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I've been in Alabama

Let me start of by saying I could have taken this picture in Florida. But I didn’t. I was in Alabama. Folks – we’re not helping our stereotype here in the south.

In the meantime I was working with a cool client who is delivering BI  as part of their…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 30 January 2011

SQL Rally Voting

Hey Everyone – SQL Rally Voting opens today for the BI Track. There are lots of good sessions and at the risk of being self promotional I thought I would share that my Summit spotlight Zero to Cube session was top five in it’s track and the 23rd session overall…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 30 January 2011

Invest in Yourself

Hey folks. I think we can all agree that there is some really quality training available for free on the web for SQL Server. Many of you take advantage of this but I still get to many clients who have no idea what is out there. This includes even… Read more

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 30 January 2011

Now that everyone else said it – I’m an MVP!

They say to save the best for last and while I’m not so sure about that I was truly honored to be awarded as a SQL Server MVP from Microsoft for 2011. I know many in the community who are deserving and did not get this honor and all I…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 29 January 2011

Iron Chef Returns to SQL Saturday Tampa - Jan 15 2011

SQL Stadium will be crowded with anticipation very soon in Tampa. Come watch as Adam Jorgensen takes on a challenger from the SQL community in a BI Head to Head showdown! Iron chef was born here last year and this event is a very special homecoming for those who have…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 20 December 2010

Pragmatically Thankful

This season, as we continue to grow and partner with some of the best of the best in the industry. I find myself very thankful. We have been blessed to hire many that were under or unemployed and are now kicking butt in the BI, SharePoint and SQL Server world.…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 15 December 2010

Come be your best with Pragmatic Works

Have you been trying to figure out how to take your career in Microsoft BI, SharePoint and SQL Server to the next level?

Have you wanted to go from being the best at what you do to being the best in BI and other technologies?

Do you have a passion…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 10 December 2010

SQL Craft Fair

Have you ever been “dragged” to a long weekend afternoon at a craft fair? Did it look something like this?

This smiling lady with the 5 o’clock shadow holding the jugs is excited about one of two things.

1. There is unusually high amounts of traffic at at the Jacksonville…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 2 December 2010

Iron Chef SQL Server BI

Hey folks – It’s time again for SQL Saturday Tampa. Original Birthplace of Iron Chef SQL Server. I have submitted this session again in hopes that it will drive some really fun times for a lot of us to hang out and see who will challenge me? It should be…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

Our new SharePoint BI Book Project

Hey folks, Just a quick preview that we’re hard at work again on a new book with Wiley publishing focused on SharePoint and all of the cool BI functionality. We don’t have a release date, but we’re plugging away to get it to you early in 2011. Stay tuned. In…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

Have you ever wanted to train yourself?

Hey folks, we all know that there are some great training organizations out there (AHEM Pragmatic Works, AHEM). I hate it when I write early and something is stuck in my throat.  Anyhow – I wanted to bring up some really cool training that is out there for you to…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

Turn Rows into Columns in Excel

Have you ever had to take a long column of data in Excel and turn it into a column? There are several ways to do this but lately I have been using a new PASTE feature to do this.Here’s how it works.

1. Take a long row of data as…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

More great free resources from Microsoft

Hey folks – A quick one today since I’m travelling, but I am sharing something I often share with my clients to make sure they are prepared to discuss new features and capabilities in SQL Server 2008R2. The image below is a sample of the videos available at Microsoft SQL…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

SQLPASS Virtual Chapters

Today is a topic that is close to my heart. Many of you probably don’t know that the SQL pass organization has not only support for in person chapters but virtual chapters as well. These chapters range in everything from application development to data architecture and database administration. We also…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 22 November 2010

New book from Pragmatic Works in the "works"...

 

Hey folks, Just a quick preview that we’re hard at work again on a new book with Wiley publishing focused on SharePoint and all of the cool BI functionality. We don’t have a release date, but we’re plugging away to get it to you early in 2011. Stay tuned. In… Read more

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 21 November 2010

New Video Blogs

 

Hey there folks! I am sorry it has been about a week without an entry.I have been on planes all week and boy is it hard to type from that middle seat. I’m going to give you a quick preview of something I’m launching next week, which will be a… Read more

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 21 November 2010

Where will I be?

After the great time everyone had at the PASS Summit this past week I am getting asked more and more where I will be speaking and hanging out next. No fear folks I will be around. I will be at SQL Saturday Tampa on Jan 15th. We are doing…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 21 November 2010

So Spaced Out

I had some fun last week presenting to the Space Coast User Group in Melbourne as well.  They were so much fun and had some really great questions. Thanks Guys and Gals! I’m so sorry about the last minute change but I hope you all enjoyed the free beer. Bonnie…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 8 November 2010

Getting Live with SFSSUG

Hey folks, I recently had the privilege of joining my hometown user group South Florida SQL Server User Group for a live meeting session on Zero to Cube. It was a great time and I really appreciate the questions. I promised to post some links to resources so here they…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 8 November 2010

Motivational Monday

In life there are not many guarantees. For DBA’s and developers there are a few:

1. Backups will become corrupted but only when you need them.

2. Clusters will fail to fail over

3. Your plan does have a whole in it. None of us are perfect and if we…

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Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 1 November 2010

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