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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

IT Security, MySQL, Perl, SQL Server, and Windows technologies.

Archives: July 2008

Members speaking at User Groups

The Midlands PASS chapter is approaching two years old. We've had some great speakers from the outside like MVPs Brian Knight, John Welch, and Wayne Snyder. We've got another great one coming with Darren Herbold next week. One area we've really struggled is getting users to speak.… Read more

Microsoft Has a New Testing Mechanism - Not a Sim

It looks like Microsoft is working with Prometric to put out a different way of testing for certification. Basically, it's an emulation, there are tasks to complete, and the emulation grades based on how well the tasks are completed when all is said and done. This is different than from… Read more

Reminder - Midlands PASS August Meeting

 

Speaker: Darren Herbold

Midlands PASS Chapter - August 7, 2008 Meeting

The Midlands PASS chapter will hold our normally scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 7, 2008, to host Darren Herbold of Pragmatic Works Consulting and contributing author of the forthcoming Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services from Wrox (Darren is… Read more

Panel Interview Part III Posted

As a follow-up to yesterday's post, Part III of the SQL Server panel interview has been posted on-line. A name I left off the original post who was on the panel (which I'll go back and edit):

 A couple of community comments:

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SQL Server Panel Interview

I was asked by Odin Jobs to participate in an email interview on SQL Server. Joining me on the panel were:

Odin Jobs has done this before with PHP. The first couple of posts are here:

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Midlands PASS August Meeting

 

Speaker: Darren Herbold

Midlands PASS Chapter - August 7, 2008 Meeting

The Midlands PASS chapter will hold our normally scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 7, 2008, to host Darren Herbold of Pragmatic Works Consulting and contributing author of the forthcoming Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services from Wrox (Darren is… Read more

Reminder - Midlands PASS Chapter Meeting - July 17 - MVP John Welch

The Midlands PASS Chapter hosts:

SQL Server MVP John Welch

July 17, 2008 at Training Concepts

The Midlands PASS chapter will hold a special meeting on Thursday, July 17, 2008, to host SQL Server MVP John Welch. John will be giving a presentation on SQL Server Integration Services Read more

Community Megaphone Site for User Group Announcements

If you're looking to advertise your user group meetings, code camps, SQL Saturdays, etc., there a site that's trying to be a central source for all of that:

 Community Megaphone

I've just submitted the next Midlands PASS Chapter meeting to see how well the process works.

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Contact Me Disabled

I've been getting spammed like crazy through the Contact Me link. As a result, I've had to disable it. If you need to contact me, the best way is to either email me at kbriankelley {at} acm {dot} org or to use Private Message through SQL Server Central.

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Midlands PASS Meeting - July 17 - SQL Server MVP John Welch

The Midlands PASS Chapter hosts:

SQL Server MVP John Welch

July 17, 2008 at Training Concepts

The Midlands PASS chapter will hold a special meeting on Thursday, July 17, 2008, to host SQL Server MVP John Welch. John will be giving a presentation on SQL Server Integration Services Read more