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How Chocolatey saves me time

Reading Time: 6 minutes CodeSnippets #3 I want to share an application I use when setting up a new machine or recovering from a re-install of Windows, called Chocolatey. Since I started using Chocolatey, I find a 50/50 split of people I talk to...

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SQLBits 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes I still intend on writing a longer, more detailed post on how I got into public speaking and how I’d like to support and help others too, with my experiences and the DATA:Scotland newcomer sessions but a “Thank you” was...

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Retrieve Azure Tenant Id using PowerShell

Reading Time: 1 minute CodeSnippets #1 I have an idea to do a series of short blog posts over the year with helpful PowerShell functions, SQL code or problems I’ve encountered. The kind of thing I wouldn’t bother writing about as it would barely...

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Project Death March

Reading Time: 3 minutes For this month’s #tsql2sday, Jeff Mlakar asked for people to share a story about a project you worked on or were impacted by that went horribly wrong. (Jeff’s Invitation) One such story stands out from early on in my career...

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Glasgow Hacktoberfest Workshop

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Paul Broadwith (@Pauby)& I (@CPorteous) are running a Hacktoberfest workshop on Saturday the 27th of October @ Incremental Group, the Garment Factory, Montrose St, Glasgow Who is it for? If you’ve never used version control before, played around with...

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Speaking at SQLGrillen

Reading Time: 6 minutes SQLShack recently published a blog post I wrote on contributing to “the” community, the SQL community in my case. In that article I concentrated heavily on blogging as the medium, not speaking. I always saw bloging and helping people on...