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Archives: August 2009

Microsoft Has Newly Updated Public MVP Website



Microsoft has recently unveiled their newly updated, public MVP website, that does a great job of explaining exactly what a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) is, along with lots if interesting tidbits about the program, such as the fact the MVPs live in 90 different countries, speak… Read more

3 comments, 1,653 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 28 August 2009

Would You Like to Do Technical Reviews of Articles for PASS’s SQL Server Standard?

If you haven’t heard yet, PASS has started commissioning articles to be published in the new PDF version of the SQL Server Standard. If you are an experienced DBA with writing experience and want to participate, then you need to check out this link. It provides all of… Read more

4 comments, 655 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 26 August 2009

SQL Down Under Code Camp to be Held in October

If you live in Australia, or are just looking for an excuse for a vacation in Australia, sign up for the free SQL Down Under Code Camp, to be held Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2009. The event is being held at Charles Sturt University in Wagga… Read more

1 comments, 614 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 21 August 2009

devLINK Technical Conference is Biggest Ever

I am presenting a 3-hour session on the SQL Server 2008 Data Collector.

The devLink Technical Conference, held August 13-15, 2009 in Nashville, TN was the largest devLINK event every held, with over 675 attendees. This once a year event, held at Lipscomb University in Nashville, offered over 96 sessions… Read more

1 comments, 875 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 15 August 2009

DBAs Continue to Make More than Other IT Professionals

According to a study by PayScale, and published in the July/August 2009 issue of Inc. Magazine, Database Administrators make more than Web Developers, IT Managers, Programmer Analysts, and Software Developers (in this order of ranking).

In addition, the study shows that the more experience the DBA has, the more he… Read more

9 comments, 525 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 3 August 2009