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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: February 2010

Who Would You Like To See as a PASS Summit Keynote Speaker?

Note: These are my opinions and don’t reflect the official views of PASS, just my thoughts!

I’ve been to every PASS Summit since 2000, and we’ve only had a few great keynotes. Many that were ok, a few that were horrible, and only a few – such as the one… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 9 February 2010

South Florida Geek Golf

Scott Klein has put together the first annual Geek Golf event. Scheduled for May 8th, 2010, it’s being held at Binks Forrest Golf Club, 400 Binks Forest Drive, Wellington, FL 33414 (www.BinksForestGC.com). It’s $95/person. I’m not a golfer, but maybe I’ll drop by and just be a cart… Read more

1 comments, 472 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 8 February 2010

Attending SQLSaturday #33 in Charlotte, NC

Just booked the travel, going up the afternoon of March 5th and returning on an early evening flight on the 6th. They haven’t build the final schedule yet, but the list of submitted sessions and speakers looks strong, should be a good event. The location has been changed to the… Read more

0 comments, 331 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 8 February 2010

Next Step for the One Laptop Per Child Project

I’ve been a fan of the OLPC project, even buying to raffle off at an event just so I could give one a test drive. Interesting hardware and quite a few countries are using them, but it didn’t quite take off as hoped, and I believe that is due in… Read more

0 comments, 338 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 8 February 2010

Interviewed by Andy Leonard

As I mentioned earlier in the week I had promised Andy an interview, we finished it up yesterday and the results are posted on his blog. See what you think!

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0 comments, 335 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 5 February 2010

My Reading List

A couple weeks back I asked for reading suggestions, and I got a bunch! Here’s the list so far:

  • Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  • Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan
  • Old Man’s War

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2 comments, 390 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 5 February 2010

oPASS Meeting Reminder – February 9, 2010

Our next meeting is February 9, 2010, We’ve got Ronald Dameron coming to speak this month on Database Hardening using Powershell. We’ll be broadcasting on on LiveMeeting again as well, you can join us for the presentation which should start around 6:45 pm eastern. Here’s the link: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mvp/join?id=24PPGB&role=attend.

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0 comments, 315 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 4 February 2010

SQLSaturday #42 Announced!

Dave Schutz will be leading the first ever SQLSaturday in Columbus, OH on June 5, 2010 at the Fawcett Center in Columbus. Registration and call for speakers is now open.

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0 comments, 322 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 4 February 2010

PASS Update #23

January has been a slow month for me as far as PASS involvement, I show about 10 hours logged for the month, most of that on calls or email. I’m still thinking on the speaker bureau project and expect to send Rushabh some early options in the next couple weeks.… Read more

0 comments, 405 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 4 February 2010

SQLSaturday & PASS – More Details

Yesterday I posted the news that SQLSaturday is now owned by PASS, today I’d like to share a bit of the history behind SQLSaturday and why we thought it made sense for it to transition to PASS. I’ve promised my friend Andy Leonard an “exclusive” interview on some of the… Read more

11 comments, 1,023 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 3 February 2010

PASS Acquires SQLSaturday

I’ll write more about this tomorrow, but for now I’m reposting the release from Rushabh Mehta, President, PASS:

It gives me tremendous pleasure to announce that the PASS Board of Directors recently voted to acquire the SQL Saturday Event brand and management. SQL Saturday is a very popular event brand…

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0 comments, 296 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 2 February 2010

Orlando Code Camp 2010 Announced

The fifth annual Orlando Code Camp will be held March 27, 2010, at the Lake Mary Campus of Seminole State College (formerly Seminole Community College). Registration and call for speakers is now open. I’ll be helping out by making the selections for the SQL track again this year – speakers,… Read more

0 comments, 332 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 1 February 2010

Find Efficiencies or Add Horsepower?

In our world sometimes it’s worth the time and effort for in depth tuning to get the machine to run at something closer to max efficiency, in other cases it’s just not worth the time or effort or cost, easier to just buy a new or additional server. It’s not… Read more

3 comments, 616 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 1 February 2010

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