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Wow, it is fall again, and in a large percentage of the minds of SQL Community members, that means that the PASS Summit is here again. I have been to all of the Summits save the first one, and honestly it has become one of the highlights of my nerd year. I have learned a tremendous amount about SQL, made a lot of real friends, and gained a taste ...
I had the honor of traveling the great state of Colorado last week, speaking at the PASS chapters in Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Denver. At all three events, we had a stellar attendance and, at least in Denver, broke all the records in recent memory both in terms of overall attendance and in first-timers. ...
I've done a poor job lately in keeping my SQLBlog posts synchronized with my professional blog. As a result, you probably haven't seen a column I've been doing on professional development for the database professional called Plays Well With Others. My apologies...
I originally started this series of posts in support of the PASS ...
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 ...
Join me tomorrow for the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter meeting SQL
Server Internals & Architecture. It's the most fun you'll ever
have learning about the inner workings of a relational database - I
Click here to register.
You don't have to register to attend. But if you register today,
you'll be entered into the drawing to ...
If you’re holding a special event, such as a SQL Saturday or a user group, one of the challenges is to get speakers for the event. Now, the best speakers come from the community – people who use the product day-in, day-out. They have a wealth of expertise, and many of them are really great presenters.
But from time to time you might want to get a ...
In previous years, I hardly had time to sit down and catch a breather at a PASS Summit. Between my duties as an officer of PASS, exhibit hall time with Quest Software
(my employer), speaking in my own sessions, and meeting with PASS
volunteers and community organizers, I was busy from the crack of dawn
until midnight all week ...
'Tis the season for travel! With the PASS Summit just around the
corner and lots of other interesting events waiting in the wings, such
as TechEd Europe, lots of IT people will finally be allowed to stretch
their wings (and budgets) to get in some first class training.
I've been a very frequent flier for a long time and seldom ...