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  • What will I be doing at PASS?

    I felt horrible last year when I missed the MVP Deep Dives book signing at PASS.  I took part instead in a focus group that ran a little late, and still regret it.  So this year I wanted to get a jump on where I'll be, and this will help me stick with it.  So if you'll be at PASS and want to track me down to meet me, catch up, or ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on October 29, 2010
  • Project Phoenix

    Introduction A few years back, Microsoft gave MVPs MSDN Subcription cards they could pass on to others. The cards gave recipients access to a full-year MSDN Ultimate subscription - a $12,000 value. At the time, I was nominated for MVP but not awarded. So an MVP gave me one of the cards. He told me he believed I would be an MVP one day and ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on September 30, 2010
  • Did You Know? MVP Deep Dives is Deal of the Day at Manning!

    If, for who knows what reason, you haven't yet got your copy of the SQL MVP Deep Dives book, you can't pass it up today. It is the ''Deal of the Day'' at Manning, and you can get it for only $25! Check it out at at: (the main Manning page at mentions the deal, in the top right corner) Use ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on July 26, 2010
  • Congratulations MVPs - New and Renewed!

    Microsoft recognizes Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) on the first day of each quarter and yesterday was an ''MVP Day.'' Some people had a great day yesterday. Congratulations to new and renewed MVPs! Others were disappointed. I've been there and want to encourage those nominated and not awarded. You're not doing community stuff for ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 2, 2010
  • Please Vote: Windowing Enhancements in SQL Server

    Back in January 2007, SQL guru Itzik Ben-Gan posted a series of MS Connect enhancement requests concerning windowing function enhancements.  Those who have used the ROW_NUMBER(), RANK(), DENSE_RANK(), and NTILE() functions on SQL 2005 and 2008, you already know how useful they are.  They simplify code and can improve performance ...
    Posted to Michael Coles: Sergeant SQL (Weblog) by Mike C on November 19, 2009
  • MVP Award Renewal

    On October 1, I received my email stating that I was again renewed as an MVP. One of the greatest honors I have ever received is the Microsoft MVP Award, certainly it is the greatest professional honor. And while there are some benefits to getting the award, I am not honored because of the benefits.  While there are a few benefits that are ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on October 4, 2009
  • Anatomy of a Geek

    I just got tagged by my old friend Jacob Sebastian at Beyond Relational, and it turns out it's my turn to explain how I became such a geek :) Way back in the day I got my start on the TRS-80 Model III (affectionately known as the ''Trash-80s''), a nice little Z-80 based desktop computer with an 80x25 monochrome screen and a whopping ...
    Posted to Michael Coles: Sergeant SQL (Weblog) by Mike C on October 2, 2009
  • Did You Know? 53 SQL Server MVPs Give Away Their Royalties!

    You've probably already read about the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives book, which will be making its debut at PASS in November. Many of my friends and colleagues have blogged about it already.  But just in case… SQL Server MVP Deep Dives is an all-volunteer book. All author proceeds are going to – an organization that helps ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on September 30, 2009
  • SQL Server Deep Dives

    A project that I worked on a while back is finally coming to fruition, and it is one of the coolest around.  Usually when I see a book that has 5+ authors, I am a bit concerned about quality.  In this case however, there are 53 authors and even if the quality was not all that great (which it will be excellent, by the way), the proceeds ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on September 29, 2009
  • 53 MVPs,, and

    Responding to BillG’s MVP Summit challenge to “Do philanthropy where you are,” The SQL Server MVP Deep Dives book is a collaboration of 53 MVPs sharing their expertise and passion for SQL Server. This is an all-volunteer book. All author proceeds are going to – an organization that helps children traumatized by war. Because this ...
    Posted to Paul Nielsen (Weblog) by Paul Nielsen on September 29, 2009
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