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Adam Machanic

Adam Machanic is a Boston-based independent database consultant, writer, and speaker. He has been involved in dozens of SQL Server implementations for both high-availability OLTP and large-scale data warehouse applications, and has optimized data access layer performance for several data-intensive applications. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at user groups, community events, and conferences on a variety of SQL Server and .NET-related topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and a former member of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.

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Presenting at SQL Saturday 323–Paris 13 Sep 31 Aug 2014
I am honored to present Using Biml as an SSIS Design Patterns Engine at SQL Saturday 323 – Paris 13 Sep 2014! If you will be in the Paris area 13 Sep, read this blog, and want to learn more about Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml), stop by and say “Hi!” :{>...(read more)

Trace flags - TF 7806 29 Aug 2014
The trace flag 7806 is necessary when a DBA would like to use the dedicated administrator connection (DAC) in the SQL Server Express. The DAC is turned off when you install the SQL Server but it is a good practice to turn it on after the installation is done. The DBA will really need the have ...

Four New Slide Decks for SQL Server and IT Pros from the DevLink 2014 Conference 29 Aug 2014
Get slides about Microsoft SQL Server: Internals & Architecture, Top 10 DBA Mistakes, Ten SQL Coding Practices, and Persuasion Techniques for IT Pros...(read more)

SSIS Dashboard v 0.6.1 29 Aug 2014
Yesterday I’ve released the latest SSIS Dashboard update. There quite a lot of new features included that I found to very useful when you have a server full of packages and logs. Here the complete list: Highlighted the feature I think worth the most: Updated Morris.js to v 0.5.1 Updated ...

On Agile Data Warehousing 28 Aug 2014
In the last month, I’ve been working on the slide deck of my Agile Data Warehousing workshop. In order to give to it additional value that goes beyond the pure technical aspects, and since now the “Agile” approach is becoming more and more mainstream also (and finally!) on BI, I did a small ...