I’ve been writing T-SQL Tuesday posts for years and it is pretty cool to be hosting this month. I don’t make it every month, but that is one of the great things about T-SQL Tuesday – if you miss it there is another one coming up quickly. I debated what the topic should be for some time and I was really leaning towards something on the cloud or PowerShell, maybe PowerShell in the Cloud, or perhaps some Cloudy PowerShell, but after Ed Leighton-Dick (B|T) announced his new blogger challenge I didn’t want to limit the options for all of these new contributors. The topic this month is straight forward, but very open ended. You must learn something new and then write a blog post explaining it. One of the reasons I present and blog is because it forces me to really learn a subject if I am going to explain it to someone else. I am now giving all of you that same opportunity. You’re welcome.
I considered limiting this to just T-SQL, but that seemed….limiting. It just has to be something SQL related and also small enough that you can explain in a single blog post. Maybe a T-SQL command or DMV you have been meaning to learn more about or an SSIS component or PowerShell commandlet you’ve never used before. Try not to make it too theoretical I want some code snippets or screen shots. OK. We’ll meet back here on the internets in a week and all have some new knowledge.
If this was a commercial this would be the part the lawyers make me say:
T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly block party for bloggers started by the renowned Adam Machanic (B|T). The community has been doing this monthly blog party for quite some time now and it is a great way for new bloggers to contribute and to get interesting conversations going. All you have to do is follow these simple rules.
- Your post must go live between 00:00:00 GMT on Tuesday April 14 and 00:00:00 GMT on Wednesday April 15.
- Your post has to link back to the hosting blog post, and the link must be anchored from the T-SQL Tuesday LOGO (found above) which must also appear at the top of the post.
- Trackbacks might work but you can also leave a comment, but definitely tweet about your post and include the #tsql2sday hashtag (you can optionally add my twitter handle @SQLMD)
22 thoughts on “T-SQL Tuesday #065 – Teach Something New”
Am I the first one? -> http://borishristov.com/blog/teaching-and-learning-the-noexec-thing/
You probably were. I’m teaching a class in Kuala Lumpur today, so I was a bit busy this morning when I could’ve published.
Thanks Mike – mine is at: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/rob_farley/archive/2015/04/14/showplan-permission-denied-even-if-the-database-isn-t-actually-used.aspx
4th! Can’t wait to read everyone else’s. http://sqlstudies.com/2015/04/14/remotely-shutting-down-an-instance/
Here’s my contribution – thank you for hosting!
My contribution https://sqlsanctum.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/t-sql-tuesday-065-teach-something-new-apply/
Thanks for hosting, Mike! Here’s my blog post: http://www.cathrinewilhelmsen.net/2015/04/14/using-a-numbers-table-in-sql-server-to-insert-test-data/
T-SQL Tuesday #65 – Overcoming Variable Limitations in SQLCmd Mode http://www.sqlsoldier.com/wp/sqlserver/tsqltuesday65overcomingvariablelimitationsinsqlcmdmode
Almost didn’t make this one. Thanks for hosting Mike. https://sqljudo.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/tsql-tue-65-memory-optimized-hash-indexes/