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Archives: November 2010

Notes from SQLSaturday#59 - Waits & Queues Presentation

SQLSaturday#59 – Waits & Queues Presentation

At SQLSaturday#59 in NYC, my session was about Waits & Queues. I presented a topic I thought was sure to be known by the audience, and that the material would just be an introduction and reinforcement of some of the concepts of this performance… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 24 November 2010

SQLCentric is a winner of the 2010 SQL Server Magazine's Community Choice Awards!

As I was doing a little research this evening for a client, I hit the SQLMag site for the latest updates.  And, lo and behold, the results of the 2010 SQL Server Magazine's Community Choice Awards are IN!  SQLCentric, the already award-winning monitoring and alert system, has won the SILVER medal… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 22 November 2010

SQLSaturday#59 - It's A Wrap! - Summary of Our Saturday...

 SQLSaturday#59 went off without a hitch!  It was one awesome fun-filled day with our great speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and hundreds of attendees!

First of all, the weather in NYC could not be better. It was a pretty good crowd for a Saturday.  The regular crowd shuffled in. :-)  Folks were literally… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 21 November 2010

SQLSaturday#59 Special Interview with Melissa Demcsak, aka SQLDiva

 SQLSaturday#59 Special Interview with Melissa Demcsak, aka SQLDiva

Only two days left until our super SQLSaturday#59 event.  Hope all is well with our speakers, sponsors, volunteers and attendees!  I wish everyone coming in from out of town a safe trip (by air or by road), and look… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 18 November 2010

SQLSaturday#59 NYC 2010 - 3 Days Away! - Sponsor Profile

SQLSaturday#59 is only a mere 3-days away!  Today, I am bringing you a sponsor profile for our participating vendors, who in turn are responsible for bringing the event to fruition!  Because of our awesome sponsorships, we will have breakfast, lunch, snacks, SWAG, terrific prizes and giveaways!  They… Read more

1 comments, 250 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 17 November 2010

SQLSaturday #59 - Speaker Interview Series #18 with Matt Van Horn

 SQLSaturday #59 – Speaker Interview Series #18 – with Matt Van Horn

Notes from the SQLSat#59 Team:  SQLSaturday#59 is just 5 days away and will take place at Microsoft Offices Midtown Manhattan, 1290 Avenue of the Americas (6th Floor), New York, NY.   Attendees should plan to… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 15 November 2010

MS SQL Server 2011 aka Denali, Next Version of SQL Server - CTP 1 Now available!

Ladies and Gentlemen, SQL Server 2011, aka Denali, CTP 1 is now available as public download :  

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6a04f16f-f6be-4f92-9c92-f7e5677d91f9

Although, I'm not attending PASS this year, I have been keeping my ear close to the ground of the SQL Server Community.

Microsoft has long ago started on project named Denali,… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 9 November 2010

SQLSaturday#59 - Reflection on the Speaker Interview Series...

No speaker interview today, (didn't have time to format it today), just some reflection on the Speaker Interview Series, thus far.

As we get closer to our SQLSaturday#59 event, we are soon to conclude our speaker interviews series, which have been a great success so far.  I have seen,… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 5 November 2010

SQLSaturday #59 Speaker Interview Series #17 with Bill Pearson

 SQLSaturday #59:  Speaker Interview Series #17 with Bill Pearson

Today, we pick up the series, with another worldly well-rounded individual, by the name of William E. Pearson, III (we'll just call him Bill :-).  He started out in the Navy, earned and practiced as a CPA, and then merged… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 4 November 2010

SQLSaturday #59 – Speaker Interview #16 with DW Expert, Chuck Kelley

 SQLSaturday #59 – Speaker Interview #16 with DW Expert, Chuck Kelley 

Working on a large DW project, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Chuck Kelley, at a mutual client. We pulled out all stops looking for the right person with the experience to lead… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 3 November 2010

SQLSaturday #59 – Speaker Interview #15 with Joseph D’Antoni

 SQLSaturday #59 – Speaker Interview #15 with Joseph D’Antoni

Let’s kick off this Tuesday, maestro please, with a little violin music, some good food, cocktails and a fine bottle of wine.  You’d never know we’re talking with Speaker, DBA Engineer & SQL Expert Joseph D’Antoni, who will be… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 2 November 2010

SQLSaturday#59 Update! - 3 weeks to go.....the after PASS East Coast Special!

 SQLSaturday#59 Update!

Well, the event is now less than 3 weeks away (better finish my presentation :-) and there are 450+ attendees registered so far.  We have an awesome line-up of 25+ sessions and a volunteer team working hard to finish up on the final details.  Please see the… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 1 November 2010