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Advice from Aunt Kathi

Kathi Kellenberger is a Sr. Consultant with Pragmatic Works. She is an author, speaker and trainer.

Archives: February 2010

MVP Summit Review

I was lucky enough to attend the MVP Summit held last week in Redmond and Bellevue. I attended the Summit in 2008, but had to miss 2009 because I couldn't get away from work. The cool thing about this Summit was the number of my friends attending that I know from… Read more

2 comments, 846 reads

Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 23 February 2010

T-SQL Speed Phreakery Explained

If you haven't seen the Simple-Talk newsletter (it's free, so sign up!) you may not have seen my article on their site. http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/performance/writing-efficient-sql-set-based-speed-phreakery/  Writing this article has been probably the most fun I have had writing. Basically, I had to take the winning solution to a T-SQL programming challenge… Read more

3 comments, 1,225 reads

Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 8 February 2010

PASS 2009 DVDs

I was really excited when my PASS DVDs arrived last week. I had purchased the DVDs (or maybe CDs) back in 2003 or 2004, and the quality was just not very good. So, this is the first time since then that I actually decided to buy the DVDs in addition… Read more

2 comments, 938 reads

Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 5 February 2010