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About mauriciorpp

Hi, I am Piccolo - but not the one from Dragon Ball. I'm from a highly competitive and fast-paced world too, the IT industry, and this space will be used to share some challenges I face daily on my career. As you will see, I don't do brawls but I need to be a fighter! Stay tuned.

Back to basics: a New browser with a familiar feel.

Over 15 years have passed, and here it goes again: a new browsing experience hits me! It is fun how something that is now so trivial can still surprise you. I am browsing all day, be it to perform work, search things, … Continue reading

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Some SQL Server performance goodies

Hi folks. It’s been a long time, but Databases Never Die (this could be a movie name, don’t you think?). Below are a few performance articles to think about performance. First one is SQL on Windows vs. SQL on Linux. … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2016 Management Studio Download

It’s that time of the year. No, I’m not talking about christmas, I’m talking about new product cycles from Microsoft. For SQL Server it usually happens on even years, it’s 2016 so this year we have a new SQL Version. … Continue reading

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To the cloud: Amazon AWS free access

Ok, so let’s be fair to everyone: AWS also has a “free level” for you to create a few VMs and learn how to manage things there. I highly reccomend that you get to learn both AWS and Azure. https://aws.amazon.com/free/ Happy … Continue reading

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Get a taste on the cloud: MS Azure Free Trial

Continuing with the inevitable move to the sky, and trying to self-quote myself here (well, self-post actually), I’m back to tell you that you can have one month of free experimentation with all Azure platform for free. You can set-up … Continue reading

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SQL Server: ranking your data

This is the kind of query that kills some servers – ranking. It’s a bit hard to make programmers understand how important the performance of their code can have a big impact on server speed – they all seems to … Continue reading

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Some fancy BI stuff: SSIS training, Data Tools add-ins and BIML academy

A few days ago I posted a link to one BIML introduction webcast. Now I now it will be a series of webcasts this week, it’s a great oportunity to learn more about it! Stay tuned and subscribe to the … Continue reading

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How to install DSA.MSC on Windows 7 and Server 2008 / 2012

For Windows 7 you will need to download a package from Microsoft: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1  . Follow the great instructions in this link: http://tweaks.com/windows/40075/install-group-policy-and-ad-tools-on-windows-7/ For Windows Server 2008 and 2012, it’s just … Continue reading

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SSIS / Data Tools compatibility between 2014 and 2012

Well, to be simple: there is no backwards compatibility when you create a package in SQL Server 2014 Data Tools (formerly SSIS/BIDS). 2014 files only run on 2014 servers. 2012 on 2012, and that’s it. Microsoft acknowledge this issue but … Continue reading

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BIML first steps

BIML stands for Business Intelligence Markup Language. It adds some things on top of SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services, now called SQL Data Tools, or BI Development Studio, or even DTS – Microsoft should really make up their mind and stop … Continue reading

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