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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: September 2018

Notes from the September 2018 SQLOrlando Meetup


  • 30 registered, 11 attended. No weather or traffic issues. Same as the last meeting we did not send a day of reminder. Torn on that. Attendance matters, but trying to keep the meeting management as simple as possible. Thinking to send once for the next meeting on Dec 5th.

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Posted in SQLAndy on 25 September 2018

Apply for the 2019 Idera ACE Program

Sharing this before I forget, Idera is taking applications for their 2019 ACE Program. If you’re wanting to do more in the community, this is an interesting opportunity.

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Posted in SQLAndy on 19 September 2018

PASS FY2019 Budget Notes Updated

PASS has updated the notes supporting the FY 2019 budget to answer the questions I raised in my earlier post. They also emailed me directly with those answers, an effort I appreciate. I’ve sent back some follow up questions and will post again if I get more info.

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Posted in SQLAndy on 10 September 2018

Looking at the PASS FY 2019 Budget

I just spent a few more minutes looking at the FY 2019 budget. It is hard to assess whether it’s good or not beyond being balanced (and that is based on hitting the revenue goal for Summit – if that comes in low, then adjustments would be required). I… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 4 September 2018

Volunteer for the PASS NomCom

The call for applications for the Nominating Committee closes on Sep 10th. If you care about the future of PASS its a great way to engage. I’ve served on the committee a few times and it’s really interesting work.

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Posted in SQLAndy on 4 September 2018