Automating Data Cleaning and Validation with DQS and SSIS, Part 1 I have been doing some work with SQL Server Data Quality Services (DQS) in preparation for SQL Saturday in Salt Lake City (https://www.sqlsaturday.com/349/eventhome.aspx ). Part of my code demo involves validating addresses using MelissaData Address Check. Address data… Read More
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I attended the MIMA Summit this week in Minneapolis. It was an energizing day of sessions and keynotes by a who’s who of the digital space today. One thread that seemed to permeate the talks was the concept of “moments.” Moments are those opportunities when you have the user’s attention. … Read More
Last week at the end of an interview, a candidate asked about my thoughts on flat design. Though unspoken, I think this question typically presumes allegiance to one of two camps. You’re either a flat person or aligned with everything else (and there’s a lot of everything else that is… Read More
I recently had an opportunity to present at a Microsoft technology roadmap event here in the Denver area on PowerBI. In preparing for this presentation I had to take a stroll down memory lane… well more like a memory dark alley where monsters I’d rather forget are still lurking. Back… Read More
A design pattern is a formal way of documenting a solution to a design problem. The “Feature” design pattern is a simple yet powerful mechanism that enables you to rollout features based on configuration settings. It provides the ability to turn these high-level features “on” or “off” by changing the… Read More