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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: August 2015

SSC Editorial: The Problem Solver

The Problem Solver. Ever scoffed at personality types? Surely none of us are just one thing, but often we are mostly one thing, or at least one thing that is easily identified as being a big part of who we are. Writing this I was thinking about two things… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 31 August 2015

Does SQLSaturday Increase Chapter Attendance?

One of the big goals for SQLSaturday was for it to be a membership drive. It’s worked hugely well in some ways; we’ve added tremendously to the number of PASS members, grown the size of the Chapter mailing lists (for those that held a SQLSat), and introduced a lot of… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 27 August 2015

SSC Editorial: Annual Security Compliance Training

Compliance training, never a fun topic and I think that is too bad. A combination of companies checking the box, lacking imagination, and being stuck with rules that require doing it annually. Do we really need to review the employee manual if it hasn’t changed since last time? Or… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 26 August 2015

SQLSaturday & The Speaker Wait List

When a new SQLSaturday event is launched an email is sent to all the speakers who have opted in to notifications for the region, basically saying “we hope you’ll speak at our event”. It’s lightweight and useful, and generally the only ‘send to all speakers’ message for that event, but… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 25 August 2015

Notes From The August 13, 2015 Spacecoast SQL Meeting

  • Meeting is held at Sonny’s BBQ, they have a long room (used to be outside seating) that works pretty well for a small group. Plus the food is good!
  • Presented the basics of avoiding, detecting, and repairing corruption
  • 11 attendees. Was worried for a few minutes, almost everyone came in…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 17 August 2015

Notes From the August 12, 2015 oPASS and MagicPASS Meeting

  • Meeting held at Nova Southeastern here in Orlando
  • Arrived early to meet David Pless, good thing we were early – couldn’t get the display to duplicate, some kind of problem with the projector set up. Finally had to set things up so he could sit facing the screen for the…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 17 August 2015

A Quote from Spock

My mom gave me a book about Leonard Nimoy  recently and we talked later about the impact his life had on others and his role in the rebooted Star Trek. One more reason to love my Mom, she loves Trek! We talked about how having Spock (Spock Prime!) show up… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 15 August 2015

oPASS & MagicPASS Meeting Tonight

David Pless is presenting:

Query Store is a new feature in SQL Server 2016, and is also available in Azure SQL Database V12. Query Store is designed to help with query performance troubleshooting by making it easier to identify poorly performing statements and finding scenarios where performance regresses. In this… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 12 August 2015

Farewell Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie was the DJ of Mix 105 here in Orlando for an astounding 24 years and that’s been the main station I listen to for about the same amount of time. Curiously I don’t know who was there before Scott. You know how it works, you scan stations until… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 12 August 2015

Using Kickstarter to Save Neil Armstrongs Spacesuit

Ran across this while visiting the Air & Space Museum over the summer, the Smithsonian launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to conserve and digitize the suit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon. I donated a dollar and I see they’ve already passed the funding goal of $500k.  It… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 5 August 2015

SSC Editorial: How to Keep Up with SQL Server

How to Keep Up With SQL Server ran as the editorial of the day on July 31st. Modest amount of comments, but in particular I made a note to come back to the topic of early adopters vs being stuck with a late/never adopting employee. Both are interesting scenarios.

Imagine… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 4 August 2015