SQL Heroes

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

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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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    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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    One more day to go...

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    Tomorrow we’re going to announce the SQL Heroes winners before the keynote @ SQL PASS 2008. Be there!
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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Some of you have already voted... for your favorite SQL Hero... the rest of you are overdue!

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    Our survey got posted to Connect a little while back (life and work kept getting in the way of posting all the entries). Those of you who spend more time on Connect than is strictly healthy have already seen it and voted. There are a lot of overachievers...
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    It's time to update your entries for SQL Server 2008 RC0...

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    I realize that I've been MIA for a couple weeks (but I have really good excuses - heh!), but I'm sure that everyone's been waiting patiently for this: Reed Me : SQL Server 2008 RC0 Samples are up! Now that RC0 is out the door, it's time to either update...
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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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    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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    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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    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 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 SQL 2008 Extended Events Manager

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    Weighing in as a finalist in the SQL Heroes competition, we have “SQL 2008 Extended Events Manager”!! Project URL: http://www.codeplex.com/ExtendedEventManager/ SQL Hero: Jonathan Matthew Kehayias from the US. Personal Website: http://jmkehayias.blogspot...
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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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    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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    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 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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    They would be SQL Heroes...

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    I love chocolate. I think genetic engineering is interesting, if a little more art than engineering (a lot like software engineering). However, these guys would definitely be SQL Heroes in my book if they were using SQL Server. Better Chocolate Through...
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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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    Do I have to attend SQL PASS to win?

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    Short Answer: No. Longer Answer: Nope. Long-ish Answer: Not at all, but you do have to PLAY to win. Heh. I.e. if you've been putting off creating your CodePlex project and submitting your contest survey, you're running out of time... Old-fashioned USENET...
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