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Archives: January 2009

What are the Necessary Ingredients for Writing a Successful Book for New SQL Server Developers?

A number of book publishers regularly send me books, hoping that I will write a good review for them. Most of the time, I don’t have the time to read them, so they end up on my bookshelf collecting dust, or maybe I will give them away to friends.

Recently,… Read more

2 comments, 801 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 30 January 2009

Attend the European PASS Conference 2009 in Neuss Germany

The European PASS Conference will be held in Neuss Germany (near Düsseldorf) from April 22-24, 2009. It will include 36 technical sessions, with tracks for DBAs, Developers, and BI Experts. It will also include several full-day pre-conference sessions.

I will be speaking at the conference on the topic of “Database… Read more

0 comments, 550 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 29 January 2009

Do You Want to Help Provide Feedback on a New Book I Am Writing?

Normally when I write a book, I create a book outline, give it to my editor for feedback, make some changes, then begin writing the book.

I would like to try something different, assuming you are interested. Since I am at the very early stage of creating the book’s outline,… Read more

2 comments, 719 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 28 January 2009

Attending TechEd 2009? Consider Hosting a Birds of a Feather Session

Anyone attending TechEd 2009 can submit a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session proposal. These sessions are open discussion topics of mutual interest to other TechEd attendees, and can include almost any topic of interest to developers and IT professionals. If your BOF session is accepted, you will act as… Read more

0 comments, 538 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 23 January 2009

Play the T-SQL Alphabet Game

I recently had the opportunity to play the T-SQL Alphabet Game, which was introduced to me by SQL Server MVP, Rodney Landrum, the author of Pro SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.

While I am not much of a game player myself, I can see how it can be a… Read more

4 comments, 423 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 21 January 2009

Mastering SQL Server Profiler E-Book Available for Free

After a lot of delays, my book on how to use SQL Server Profiler has been published by Simple-Talk Publishing, and it can be downloaded free here. A little later, this book will be available for purchase as a paperback book from Amazon.com.

The 283 page book is titled… Read more

2 comments, 2,294 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 21 January 2009

devLINK Technical Conference to Be Held in Nashville, TN in August

The 2009 devLINK Technical Conference will be held in Nashville, TN, August 13-15, 2009. This three-day conference provides technical content for DBAs, Solution Developers, Solution Architects, Project Managers, Business Analysis, Technology Executive, and IT Professionals.

Registration for the event begins April 1, 2009, and the entire three-day event costs only… Read more

0 comments, 155 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 15 January 2009

European PASS Conference to be Held in Germany in April 2009

If you couldn’t make it to the 2008 PASS Community Summit in Seattle, WA last fall, perhaps you can attend the European PASS Conference to be held in Neuss, Germany from April 22-24, 2009.

The event includes full-day pre-conferences, technical sessions, with tracks for DBAs, Application Developers, and BI specialists. Read more

2 comments, 207 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 14 January 2009

SQLBits IV to be Held in Manchester England March 28, 2009

SQLBits is the largest free SQL Server conference in Europe, and will include 20 hours of SQL Server sessions to select from.

The event is limited to 250 people, and registration for this event opens February 2, 2009, so be sure to register early in order to reserve your spot. Read more

0 comments, 256 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 13 January 2009

Rocky Mountain Tech Tri-Fecta Will Be On February 21, 2009

If you live in the Colorado area, you might want to attend the upcoming, free Rocky Mountain Tech Tri-Fecta event, which will be held Saturday, February 21, 2009. Organized by local .NET, PASS, and Windows Server user groups, it will include over 60 sessions for developers, DBAs and Windows administrators. Read more

0 comments, 169 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 13 January 2009

Thinking of Attending DevTeach/SQLTeach in Vancouver This June?

If you are thinking about attending DevTeach/SQLTeach in Vancouver this June 8-12, 2009, and you haven't registered yet, you need to now. If you use the rebate code listed below, you can register for 50% off the regular price. What's the catch? You just have to register by February 10,… Read more

1 comments, 170 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 6 January 2009