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How to nest XML output in a SQL SELECT statement

A customer asked, "How to format [or structure] XML Output to include a sub-group inside the XML"....

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 10/23/2013

Data Explorer and Office 365 - Create a report from an Azure SQL Database source

This post shows how to create an Excel task report from a “Data Explorer” query...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 03/12/2013

10 reasons to use Data Explorer from the Community

Before starting this post, I want to thank all of our customers for commenting about how much they...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 03/12/2013

Data Explorer: An introduction to table relationships and the Expand operation

This post is an introduction to table relationship concepts as related to the Data Explorer Expand...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 03/07/2013

Migrate a WCF Data Service to Windows Azure

I just published a step by step guide to publish and consume a Windows Azure WCF Data Service...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 01/25/2013

How to publish Excel worksheets to Azure SQL Database using SSIS

Introduction In this tutorial you will learn the fundamentals of how to upload an Excel worksheet to...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 11/13/2012

AdventureWorks OData sample with Named Resource Streams

As a continuation of my previous blog post, the AdventureWorks QueryFeed OData sample now shows how...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 10/03/2012

OData QueryFeed workflow activity (Refresh)

I just updated the OData QueryFeed workflow activity sample. My original entity properties...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 09/13/2012

Introducing the OData QueryFeed workflow activity

As a continuation of my previous blog post, I created an OData QueryFeed workflow activity sample....

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 09/12/2012

Announcing the AdventureWorks OData Feed sample

Overview As a continuation of my previous blog post, we created a live AdventureWorks OData feed at...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 09/05/2012

AdventureWorks2012 OData service sample - Introduction

This post introduces the AdventureWorks2012 OData service sample. This is our second sample that...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 08/19/2012

Outlook Contact Data Sync Iteration 4

Back in April, Susan Joly and I discussed applying agile principles to samples development and...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 07/20/2012

Outlook Contact Data Sync with Microsoft Synchronization Framework - Iteration 3

Iteration 3 shows how to sync a SQL Express LocalDB database containing Outlook contacts to a SQL...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 06/11/2012

Outlook Contact Data Sync - Iteration 2

The source code for the OutlookSyncSQL Iteration 2 sample is at...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 05/14/2012

Introducing Agile Samples Development - Iteration 1

Welcome to the SQL Server and SQL Azure samples blog. I’m a Technical Writer on the SQL Server...

Author: Derrick VanArnam [MSFT] Date: 05/03/2012