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  • Did You Know: Free SQL Server Training on SQL Saturday

    I am pleased to announce that I have been named to the Advisory Council for SQL Saturday.  You can read the announcement here and see the schedule of SQL Saturday events here. SQL Saturday is like a mini-conference close to home. If there’s not one scheduled close to your home, step up and start planning one. Maybe I’ll see you ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on August 25, 2009
  • Speaking in Columbia South Carolina

    I know this is late notice but I will speaking at the PASS chapter in Columbia South Carolina tomorrow night (August 11th) on Maximizing Plan Reuse. So if you are in the area please stop by and say hello.  More details and directions found here:  http://midlands.sqlpass.org/
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on August 10, 2009
  • Speaking in Raleigh NC

    Just an FYI for anyone in the Raleigh NC area that I will be speaking at this location for the first time on April 21st.  This is a fairly new SQL Server User Group and PASS chapter so I am sure they won’t mind any free marketing they can get :). I am sure there is a ton of SQL Server users in the area so come out and support the local user ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on April 11, 2009
  • On Developer Communities: Meeting Idea - Fix the Broken Code!

    Robin Edwards is the leader of the Roanoke Valley .Net User Group. They did something really cool for their last meeting (July 2008). As Robin describes it: Some of the members of RV.NUG tossed around a way to get more involvement during the meeting AND deal with the low summer attendance by coming up with something fun and easy.  We were ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 17, 2008
  • Did You Know? What's the Capital of Idaho?

    Can you say it out loud? You might have known the capital was Boise, but if you pronounced it Boy-zee, you were wrong. I was there last Wednesday for the kickoff meeting of the Boise SQL Server User Group, and was told that if I didn't pronounce the name correctly, everyone would know immediately that I wasn't from around there.  The correct ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on June 30, 2008
  • New England SQL Users Group & Craig Freedman

      Adam Machanic has already blogged about Craig's visit to New England coming up on May 8th but I wanted to re-iterate some points for the benefit of the folks planning to attend. Due to the large crowd expected we really need you to RSVP if you plan to attend to ensure we have enough chairs and Pizza for everyone:).  Red Gate Software ...
    Posted to Andrew Kelly (Weblog) by Andrew Kelly on May 6, 2008
  • On Developer Communities: The Team Builder

    Introduction  One take-away from the MVP Summit last week is: We're doing some pretty cool stuff in the Richmond (Virginia) Developer Community. I attended a breakout session on Developer Communities and found the room divided into roughly two groups: Those who were active in a thriving local developer community Those wanted to ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on April 20, 2008
  • Did You Know? My First Talk on SQL 2008

    I gave my first SQL Server 2008 presentation yesterday, and also spoke at a Launch Event for the first time. It was a terrific experience, primarily because it forced me to really start digging into SQL Server 2008. I had been doing so much 2005 training recently, I just really hadn't had a chance to really USE 2008, although I have dutifully ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on April 2, 2008
  • Did You Know? Everything's Up to Date in Kansas City!

    They are so up-to-date, I have chosen it as one of the handful of  cities on my user group tour... I'll be presenting a full day seminar on Controlling and Reusing Query Plans in SQL Server 2005. You can get more information from  my schedule page at schedule.KalenDelaney.com Full details, including registration information, can be ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on February 1, 2008
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