SQL Heroes

WANTED: SQL Heroes to win fortune and glory. And possibly a Windows Home Server!

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    The T-shirts have arrived.

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    It's Official™! The T-shirts are in and locked away in the super-secret swag vault somewhere deep in the bowels of Building 35... The only way you're going to get one is to ask me nicely (first and foremost) and show up at one (or more) of the following...
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    MVP dinner. No pictures. Just contest swag...

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    It was cool to meet lots of smart folks at the SQL Server MVP dinner last night. I got a chance to meet some of my long-time heroes! For those of you @ the summit who didn't get your swag (or the size you preferred), come on over to Building 34 when you...
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    In case you need an excuse to NOT participate...

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    Not everybody likes contests apparently... (Foex, I have yet to win anything in the game alpha testing contest that I love playing these days. *pout* ) But Dan seems to have taken an irrational dislike to YOUR contest... I'm starting a crusade at Microsoft...
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    And the winners are...

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    [Insert abject apology for the vacation-related delay here. Yes, the turkey-related festivities were great, thanks for asking.] The winners were announced @ SQL PASS 2008 on Friday 21 November. And belated as they may be, here’s the Official Announcement...
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    When does attitude define a SQL Hero?

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    Your attitude defines you. Good or bad. For better or worse... If your attitude isn't positive, change it! Every day is another opportunity to start over. SteveW asks the Rhetorical Question of the Day™: "Is this good career advice?" It's rhetorical because...
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    Individual T-shirts for entrants going in the mail...

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    I've got a few Ts left over after Tech*Ed 2008, and I don't want 'em to go to waste, so I'm going to put T-shirts for individual entrants in the mail next week. Those of you who have signed up already will be getting an email from me asking what size...
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    And in this corner... we have ssisUnit

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    Weighing in as a finalist in the SQL Heroes competition, we have “ssisUnit”!! Project URL: http://www.codeplex.com/ssisUnit   SQL Hero: John Calvin Welch from the US. Personal Website: http://www.agilebi.com A big thanks to John, on behalf of the...
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    Is everyone a winner?

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    Without getting into the philosophical question for the ages “Is everyone a winner?”, the question came up about Finalists­® over the weekend. Because we had to kick a number of entries that didn’t meet the simple rules outlined in the Official Contest...
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    The votes are in. No recounts necessary.

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    I know who the winners are, but you’ll have to wait for the results until a week from Friday, though. Heh. The winners will be announced from among our nine finalists on the last day of SQL PASS 2008: Friday 21-November 2008. Be there!
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    What does Hayden Panettiere have in common with SQL Server?

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    "What does Hayden Panettiere have in common with SQL Server?" might seem like a bizarre title for a first-post, but I'm going somewhere with it, so bear with me. (Let's just hope it's not the principal's office or the unemployment line.) For...
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    Who are the judges? What is a SQL Ranger?

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    If you've read the Official Contest Rules ™, you've seen that the Official Contest Judges™ will be members of the SQL Ranger Community™. If you know what a SQL Ranger is, you can probably stop reading now. If you know what the Microsoft Certified Architect...
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    Want to be an open source guinea pig?

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    Paula's looking for you. Since you've created a SQL Heroes contest entry, you're obviously a qualified CodePlex Developer™, right? CodePlex project developers wanted - Port 25: The Open Source Community at Microsoft She's just looking to interview you...
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    Just in time...

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    The end of the contest runway is fast approaching... and we've got some great entries! To celebrate, the WHS team has released Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 so that it will be ready and waiting if/when your entry wins. But you have to play to win,...
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    Wow, will you look at the time?

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    Between frenetic RTM activities and summer vacations, I haven't posted in a while. Sorry!! The less-than-one-week countdown has started. Be sure that you've published your CodePlex projects and submitted your contest surveys. We've almost reached...
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    Better late than never...

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    OK, so it's been a couple weeks since the contest entry period closed, and I've been remiss in announcing that fact. Sorry!! (Thanks for the reminder, Jonathan.) Over the next couple weeks, I will be blogging a little bit about each qualified entry...
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    Everybody wants to know...

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    Everybody wants to know how many entries there are. Well, everybody who put in an entry anyway. Heh. Next week, we're going to put up the survey for YOU to select your favorites. You're welcome to count them. Heh. I will blog about the entries,...
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    And in this corner... we have CDCHelper!

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    Weighing in as a finalist in the SQL Heroes competition, we have CDCHelper!! Project URL: http://www.codeplex.com/CDCHelper/ SQL Hero: Ignat Andrei from Bucharest (Romania) Personal Website: http://serviciipeweb.ro/iafblog For those of...
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    And in this corner… we have “a hash implement by basic array and link list in C#”

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    Weighing in as a finalist in the SQL Heroes competition, we have “a hash implement by basic array and link list in C#”!! (I’m tempted to make an acronym of that, but I’m not sure that it would help.) Project URL: http://www.codeplex.com/hashByArrayLink...
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    And in this corner... we have SqlMonitoring Tool.

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    Weighing in as a finalist in the SQL Heroes competition, we have “SqlMonitoring Tool”!! Project URL: http://www.codeplex.com/sqlmonitoring SQL Hero: Robert Hartskeerl from the Netherlands. Personal Website: none specified A big thanks to Robert, on behalf...
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    And in this corner... we have SQL CLR Measure Time

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    Weighing in as a finalist in the SQL Heroes competition, we have “SQL CLR Measure Time”!! Project URL: http://www.codeplex.com/SqlClrMeasureTime SQL Hero: Gorm Braarvig from the Norway. Personal Website: http://gorm-braarvig.blogspot.com/ A big thanks...
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    And in this corner... we have Allocation SQL Server Management Studio Add-in

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    Weighing in as a finalist in the SQL Heroes competition, we have “Allocation SQL Server Management Studio Add-in”!! Project URL: http://www.codeplex.com/SSMSAllocation SQL Hero: Daniel Gould from the UK. Personal Website: http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs...
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    And in this corner... we have BIDS Helper

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    Weighing in as a finalist in the SQL Heroes competition, we have “BIDS Helper”!! Project URL: http://www.codeplex.com/bidshelper SQL Hero: Greg Galloway, Darren Gosbell and John Welch from the US. Personal Website: none specified A big...
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    And in this corner... we have QPee Tools 1.0

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    Weighing in as a finalist in the SQL Heroes competition, we have “QPee Tools 1.0”!! Project URL: http://www.codeplex.com/QPee SQL Hero: Jason Massie from the US. Personal Website: http://statisticsio.com A big thanks to Jason, on behalf of the world and...
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    What is the Ms-PL? Why do I need one?

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    Instead of cribbing the whole text of the Ms-PL and dropping it here, I'll just refer you to the source: Open Source at Microsoft: Licenses: Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL) That hopefully answers the "what" question. The "why" question is a little more...
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    How much time do you really have?

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    For anybody who hasn't actually written non-trivial software, it might seem like the contest window that we've allowed for submissions is HUGE! The rest of us know that it's probably not enough time to do what you want to accomplish (i.e. writing a winning...
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