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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: May 2018

SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 – Planning Update #1

Each year I try to capture a little more on how to set things up here in Orlando. Right now its all in one spreadsheet with a bunch of tabs. Low tech, but good enough for now. Here’s what I’ve done so far:

  • Mar 1. Reserved our date for this…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 29 May 2018

Thoughts on the 2018 (and beyond) PASS Elections – Part 1

Last week Wendy Pastrick of the PASS Board posted PASS Election 2018 Timeline. It’s a good post for a few reasons:

  • It signals changes to an existing process (which leaves time for discussion/uproar as needed and any resulting course corrections)
  • It explains why the change is being made
  • It…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 16 May 2018

SQLOrlando Meetup Coming Up on May 23, 2018

We’ve been on a break with regards to most things SQL here in Orlando, but we’re getting things going again with a double-the-content meeting featuring Kendal Van Dyke and Tom Staab. This will be the first time we’ve held a meeting in downtown Orlando so I’m interested to see how… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 8 May 2018

Good Seeing

I just finished reading The Perfect Machine about the construction of the Hale Telescope at Mount Palomar (here is a pretty good picture). Fascinating story with regard to both the people involved and the engineering. It took 21 years from getting the funds to when the first images were… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 8 May 2018

Notes from SQLSaturday Jacksonville 2018


  • Great attendance, easily 400+
  • Lunch was smooth this year due to changing to boxed lunches
  • Rooms were in 2 different buildings. Sometimes you have to, but it always adds complexity
  • Speaker gift was a ‘survival kit’s with lots of useful bits including a USB C to HDMI/DVI/VGA (similar…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 7 May 2018