Exam Prep 70-463: More about Dimensions

This post is part of a series on this blog that will help me, and hopefully you, pass exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012.  So far, we’ve covered: Tables and Schemas in the data warehouse Today we’re going to review dimension tables in more depth.  As I stated last time, dimension tables […]

The DimCustomer dimension table in AdventureWorksDW2012

The Snowflake schema starts to add complexity

Exam Prep 70-463: Tables and Schemas

Well, the PASS Summit has come and gone and it was *awesome*.  What a difference from my first Summit experience, when I went to every session I could and then went back to the hotel.  This time around there was something going on every evening and I made the most of it.  I think the […]


PASS Summit 2014: WIT Luncheon with Kimberly Bryant 1

When Kimberly Bryant began studying programming at college, she found that there were few women, let alone women of color, in her program.  As a fellow woman in technology, I can certainly relate to her feelings of isolation.  IT has traditionally been a male-dominated field, and while progress has been made to attract women into […]

Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code

Summit and something new… 1

Let me just say, I’m excited.   First of all, can you believe that the PASS Summit is next week?  Next. Week. Are you ready… to have your brain explode from all the SQL learnin’? to reconnect with your SQL Family? to add new members to that family?   Personally, I’ll be starting out my […]


PASS Summit 2014 – I’m speaking! 3

On June 25, 2012, I set a goal for myself.  It was this: In the next 3 years, I want to present at the PASS Summit. Today I am thrilled and honored to say that this November I will achieve that goal (got it in just under the wire)!  Drawing thousands of attendees from across […]

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