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 a session for SQLBits XIV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions
Azure Windows SQL Database is now an attractive option for archiving but how do you keep the data available without multiple connections? In this session you will see how!
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.