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James Serra's Blog

James is currently a Senior Business Intelligence Architect/Developer and has over 20 years of IT experience. James started his career as a software developer, then became a DBA 12 years ago, and for the last five years he has been working extensively with Business Intelligence using the SQL Server BI stack (SSAS, SSRS, and SSIS). James has been at times a permanent employee, consultant, contractor, and owner of his own business. All these experiences along with continuous learning has helped James to develop many successful data warehouse and BI projects. James has earned the MCITP Business Developer 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2008, and MCITP Database Developer 2008, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. His blog is at .

Archives: April 2011

Antivirus solutions that are free

So my sister called me the other day to tell me she has a message on her laptop that said she has a virus.  Those of us working in the IT industry know we are the one’s all our friends and relatives turn to when they have a computer issue.… Read more

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Posted in James Serra's Blog on 29 April 2011

What name should I call myself?

In creating this blog, I was thinking about using some catchy name for myself.  Something with “DBA” in it.  However, doing a quick Google search revealed there are so many already: Cranky DBA, Rambling DBA, Goal Keeping DBA, Mean Old DBA, Midnight DBA, Lone DBA Read more

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Posted in James Serra's Blog on 27 April 2011

Welcome To Machine

Hello World.  Stardate 1513.1.  After reading that, if you know what I am referring to, you are a tech-head and may continue to read this blog

So, the reasons that I am blogging:

1) I really enjoy helping others.  I’m making a pretty good pay rate as a Business Intelligence/DBA… Read more

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Posted in James Serra's Blog on 25 April 2011