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*DataPoint* Christmas in July or How Data Helps Charities

While Frank is playing with robots in Pittsburgh, Andy is packing boxes for “Christmas in July.” There, he reflects on how data is helping charities better help people. Mentioned in this *DataPoint*: Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child, The Honduras Project, Prison Fellowship.

*DataPoint* Happy #BIML Release Day

Today is a special day and Andy is excited.  It’s Christmas in July. It’s BIML Release Day! BimlExpress is a free extension for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) that snaps right into Visual Studio. BimlExpress now includes a Preview Pane, previously only available in Mist. Mist has been re-branded BimlStudio 2017 and sports lots of new features!…

*DataPoint* What Makes #SQLSatATL So Great

Andy takes a quick post-lunch break to chat about why SQL Saturday Atlanta is so great: it’s one of the biggest SQL Saturdays in the world and gathers some of the brightest minds in the field outside of the “big conferences.” It’s also free and community driven. That and he’s there goofing around with son,…