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Archives: September 2011

A Good Time to Be a SQL Server Professional

Wow!  Can't believe today is the last day of September!  Fall, here we come!  Although Summer is over, Autumn is truly an exciting and good time to be a SQL Server Professional!  So many great events coming up soon, especially the summits of all summits - PASS, the largest SQL Server and… Read more

1 comments, 1,946 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 30 September 2011

Come see SQLInspire NYC for FREE! and Take Visual Studio 2010 off Michael Coles’ shelf!

Game Changer!  Come see SQLInspire NYC for FREE AND take Visual Studio 2010 off Michael Coles’ shelf


I was recently on a SQLInspire NYC team call with Michael Coles, Andy Leonard, Brian Moran, Melissa Demsak and Matt Velic, discussing the event logistics, when we were talking… Read more

3 comments, 2,246 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 23 September 2011

SQLSaturday #85 - Orlando, Florida - September 24, 2011

Fortunately, SQLSaturday#85 stands in a class by itself - it's the only SQLSaturday scheduled this upcoming weekend in sunny Orlando, Florida.

Home to Disney World, I'm certain that many folks are taking advantage and making this a super sql saturday vacation for Lunching, Learning, and giving the kids a… Read more

0 comments, 1,204 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 22 September 2011

T-SQL Tuesday #22 Round-Up - Data Presentation

T-SQL Tuesday #22 is history, and I was pleased by the many posts and participants in this month’s September blog party, originally started by our friend SQL MVP Adam Machanic blog|twitter.  He came up with the idea of improving community involvement via blogging where bloggers around… Read more

1 comments, 3,548 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 20 September 2011

SQLInspire NYC - SQLPeople Just Got Even More Inspiring!



  is all set for Saturday, November 12, 2011, with only 53 days remaining to this fantastic gathering

of assorted SQL Server, BI and Database professionals and notables, have you registered yet?  If not, better hurry, because registration is capped at 250 lucky attendees, who will benefit from… Read more

0 comments, 1,600 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 19 September 2011

Come and get your Data Education!

We all have been to various training courses throughout our professional career.  Many follow a similar standard curriculum or course outline, such as in Microsoft Training for SQL Server.  The instructors are knowledgeable and well-versed in their Microsoft guided curriculum, and a lot of these courses are either… Read more

0 comments, 910 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 16 September 2011

T-SQL Tuesday #22 - Data Presentation - My Example with CTE

Hey, everybody!  Welcome to T-SQL Tuesday #22!  Today's topic is Data Presentation, and the importance of formatting data to the end-user.  Someone I know intimately is hosting today's blog party, and that would be me :-) - (Twitter|Pearlknows and Pearlknows Blog).

Just because I'm hosting, doesn't mean I… Read more

2 comments, 3,815 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 13 September 2011

My Peformance Story - September Story Contest - Now Let's See Yours!

Happy Monday, ALL!  I recently announced that I am hosting an awesome contest this month, sponsored by Safe Peak, that give you the opportunity to share your SQL Server performance experiences with the SQL Community, AND have multiple chances to Win an iPad2.

So, to warm all you up, I decided… Read more

2 comments, 1,270 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 12 September 2011

Round Up of Past Week and Upcoming Events.....

Read on to register for cool events, win an iPad2, be inspired, participate in t-sql tuesday, and more!

It's been an extremely busy and exhausting week for me, and many in the SQL Server Community, even though it was shortened here in the US, by our Labor Day Holiday.  The… Read more

0 comments, 1,590 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 9 September 2011

SQL Server Performance – September Story Contest 2011

SQL Server Performance – September Story Contest 2011

Want to win yourself an iPad2? Well you can!  Tell your story, 50/50, refer a friend!  No this isn’t “Who wants to be a Millionaire?”, but I’m here to tell you about an exciting new competition that will rock… Read more

0 comments, 1,740 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 7 September 2011

Invitation for T-SQL Tuesday #22 – Data Presentation

Invitation for T-SQL Tuesday #22 – Data Presentation

Whilst I was winding down an eventful day with the family on Labor Day Weekend, here in the US, I looked out the window, and saw the symbol shining in the moonlit sky.  I slid down the pole to the bat-cave… Read more

17 comments, 8,296 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 6 September 2011