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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: January 2016

Call for Speakers for Orlando Code Camp 2016 Ends February 6, 2016

Quick reminder that the call for speakers for Orlando Code Camp is open through Feb 6 (next week!).

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Posted in SQLAndy on 29 January 2016

SSC Editorial: Turn Out the Lights

This ran a couple weeks ago (Turn Out The Lights) to see if I could spark a discussion about how/when/why we might think more about costs incurred by the way we provide solutions. Based on the follow-on discussion I didn’t quite achieve that. It reminds me that there… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 29 January 2016

Notes from the January 2016 MagicPASS Meeting

I did my presentation on automated restores for the second time, changed a few things. It was/is a presentation with two different parts; one is about a pattern, the other is about implementing the pattern. We had a much better discussion this second time, but often about the quirks/complexities of… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 22 January 2016

Notes from SQLSaturday #480 in Nashville

Late posting, so reduced notes!

  • Speaker party was good. Room was loud when full due to wood walls and nothing to dampen sound.
  • Finding the college was easy. Finding the building wasn’t quite so obvious. A couple more signs would help and maybe call out where to park a little…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 22 January 2016

Powershell Saturday in Tampa on March 19th, 2016

I was interested/intrigued to see that we’ll have a Powershell Saturday on March 19th in Tampa. This will be the 10th event in the series – that’s very good progress!

I haven’t decided if I’ll attend yet. Definitely interested, but it’s a 2 hour drive, and I’ll be making that… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 5 January 2016