A former programmer, James to the dark side over thirteen years ago as he thought SQL Server would offer more of a challenge - and it did not disappoint! Through versions 7 to 2012 - with a side order of SQL Azure - he ave worked solidly with SQL Server. He also adores C# and BI but always find himself coming back to his first love, the database engine. Automation makes him smile and he is happiest when deep in the mire, under pressure, and with numerous seemingly impossible tasks to do in a hurry.
He is currently juggling moving a major client’s in-house system over to an SaaS model utilising SQL Azure, EF5+, and MVC, as well as more traditional DBA, SSIS, and SSAS work. MCM. SSDT junkie.
James Skipwith has submitted 3 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions
SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Technology - AKA Hekaton - is here. Should you be getting excited? Will it prove to be the miracle turbo-boost for your databases that you are hoping for?
AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Replication, do they play well or are they a match made in hell?
Planning on upgrading to SQL Server 2014? Here's what you need to think about and what you need to do, step by step. Simple.
Ever had to write a large number of similar stored procedures, audit triggers, archive tables, views, etc.? Let SQL Server do the work for you! With some custom functions, stored procedures and extended properties, this no longer has to be a chore.