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Jason Carter

Jason Carter has spent most of his career as a .NET developer, with time spent as a development manager, accidental DBA, and most recently a full-time DBA. Having worked with large databases as a developer, he found great interest in tuning, tweaking, and making databases run faster. With the support of his wife, he gave up his managerial duties, jumped the development ship and dove head first into his new career as a Database Administrator.

Archives: February 2014

Tell Me How I’m Doing: A Fable About the Importance of Giving Feedback

I read a lot of blogs using BlogTrottr as my inbox delivery mechanism, but it has been quite a while since I’ve been cover to cover on a good book, or any book for that matter.  My wife calls me a reference reader, I know how to find information I… Read more

1 comments, 61 reads

Posted in Jason Carter on 26 February 2014

Be Nice

Years ago when I was just out of the Marine Corps and found myself as the only IT guy in an environment filled with various levels of technologically challenged mortgage brokers, realtors, title agents, and other office workers.  In that environment, I was the sharpest guy around, I was so… Read more

0 comments, 60 reads

Posted in Jason Carter on 19 February 2014

Next Up 70-432

As a self-taught developer, I’ve never really given any credence to certifications.  Certifications in the development arena seem like a way to certify someone knows how the company wants you to use their latest and greatest features, but doesn’t really test the underlying knowledge about why to use those features,… Read more

0 comments, 54 reads

Posted in Jason Carter on 13 February 2014

5 Things Series – APPLY Operator

In this series I’m going to detail the 5 T-SQL Commands that review in my  5 T-SQL Commands I’ve been Missing, but were there the whole time presentation.  The gist of this presentation details my past as an uninformed developer, as it pertains to T-SQL and its vast features.   This… Read more

0 comments, 67 reads

Posted in Jason Carter on 12 February 2014

5 Things Series – Output Clause

In this series I’m going to detail the 5 T-SQL Commands that review in my  5 T-SQL Commands I’ve been Missing, but were there the whole time presentation.  The gist of this presentation details my past as an uninformed developer, as it pertains to T-SQL and its vast features.   This… Read more

0 comments, 70 reads

Posted in Jason Carter on 9 February 2014

Powershell – Extract Versions for SQL Features

 

Over the last few months I’ve been directed to ensure that all of our SQL Servers in the Development and QA segments have been installed with the proper licensing, namely Developer Edition.    One of the challenges I’ve ran across is how do I verify the SSRS and SSAS features… Read more

0 comments, 68 reads

Posted in Jason Carter on 5 February 2014

Upcoming Presentations

Since I took the leap last year and submitted to talk at SQL Saturday, I’ve come to enjoy the challenge that is presenting.  Every time I present a topic, I learn something new.  Every time. Sometimes there is a subject matter expert in attendance that might correct a minor point… Read more

0 comments, 55 reads

Posted in Jason Carter on 4 February 2014