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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

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

Archives: May 2010

Providing Quality to the Community

This has been on my mind since last week after a conversation with a friend of mine, Bobby Dimmick (twitter). At times there has been debate within the community about quantity versus quality. Some folks are able to do both well. For me it's always been a struggle… Read more

Microsoft Certified Architect - Infrastructure and Solutions Are No More

A friend of mine had been out to the Microsoft Certified Architect site recently and noted that the Infrastructure and Solutions certifications are being discontinued. I went out and checked, and sure enough, those two competencies are no more. What's left are product specific technologies:

  • Exchange
  • SQL Server
  • Active Directory
  • Office Communications…

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Join the Community - AKA, "Where did he go, George?"

In recent days I've kind of dropped off the map with respect to SQL Server, including with the Security and Auditing week for SQL University. For that one, I actually had a series planned that I never got to because of a death of a close family friend and… Read more

Why I Don't Look for a Telecommuting Job

I just got done reading Brent Ozar's post about why folks don't get the telecommuting job they want.  It's a good read and Brent makes a lot of sense in what he has to say. But that's not surprising as Brent is usually thinking about these things when the… Read more