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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: June 2012

Speaker Selection for SQLSaturday Orlando-Group #2

Four more speakers we’re pleased to have joining us at SQLSaturday #151 this fall in Orlando!

Paul Waters

Mike Antonovich

David Liebman

Bradley Schacht

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Posted in SQLAndy on 28 June 2012

Speaker Selection for SQLSaturday Orlando-Group #1

Today we’re starting to announce speakers that will have at least one session on the schedule for SQLSaturday #151 in Orlando on September 15, 2012. We’re announcing before we have the final schedule posted so that speakers can make travel plans and to drum up some excitement!

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Posted in SQLAndy on 28 June 2012

A Fire Drill and Voter Registration

I avoid politics here, a discussion best done in other places, but hope you’ll enjoy some thoughts about a recent Saturday that involved voter registration.

Last Saturday I went to the library, part of a leisurely weekend afternoon. It’s nice to browse for an hour and grab a stack of… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 26 June 2012

SQLRally 2012 Eval Scores

I was just browsing the results of the presentations at SQLRally 2012. I ended up with a evaluation average of 1.13 (on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being good) for the one I did on professional development. To put that in perspective the highest rating for a… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 25 June 2012

Back From Vacation

As you may surmise from my previous post I’m back from vacation. I was as unplugged as I’ve been in a couple years, I think I answered one email and looked at my inbox maybe twice. My home inbox is still backlogged, at work I returned to 200 or so… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 21 June 2012

Vacation Notes

I wrote this over the course of 10 days, so it’s a bit rambling, but maybe you’ll find a good bit or two anyway!

We flew into Dulles to start our vacation. It’s a long but easy cab ride in to DC, about $70 by cab. It was a combination… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 20 June 2012

On Break

I’m at Orlando International as I write this, about to fly to Parsippany for meetings today and tomorrow, then back home Friday afternoon. The meetings themselves will be useful if not exciting, the real value will be in building and renewing connections – they help get useful work done long… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 6 June 2012