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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: December 2012

Wrapping Up 2012

Looking back at 2012 I feel like I’ve written less than I planned to, and in some ways done less than I had planned, yet it was a year of tremendous growth for me and not a lost year by any measure. Less travel has been good, if hard to… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 31 December 2012

Phones, Tablets, and Even Windows 8

Last year I purchased two Kindle Fires for the family to use. The UI could be just a little bit/slow twitchy at times, but never so much to make you put the device down.  Looking at the usage over a year it was mostly games mostly played by kids followed… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 31 December 2012

How About a PASS Holiday Ornament?

One of the simpler pleasures in life is having an idea and putting it up for discussion. Not all ideas are good, but good ones are made better by discussion. Will this one be good? We shall see!

This post was inspired by two separate events. The first was a… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 23 December 2012

What Is Your Mindset?

Steve Jones sent me a link to this post about Intelligence vs Effort months ago, since then I’ve looked at it a few times. I think it does a really good job of getting you to think about how you see the world. Go read it – it’s a quick… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 22 December 2012

Tracking End of Support/Life Software

I wanted to save this link to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle page and thought I’d share as well. It’s a listing of all Microsoft products and service packs along with the end dates for mainstream and extended support.

Most of think about moving to the latest and greatest version because… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 22 December 2012