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Next Monday, October 14, at Red-Gate's SQL In The City conference in Charlotte, NC (one day before PASS), I will be presenting my Fundamentals of Database Design session. It is my big-time chestnut session, the one that I do the most and have the most fun with. This will be the "single" version of the session, weighing in at just under ...
I will be doing my Characteristics of a Great Relational Database, which is a session that I haven’t done since last PASS. When I was asked about doing this Summit Preview version of 24 hours of PASS, I decided that I would do this session, largely because it is kind of light and fun, but also because it is either going to be the basis of the end ...
Later this week I will be doing an episode of the Greg Low’s excellent SQL Down Under podcast (http://www.sqldownunder.com/Resources/Podcast.aspx), something I did once before back in 2006. If you haven’t listened to any of the previous editions, there are some amazing people who have been on his podcast.
On Thursday at 12:00 Central Time, ...
Well, we are finally here at what is the secular version of the holiday season for Microsoft SQL Server nerd types, the week of the SQLPASS Summit. This year, I am speaking 3 times and will also be doing the Quiz Bowl at the Welcome Reception, so I am going to be busy. If you are here and are interested in database design, please do stop by and ...
Assuming all goes as planned, I will be in Columbus, OH this Friday night and Saturday for SQL Saturday 75. I really love SQL Saturday events the best of all of the events because they are very intimate in nature. As a fairly antisocial person, I sometimes get overwhelmed by the size of other events, even the SQL Rally was just barely in my ...
Good grief, there's a lot of travel in my future. <sigh ... deep breath> It'll be exhausting and it'll be hard to lose so much time with the family. But if I'm able to avoid travel mishaps, it'll be fun.
Meet Me In St. Louis
I'll be speaking in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, September 14th for their mid-day meeting. The details, ...
I'm speaking tonight on Top 10 Mistakes DBAs Make at the
Atlanta SQL Server User Group meeting in Alpharetta, GA. You can find
all of the details here.The Best Dang Design Book for SQL Server
Professionals - EVER!I thought I'd liven
things up a bit with a little contest. The rules are simple:
If you don't follow me on ...
How 'Bout a Little Context?
Let me be direct with you. I love SQL Saturday.
If it were a woman,
I'd marry it. (Avoiding all extraneous thoughts of what my real wife
would say, etc etc).
Check out this fun Flickr Feed from the recent SQL Saturday in Chicago
or these picks by Jorge Segara (blog
| twitter) to see the ...
Join Us for 24 Hours of SQL Server Training
(with a special focus on SQL Server 2008 R2)Did I mention that your Cohorts in Crime
(that be me
Ozar) are presenting?!?
The FREE 24 Hours of PASS event is bringing an exceptional
lineup of SQL Server and BI experts to your computer starting at
12:00 GMT (UTC) on May ...
You know how when you go to a session and there is always this person who is heckling the presenter? Well, it isn’t that often that this person is authorized to be annoying people/answering questions at the request of the main presenter. Well, that is about to change. By a nice coincidence, I was going on vacation to Disney World ...