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SQLAndy

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: April 2016

Strengthsfinder Results

I recently took the Strengthsfinder evaluation and thought I’d save the results here.

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Posted in SQLAndy on 26 April 2016

How Two PASS Chapters Join Forces to Run One SQLSaturday In Orlando

We’re lucky enough to have two PASS chapters here in Orlando, oPASS and MagicPASS. Both in Orlando, but about 40 miles apart, Orlando being the metro sprawl area that it is. Back when we nervously made the decision to launch MagicPASS we also talked through the implications for SQLSaturday and… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 21 April 2016

A Speaking Sabbatical

Lately I’ve been thinking about taking a break from doing presentations. Not sure what triggered it – maybe just a sense of wanting some more time for other things.

I’ve been doing presentations on a regular basis since 2006. Before that it was once a year at PASS and maybe… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 20 April 2016

Notes From the April 19, 2016 Pinellas SQL Meeting

I drove to Clearwater (and back) yesterday to attend and present to the Pinellas SQL group. Misc notes from the trip:

  • Started my trip at 2pm because Tampa traffic is very heavy after 4. Crossing the bridge (it’s a long bridge) there was an accident on the other side, traffic…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 20 April 2016

Insurance For Events

Posting here mostly because I’ll need this link again sooner or later! We’re hosting our more or less annual joint meeting of OPASS & MagicPass this  month and the facility we use requires an insurance certificate. We use Eventhelper.com. It was $105 for the one day certificate. Takes five… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 12 April 2016

SSC Editorial: Would You Move for a Job?

I won’t say never, but it’s unlikely I’d move for a job – my roots are here in Orlando and I like it that way, but things change, and certainly there are other points of view on the risk/reward calculation. I was struck by the comment that this is a… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 7 April 2016

Ben Miller Speaking to oPASS & MagicPASS on April 19, 2016

Register to attend this joint chapter meeting at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opassmagicpass-joint-april-meeting-w-ben-miller-tickets-24457339561.

OPASS and MagicPASS are proud to present a special joint meeting with Ben Miller

TSQL is a necessity when interacting with SQL Server so knowing can be half the battle. Performance is always good as the database starts to grow,… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 6 April 2016

SSC Editorial: Is Powershell Intimidating?

Is Powershell intimidating? It’s an interesting question, though perhaps unfair – TSQL can be intimidating when you first start out too. I think we forget that sometimes, that learning something new can be scary, painful (and fun, and exhilarating).

And of course today MS announced Bash is coming to… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 4 April 2016

If SQL Server Runs on Linux What’s Left for April Fools Day and A Journey Journey

It’s still a bit hard to believe that SQL Server will soon run on Linux. If you think back to the early days of SQL 7, 2000, even 2005, who would have bet any money on it ever happening?  It was a topic worthy of an April 1 post back… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 1 April 2016