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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

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

Archives: July 2010

Free SQL Server Training for the Week of July 19, 2010

This will start a new trend on my blog. Every Friday morning I'll have a blog post covering the free SQL Server-related training I know about for the following week.


Pragmatic Works - Mid-Level PowerShell for DBAs and Developers - 11 AM EDT - Sean McCown


Quest Software - Performance… Read more

Pruning the Blog List

I went through the exercise months ago where I tried to re-organize my blog reading to be more efficient at it. And while that helped some, the truth of the matter is there are a lot of blogs I just never got around to reading. I may have subscribed to them for… Read more

SQL Lunch Presentation Today and Wednesday

A heavy week for SQL Lunch with two presentations!

There is another SQL Lunch presentation scheduled for today at 12:30 EDT. Join SQL Server MVP Patrick LeBlanc as he covers two new features in SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services.

On Wednesday SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard is up covering… Read more

SQL Lunch Presentation Today

I'm going to try and do a better job of announcing free training and learning opportunities. With that said, there's a SQL Lunch presentation today at 12:30 EDT:

Looping in SSIS by Brad Schadt

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Visual Studio 2010 Giveaway - The Winners and the Answers

All three licenses of Visual 2010 Ultimate with MSDN have been claimed, and here are the winners:

Here are the questions and their respective answers:

What is a lamb roll?

A… Read more

VS 2010 Ultimate with MSDN Giveaway - Completed!

UPDATE: The three licenses have been claimed!


Like other MVPs and Regional Directors, I've got three licenses of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN to give away. These are Not for Resale (NFR) licenses that will need to be activated within about 180 days. I'm all about encouraging community… Read more

Before You Begin Auditing...

There is a fine line between auditing and attacking. The line actually is one built based on authorization. Same tools, same techniques. So before you begin auditing anything, make sure you have authorization to do so from someone who is imbued by the organization to legally give it. You want… Read more

Why I Use Social Media

Yesterday was a scary time for the Kelley family. Our youngest, our five year-old daughter, suddenly had a rash everywhere. My wife and I talked about it briefly over the phone and decided it would be best to get her seen immediately. So Kim took our daughter to one of… Read more