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Archives: November 2011

What's in a name? SQL Server Magazine becomes SQL Server Pro.

SQL Server Magazine Reveals New Name for the Brand

Did you hear the news?  SQL Server Magazine has a new name - it's now called SQL Server Pro!  Read on to find out the details.

In the world of print, there are a shrinking number of specified SQL Server professional… Read more

1 comments, 7,170 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 30 November 2011

And the winners of SafePeak’s SQL Server Performance Contest are...

SafePeak’s SQL Server Performance Contest – Winners

(In coordination with SQLAuthority.com)
Back in September, 2011, SafePeak ran a new contest asking participants to share their sql server performance tuning stories.  Not only could folks share their experiences to win prizes, others were invited to participate to vote for their favorite story,…

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2 comments, 1,838 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 27 November 2011

SQL Server Magazine's Top 10 Blogger....#3

So, it seems that I have been selected by the 2011 SQL Server Community Choice Awards, as among the Top 10 favorite SQL Server Bloggers, as #3 on the list! (You'll have to scroll to the bottom of the page.) Ask me, how you think I did that, and I'll… Read more

0 comments, 1,360 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 23 November 2011

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RC0 is Now Available for Download!

November 17, 2011 - Redmond, WA - Well, we knew it was coming, but the timing was a bit of a surprise for the Microsoft SQL MVP community, who usually has a jump start on the impending SQL Server releases.  Since it was announced recently at the PASS Summit 2011,… Read more

6 comments, 2,544 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 17 November 2011

SQLInspire - Follow-up & Post Event Notes....



This blog entry is a short post-event follow-up for all our followers and attendees at the event! I will have a full blog and event summary in the coming days! 

Of course, I want to thank in short order, Andy Leonard, Brian Moran, Melissa Demsak (and her volunteers,… Read more

2 comments, 1,002 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 14 November 2011

SQL Inspiration 3-days away! Last Chance! Registration CLOSING TODAY!!

Happy, Wednesday folks!  We're 3-days away from SQLInspiration, and that is the event we've been reading about for some months now, called SQLInspireNYC

This is it!! We are finally approaching EVENTTIME, and this is your LAST CHANCE TO REGISTERIf you get to the event registration page, you… Read more

2 comments, 1,291 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 9 November 2011

MeMeMe - Meme Monday: What #SQLFamily Means to Me

I've been pretty busy polishing up my SQLInspire NYC talk, when I realized that it's another edition of Meme Monday. The topic is, What SQLFamily means to me. This neat blog idea was originally started by SQL MVP Thomas LaRock, aka @sqlrockstar, and today's topic is pretty cool and inspired Read more

2 comments, 1,676 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 7 November 2011

SQLSaturday #96 in DC - 11/5/2011

Coming to the Capitol, tomorrow Saturday, November 5, 2011 is SQLSaturday#96 in Washington, D.C.!  This great event down in DC, has over 300 registered attendees, featuring awesome speakers, sponsors and swag.  Featuring prime SQL Speakers, SQLSat96 is going to be one to remember.

Among the supporting, sql sponsors, Pearl… Read more

0 comments, 875 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 4 November 2011

10 More Days Until Inspiration! - SQLInspireNYC 2011

Can't believe we're ONLY 10 days out from what's shaping up to be quite an extraordinary awesome event!  We've been talking about it some time now, and figure the T-Minus 10-day mark would be a good opportunity to give all you folks interested and/or registered attendees an event update, summarizing… Read more

1 comments, 1,286 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 1 November 2011