Live! 360 Speaker
Mindy Curnutt
by mindyc
2y ago
I’ll be speaking at Live! 360 Orlando, December 2-7. Surrounded by your fellow industry professionals, Live! 360 provides you with immediately usable training and education that will keep you relevant in the workforce. I will personally speaking on database topics. On Tuesday, December 4th I will present on the topic of: SQT10 Parameterization and Performance in SQL Server. T-SQL programming makes wide use of parameterization in stored procedures, dynamic statements and ad hoc queries. Many developers aren’t aware of the significant influence they have on query performance. Incorrect use or la ..read more
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BOOK PUBLICATION: SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out
Mindy Curnutt
by mindyc
2y ago
Co-Authored by:  Mindy Curnutt Conquer SQL Server 2017 administration—from the inside out Dive into SQL Server 2017 administration—and really put your SQL Server DBA expertise to work. This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds—all you need to plan, implement, manage, and secure SQL Server 2017 in any production environment: on-premises, cloud, or hybrid. Four SQL Server experts offer a complete tour of DBA capabilities available in SQL Server 2017 Database Engine, SQL Server Data Tools, SQL Server Management Studio, and via PowerShel ..read more
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Power BI Class on October 11 – 2018
Mindy Curnutt
by Mindy Curnutt
2y ago
Power BI Class in Dallas, Texas October 11, 2018 I have organized a Power BI Class with an emphasis on transportation and logistics that will take place at University of Texas Dallas (800 W Campbell road, Richardson, Texas 75080) on October 11, 2018. I’ve been able to work with one of the best Power BI Teams in the United States and introduce them to the Transportation & Logistics space. As a result, I’m so happy to bring to you a FULL DAY POWER BI CLASS that will use Transportation & Logistics data for most of the demos, taught by the Guy in a Cube d ..read more
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My Article at IT Pro Today – Azure Cosmos DB vs. SQL Server
Mindy Curnutt
by Mindy Curnutt
2y ago
I am pleased to announce I’m writing a series of articles for IT Pro Today.  Below is a excerpt from the first in the series.  In this article I’m  comparing Azure Cosmos DB against SQL server and how that affects or will affect DBAs and our profession as a whole.  You can read the entire article here. Azure Cosmos DB vs. SQL Server: Scalability Differences Azure Cosmos DB introduces career- and technical-related questions for traditional DBAs; how it handles scalability, by scaling out rather than up, distinguishes it from SQL Server Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s ..read more
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Restoring a SQL Backup from Azure Blob Storage
Mindy Curnutt
by Mindy Curnutt
2y ago
I struggled through this exercise and thought I would pass along what I have learned along the way. Basically, I have a Windows Server in Azure with SQL Server installed on it. I want to take a native SQL backup and restore it to the SQL Server in Azure. Sounds like it shouldn’t be that hard, right? Well, it’s not, you just have to know what you’re doing – once you’ve figured it out it’s not a big deal. I’m not a big Powershell person (yet, maybe someday), so I wanted to basically do this using Transact-SQL. First thing I had to do was to push the BAK file up into Azure. OK…seems easy enough ..read more
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Power BI, Twitter and the Old Settlers Music Festival
Mindy Curnutt
by Mindy Curnutt
2y ago
Learning by Combining Multiple Interests: Power BI, Social Media, Music and my Daughter A few weeks ago I discovered the Power BI Solution Template for Twitter Campaign/Brand Management. I’ve played with the template a bunch since then, made some discoveries, dug a little deeper and put it to use on a few occasions. I’ve used it to review tweet patterns about #sqlpass, #mvpbuzz and most recently #osmf2017.  What is #osmf2017? I’m so glad you asked! (proud Mama Bear’s gotta share). Last weekend my daughter Riley Curnutt (please go like her Facebook page) was one of the top 10 fi ..read more
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Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Mindy Curnutt
by Mindy Curnutt
2y ago
I’ll be teaching a session on Spatial Data coming up this weekend at SQL Saturday, Washington DC.  In the recent past, at the end of my presentation we have a little fun and use spatial methods to render a drawing of Hillary and Donald using only T-SQL. Honestly, I’m getting rather tired of that story, and I’m ready to move on to something much more lighthearted. So – I decided to replace that section of my presentation with a drawing of Olaf. JPG that I started out with. I used the technique created and outlined clearly by Alex Whittles in this blog post: http://www.purplefrogsystem ..read more
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Serving as an Idera ACE 2016-2017
Mindy Curnutt
by Mindy Curnutt
2y ago
I’m very proud to announce that I have been selected to participate in the 2016-2017 Idera ACE program.  This means I’ll be able to participate and mentor others in the #sqlfamily more than ever before! My first event as an Idera ACE will be SQL Saturday, Lincoln NE. I’ll also be traveling to Washington, DC and presenting at their SQL Saturday thanks to Idera! Part of my Idera ACE responsibility is to also blog, mentor and educate, fantastic! I am truly honored and so excited. This award has given me some new energy and I feel invigorated and ready to “get going!” Here’s to a great year ..read more
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Received the PASS Outstanding Volunteer Award
Mindy Curnutt
by Mindy Curnutt
2y ago
PASS is the Professional Association for SQL Server and is a Worldwide Organization with about 250,000 members. This is the 2nd time I’ve received this award, and I’m one of only 2 people to ever be awarded the designation more than once.  I was also awarded this designation in June of 2015. It will be announced at the late October PASS Summit in Seattle to over 4,000 attendees at the Washington Convention Center. “As one of the Program Managers, Mindy has been an invaluable member of the PASS Community. She has restructured the process of reviewing abstracts by building her own dat ..read more
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Using Powershell to set Roles & Features required for MDS
Mindy Curnutt
by Mindy Curnutt
2y ago
This is my 3rd go-around installing MDS on SQL Server. I’ve been playing with it on each of the new SQL 2016 RC builds. Today I’m once again standing it up. Hey, practice makes perfect! One of the first things that needs to happen in order to get MDS up and running is that the Roles & Features for the server need to be in the right state. Today I was playing with Powershell some (long story…but it involves an orphaned storage group in Azure), so I was already in a Powershell kind of mood. I then found a handy script, which allows you to use Powershell to “presto-chango” get the Roles & ..read more
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