Thanks to the LA .NET Developer's user group for inviting me to speak on my favorite topic. Here are the slides from tonight's presentation. | View | Upload your own Also you can search on this blog, using the 'BI' tag for more information. link to BI slide deck
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