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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: November 2015

SSC Editorial: Early Adopters

I wrote Early Adopters for SQLServerCentral after seeing a comment elsewhere that basically lumped all MVP’s into one category as ‘early adopters’. There’s some truth to that, but not all MVP’s are early adopters and not all early adopters are MVP’s. What interested me more was the attitude, that… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 25 November 2015

Job & Process Documentation Tips

Three big things I look for in documentation:

  • Who to call when it goes wrong
  • Where to find it the code, especially if its in source control – can be hard to find when someone is in a hurry
  • Standard steps for troubleshooting.


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Posted in SQLAndy on 19 November 2015

Veterans Day – Thank You for Your Service

If you currently serve or have served in our military, thank you for your service. Please never doubt that your efforts made a difference.

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Posted in SQLAndy on 11 November 2015

Did PASS Forget the DBA?

Today I had on my list to finish watching the presentation Gail Shaw did at Summit 2014, one of the free recordings on PASS TV. I don’t remember it from before, but I was prompted to fill out a short demographic form. Ok, I get it. Then I get to… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 11 November 2015

More Thoughts on the PASS BAC

Here’s an excerpt from an email from PASS I received on November 4 and also available at this link (bolding added by me):

The PASS BA Conference answers the call to meet the unique needs of business and data analysts, who are asked to do more with data every day.…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 10 November 2015

Renewed as MVP

I was renewed for another year as a SQL Server – now Data Platform – MVP, always pleasant news. My plan for the new MVP year is pretty much the same as last year, I’ll try to out and about serving the Florida community, doing some mentoring, and contributing to… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 10 November 2015

New FileTable Questions Posted on SQLServerCentral

I’m late posting this, I wrote six questions after doing a refresh of what I knew (or should have known) about filetables:

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Posted in SQLAndy on 10 November 2015

Notes on the 2015 PASS Summit

I’m still catching up after my 13th PASS Summit and as usual the longer I wait the shorter the notes will be, so I’m going to try to capture the biggest thoughts of my week:

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Posted in SQLAndy on 4 November 2015