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SQL Saturday 108 in Redmond, WA

February 24, 2012

I have the good fortune of being able to present at SQL Saturday 108 in Redmond, WA tomorrow.  This is my first SQL Saturday session, and I’m very excited to present on this topic. My session is titled “5 SSIS Tips to Take You From Beginner to Awesome!”, and it is a beginner level session.  […]

Presentation: Partitioning For the Win!

February 9, 2012

Last night I had the pleasure of presenting at the Arizona SQL Server User Group meeting.  I was called in to present at the last minute, and I gave a session titled “Partitioning For the Win! An Introduction to SQL Server Partitioning“.  Here’s the session abstract: Are you using your hardware wisely?  Are you getting […]

DBA Preschool: Where to find training

January 19, 2012

Another one of those questions I’m often asked is how someone can start learning about SQL Server.  There are many options, and I’m going to share some of my favorites with you. Some colleges teach SQL Server courses, so you could always take or audit a course.  In my experience, these courses always moved too […]

Meme Monday – 11 words or less

April 4, 2011

There’s a phenomenon sweeping through the SQL Twitterverse today called Meme Monday.  It’s the brainchild of Thomas LaRock, a.k.a. SQLRockstar (Blog | Twitter).  I like where this idea is going; visions of Xzibit are dancing through my head (ooh, idea: let’s make “Yo Dawg” the next Meme Monday). This Monday’s meme is to “Write a […]

DBA Preschool 2: Choosing Your Calling

February 8, 2011

There’s a lot of variety offered by SQL Server, and there are many different job titles. In my eyes, though, every job in SQL Server is a blend of one of three core job roles: Database Developer, Database Administrator, or Business Intelligence Developer. Let’s talk about the differences between these 3 key roles…

24 Hours of PASS Session Recordings Available

June 16, 2010

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) has just posted recordings of all 24 sessions from 2010’s 24 Hours of PASS.  This is a great opportunity to get free training on a wide range of database administration, development, and business intelligence topics. View the recordings at: http://www.sqlpass.org/LearningCenter/24Hours.aspx.  You will be prompted to login or register […]

The 11 Must-see Sessions You Missed at 24 Hours of PASS:

May 20, 2010

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) has a proven track record for delivering valuable training to database professionals.  PASS has started a new annual tradition by organizing 24 Hours of PASS, something truly unique in IT training.  Twenty-four webcasts, 1 hour each, are webcast back-to-back.  Some of the top authorities in SQL Server present […]