Community Days 2014 – Milan

Italian Community Days 2014 are coming!

The event is totally free!

You fill find:

  • A very good agenda.
  • Three days of tech full immersion, dal 25 al 27 febbraio.
  • Five tracks
  • Sixty speakers!

I’ll present my “database under source control” session. My “mission” is to bring ALM knowledge on database side. I think that this topic is often underestimated.

here is the list of cummunities that will follow the event:

Click here for more info.

So, spread the word! hashtag: #CDays14

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SQL Saturday in Verona!

This year I will speak at PASS SQL Saturday in Verona with a session based on database and source control management.

PASS SQLSaturday’s are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, 
providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers. 
Whether you’re attending a SQLSaturday or thinking about hosting your own, we think you’ll find it’s a 
great way to spend a Saturday – or any day. 
I would like to share my experience in using Visual Studio and Red-Gate tools for database source control and continuous integration with TFService. So, I’ll wait for you all!
This is the speaker list and these are the event details.
Stay Tuned! 

SSMS Boost another cool addin for SQL Server Management Studio

During my SQL Devlife I tried lots of SQL Server management studio add-ins. Some days ago I tried SSMSBoost. Since I’ve already spoken about SSMSToolsPack and SQLPrompt, I’d like to focus this post on the capabilities that SSMSBoost adds to Sql Server Management Studio. I’ll speak about some of the available features, in the following order:

  • UI/User experience capabilities
  • Connections management
  • Searches
  • Extended menu options
  • Grid commands

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Differences between SSMS and ado.net: query execution time

Sometimes, in the forums I’m following, I face some questions about different execution times between Sql Server Management Studio and ado.net executions.

Questions like “Why my SSMS queries run so fast and my ado.net queries are so slow?”. This is a scaring behavior that you can verify lots of times. Some application’s logs tell to us a too large timing. When you copy/paste the SQLCommand into a new query window using SSMS (also on the incriminated server) the execution time is very short.

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