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I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.

Archives: January 2010

SQLSaturday #38 Announced for Jacksonville, FL

Brian Knight and the JSSUG team will be doing their third SQLSaturday this year on May 8, 2010, at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. All the details at www.sqlsaturday.com/38/eventhome.aspx.

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Posted in SQLAndy on 8 January 2010

oPASS & Livemeeting

One of our goals for oPASS in 2010 is to host 12 meetings instead of our usual 6. That doubles the pressure to find speakers of course, so we’re going to try to use Livemeeting to compensate and see what happens. We would still prefer to have all our speakers… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 8 January 2010

Book Review: The Billion Dollar Game

The Billion Dollar Game: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Day In American Sport – Super Bowl Sunday

Another from the new book shelf at the library, The Billion Dollar Game by Allen St. John ($11 at Amazon) covers some of the history and then the prep work…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 8 January 2010

Speaking at SQLSaturday #32 in Tampa on January 23, 1010

I’ll be heading to Tampa the afternoon of the 22nd for the speaker party, and then presenting Social and Not So Social Networking for the DBA at SQLSaturday #32 on the 23rd. Tampa is a great city to visit, the event is over in the Ybor City area. Looking for… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 7 January 2010

Picking a Blog Platform

For the past couple years I’ve been using Community Server for blogging, only because that’s the platform that’s been part of SQLServerCentral.com. It works, but it’s not fancy. The only other platform I’ve used is Blogger. It’s functional, easy to set up, let’s you use your own domain name, and… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 6 January 2010

PASS Summit – Where to Hold it in 2011

Bill Graziano posted some thoughts about the merits of East Coast vs West Coast placement of the Summit. He did a fair job on the main points and I encourage you to read it and post your thoughts.

Now for my own!

One thing Bill omits is that for many… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 5 January 2010

New Blog Feed URL

Not easy to find yet on the new site, you can find it at http://www.sqlandy.com/feed/. Read more

2 comments, 306 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 5 January 2010

Goals for 2010

Posting goals online is great as long as you meet your goals, can be something less than great if you don’t. It’s all in the point of view that your next client/employer has, do they like someone that sets goals even if there is some risk, or do they see… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 5 January 2010

Almost Back from Vacation

I’ve been ‘on vacation’ for two weeks and it’s been nice to relax. I wasn’t able to unplug entirely, but did keep the work to a minimum. I checked email each day to delete junk and reply only if it seemed urgent, then closed Outlook and returned to vacation. Only… Read more

1 comments, 395 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 4 January 2010

This Blog is Moving!

I’ve moved my blog to www.sqlandy.com and the first post of 2010 is up. It’s still very much a work in progress, but I’m looking forward to having more control over all things blog related. I’ll continue to monitor comments here for a while. Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 January 2010

Moving My Blog and Rebranding Too

I started blogging about 2-1/2 years ago on SQLServerCentral.com and at the time it was the logical place for hosting. Fast forward and I’ve been chafing under the limited capabilities available there for bloggers, not even able to adjust the look and feel. I’m at a point where moving is… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 1 January 2010

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