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Archives: August 2010

A PASSionate Community

Much has voiced about the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Nominating Committee’s decision to not put Steve Jones (blog, twitter) on the ballot for this year’s Board of Directors election. I’ve watched this controversy unfold with great interest, biting my tongue to keep from… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 31 August 2010

Twitter: The Next Best Thing To Being There

Why do DBAs want to go to PASS, TechEd, or SQLConnections? If asked, I suppose that many would point to the great technical content that’s available there. Others, when out of earshot from their employers, may admit to going solely to visit the city in which the event is held.… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 24 August 2010

SQL Server Trivia

Think you know SQL Server past and present? Here are the next-to-impossible questions I asked at the SQLSaturday #51 Stump The Experts session in Nashville. There were a few people who apparently have far more active brain cells than me who managed to answer a couple of these questions. But… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 23 August 2010

Making Presentations With My iPad

I recently gave a couple of talks at devLINK 2010 at the David Lipscomb University campus in Nashville.

One of the talks was technical in nature, the other was a professional development session. These are typical of the presentations I give for conferences, user groups, and clients.  devLINK 2010 made… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 19 August 2010

SQLSaturday #51 in Nashville

SQLSaturday is coming to Nashville this weekend, Saturday August 21st at 8:00am in the Student Services building of Nashville State Community College.

A Short Keynote And Great Intro Session

The day will begin with a short welcoming keynote, and by short I mean no more than 15 minutes. It’ll be… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 17 August 2010

SQL Server Locking & Blocking At DevLink 2010

Wow! Thanks to everyone who came to my SQL Server Locking & Blocking session at devLINK this morning! I’m completely humbled by the turnout!

Thanks for hanging around until the end, too! At the beginning of the session, I said we’d have 45 minutes to cover 90 minutes worth of… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 5 August 2010

So I Got Promoted, Now What? Employ the Same Successful Tactics

[This is part three in a series of posts about how to effectively transition to your new role after being promoted.]

Series Outline

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Posted in Joe Webb on 4 August 2010