SQL Server Archive

Powershell for Database Developers

I recently presented for the SQLPASS AppDev Virtual Chapter on “Powershell for Database Developers”.  I promised that I’d get the files used in the demos up to my blog shortly so wanted to make good on that

DDL Schema Change Auditing on SQL Server 2005 / 2008

I’ve run across this before so wanted to write up a solution to keeping track of schema changes we’ve used. We trust our team to make DDL changes, additions, drops in order to get their job done.

Learning to work around DB Pro

I’ve been trying to get a multi-database solution working correctly with MS Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals (aka DBPro or DataDude). Anyone who has tried to tie multiple co-dependent databases together within DB Pro has

SSIS and XML Output

I was pretty surprised by this and am in pretty good company.  SSIS 2005 and 2008 do not have an XML Destination adapter. We have another “opportunity” from Microsoft to work out a way to export XML

Getting Started

Well, I was inspired by Steve Jones (of SQL Server Central fame) to start a professional blog, if only to record some of my thoughts and experiences. I’ll be writing semi-regularly on SQL Server T-SQL, SSIS, Reports,