Sql Server – Big Changes at Microsoft

I found this podcast very interesting and worth listening to more than once. A group of Microsoft engineers responsible for both Sql Azure and the boxed version of Sql Server discusses the new approaches they are using to provide a cloud-based database service. The changes are also having an effect on the conventional database product. […]

Just Say No… to Day Number Functions

In a Mental Status Examination a psychiatrist will assess the patient, often to decide whether they should be admitted to hospital. Quoting the article linked above, “Orientation is assessed by asking the patient … what time it is (time, day, date)”. So the patient is asked what day of the week it is. What if […]