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Pitching Pebbles – Using Certificates to Grant Privileges 2

I’m sure you’ve heard the story by Stephen Covey about the professor that fills a jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand as a metaphor for time management and prioritization. I’d relate it here, but I think this video is much more fun. Obviously this metaphor applies to all aspects of our lives, but we can […]

If you fill the jar with pebbles first, you'll never have room for the big rocks.

Table Value Constructors

So I was poking around on SQLServerCentral today and I wandered into the QotD section. At random, I picked a TSQL question that introduced me to a new functionality in SQL Server 2008: table value constructors (TVC). Let me state for the record that I am not a developer (in case you hadn’t already noticed). […]

TVC example output