Decoding IBM DB2

I’d almost mark this to a new category titled: "Trivia". At least, that’s what it feels like – particularly when it came to finding out how to do this. Scenario: Client has a financial package running on an AS/400, IBM OS v5 r4, which has DB2 for the iSeries installed. We are building a lightweight…

Web Training: The SQL Channel

  One nice resource for training, and recently discovered in my case, is JumpstartTV, a division of Fourdeuce, Inc, which in turn is owned by End To End Training, a provider of technical training. Fourdeuce has some recognizable owners in the SQL Server world: Andy Warren, Brian Knight and Steve Jones (if you don’t know…

TPC Benchmark Status – April 2009

  For anyone unfamiliar with the TPC (Transaction Processing Performance Council), they are an independent non-profit with the goal of creating benchmarks for database systems that are verifiable and reportable to the industry. It is worth taking a look at their site and some of the research; if nothing else, you may get some ideas…

SQL Reporting Services Presentation in San Antonio

I will be presenting at SALSSA on May 20th.The title of the presentation is "Creating reports for Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 using SQL Server Reporting Services"Please mark your calendars.When: Wednesday May 20th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm(Always the third Wednesday of the month)Where: New Horizons8200 IH 10 West Suite 500Topic: Creating reports for Microsoft Office Project Server 2007…

SQL Reporting Services Presentation in Austin

I will be presenting at CACTUSS on May 19th.The title of the presentation is "Creating reports for Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 using SQL Server Reporting Services"Please mark your calendars.Location: Microsoft Technology Center Stonebridge Plaza, Building One 9606 N. Mopac Expressway, Suite 200 Austin, TX 78759When:05/19/20055:30 pm

Announcing the Austin Area BI User Group!

  Catapult Systems will be working with Microsoft to sponsor the first Central Texas Business Intelligence User Group. The Central Texas BI User Group’s objectives are to: Build community around BI and related technologies Cross-pollinate information and ideas on BI Provide a forum for companies to share innovative programs and solutions based on and related…

Presenting at Tech•Ed 2009

I will be presenting at Tech•Ed 2009 in LA, May 11-15, 2009. SharePoint Search Challenges and Tricks Abstract Many organizations struggle with SharePoint search configuration when it falls outside simple document search. This session presents strategies for handling special search scenarios like large files and images. This session also presents techniques for metadata tagging of…