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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 2017

Worth Reading – Something I learned while unemployed by Rod Falanga

SQLServerCentral recently published Something I learned while unemployed. Written by Rod Falanga, it has lessons worth learning about making time to stay current and the difference between knowing concepts and implementing them.


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Posted in SQLAndy on 28 January 2017

Notes from the January 2017 oPASS/MagicPASS Meeting

This was a good meeting. About 50 attendees showed up at Nova (we use their space for joint meetings) to see Grant and Denny speak. Grant did an hour, then we had a 30 minute demo/pitch from ScaleArc, then an  hour by Denny. That feels like a better investment of… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 23 January 2017

Joint OPASS/MagicPASS Meeting Tomorrow Night (January 18, 2017)

Grant Fritchey will be presenting Faster Provisioning with SQL Clone and Denny Cherry is presenting Optimizing SQL Server Performance in a Virtual Environment. The event is being held at Nova Southeastern in Orlando. Register (Free) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sql-sons-of-beaches-tour-tickets-30043366518. Hope to see you there!


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Posted in SQLAndy on 17 January 2017

Should We Allow Paid Sponsor Presentations at PASS Summit?

For many years the PASS Summit program committee has enforced a bright line rule – no sponsor content in the educational tracks. I always thought it was a good rule because it was easy to enforce and it made sure that sessions were educational (that is, not a veiled or… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 9 January 2017

Moving to WordPress.com

For years I’ve hosted WordPress somewhere, most recently in Azure using Project Nami so that I could store all the posts in SQL Azure. It’s been a good learning experience. It takes some effort to set up, but once done it’s fairly painless, you can even have security updates applied… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 8 January 2017