Well it’s certainly been a busy week for me. Both for private and professional reasons. Professionally I’ve been providing more SQL Server 2019 and Azure DevOps feedback than I have in the last year.
Personally, I’ve been celebrating my wedding anniversary, dealing with home improvements and waiting for my brothers’ book to appear online. Something I will talk more about brothers’ book in a while.
SQL Server 2019 Lab feedback
Where do I begin. Well last week I published my personal review about the SQL Server 2019 Lab. Which you can read in detail here. Afterwards, Bob Ward asked me on Twitter to provide some feedback based on it.
Which I have done, and you can view them both in detail here.
Azure DevOps feedback
Afterwards, I realised I needed to provide a suggestion about one of the filters in Azure DevOps. It was about adding a ‘Not’ option on the filter for tags on the backlog boards. You can read the suggestion in detail here.
SQL Server 2019 feedback
After doing this I thought I might as well provide the outstanding suggestions I had for SQL Server. However, when I first went to do so I discovered SQL Server 2019 CTP 3.2 had being released.
Eventually though I got around to providing the two suggestions this week.
First one is about having a command line version of SQL Server Configuration Manager. Because it could be useful in certain situations.
In fact, I did talk to a Microsoft employee at Pass Summit last year who asked me to send this by email. I thought I better submit it officially because it is months later.
Feel free to comment about it or vote for it here.
Second suggestion is about using local repositories. Which some of you know I have posted about in the past. Of course, you are welcome vote or comment about this suggestion here.
I mentioned a book
Now I did mention earlier in the post about my brothers’ book.
I think its common knowledge that the person who writes the encryption of the mind poems that have become popular is my younger brother.
He announced a while back he has a book coming out soon. Because I’m proud about what he has achieved, I have been keeping an eye out for when it is available for pre order on Amazon.
At the moment the link for it exists here. Now the page contains few details, so I’m constantly checking to see if it’s being updated.
For the benefit of those who have yet to read any of Chris’s poems you can read some of them on his website here. In addition, he also publishes them on his own Facebook page which has got a bit of a following here.
To sum up, in the future I’m going to aim to provide feedback more frequently. Otherwise I’m going to end up in a situation where I’m providing feedback for multiple items again.
If any of you have feedback items that you are considering submitting I recommend doing it sooner rather than later.