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More Beginner / Fundamentals Content

Not surprisingly, there are folks who want beginner / fundamentals presentations and blog posts. 

I put up the poll based on a brief conversation on Twitter about some folks wanting more advanced content and complaining when beginner content was offered. I’ve heard the same comments when I ran a beginner track at two SQL Saturdays years ago. I also know that some organizers have asked speakers to speak on advanced topics and discourage submitting basic ones. However, based on this informal poll as well as the current results on one running at SQL Server Central, we’d best serve the community to make sure there’s plenty of the lower level content available. 

I realize that there’s a low number of votes currently for both polls, but what they do show is there is a need for this type of content.  The reason I put the poll up was to get more support for what I’ve seen empirically: the beginner track sessions are almost always near full. Others have commented on similar observations. Therefore, if you’re a blogger, consider posting more basic content. Organizers, don’t chase away fundamentals presentations, especially from established and accomplished speakers. 

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Brian Kelley is an author, columnist, and Microsoft SQL Server MVP focusing primarily on SQL Server security. He is a contributing author for How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005 (Syngress), Professional SQL Server 2008 Administration (Wrox), and Introduction to SQL Server (Texas Publishing). Brian currently serves as an infrastructure and security architect. He has also served as a senior Microsoft SQL Server DBA, database architect, developer, and incident response team lead.


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