And it's also really easy to procrastinate. I meant to blog about a big misunderstanding right after last month's SQL Server Magazine UPDATE commentary appeared, but now I'm just finishing up this month's commentary and only now realized I forgot to write this blog post.
In this commentary
http://www.sqlmag.com/article/sql-server/Disseminating-SQL-Server-Information.aspx I talked about how difficult it is to find the information you might need, and how difficult it is for educators, or product support providers or documentation writers to make sure EVERYONE has the necessary information.
The title of the article is "Disseminating SQL Server Information", and if you go to the page that lists all my articles, you'll see the short description:
How can we ensure that everyone can find the SQL Server information they need?
But some people thought I was actually complaining ("beating people up") for not knowing certain facts.
I apologize profusely to anyone who assumed I was berating them. I hope that anyone who actually knows me, knows that this would be the last thing on my mind, but I can only assume that there are readers out there who have never met me.
My point in the article was not only to talk about how hard it is to find correct answers, and know that they are correct answers, but that it's almost impossible to make sure everyone who needs the information can find it. Particularly since there are new SQL Server users every day!
I certainly don't know EVERYTHING about SQL Server, and I have trouble tracking down answers sometimes. I know it's orders of magnitude harder for people who have a lot fewer sources of information than I have.
Again, I apologize to anyone who has ever thought any of my writing or responses are condescending in any way. It has never been my intention to make anyone feel bad for what they don't know, particularly when they're doing something to try to learn more!
Thanks so much to all my readers… where would I be without you all?