When we first announced the return of SQLSaturday to NYC (after 2 long years), we knew we'd get a decent amount of interest, registrants, and speakers. Yet, so early on, it is amazing that we received over 150 speaker abstracts, 15 sponsors, and almost 200 registrations. We fully… Read more
This is a very exciting summer to be in New York City! We’re not just talking Central Park, the Theatre District, Museums, Restaurants, and all the night life that is so synonymous with New York – that’s just a bonus for being here! We’re talking about the absolute… Read more
Long before it was announced that coming August 4, 2012, SQLSaturday #158 returns to the NYC (<< see recent announcement, New York was getting pretty lonely for some SQLSaturday learning and fun. That's when a Senior SQL DBA from the Rochester, NY area, looked to fill the void. Matt Slocum (blog Read more
This latest installment of T-SQL Tuesday #30, is hosted by SQL MVP, Chris Shaw who asks us to write on a very
important and excellent topic, Ethics. I just realized that this second Tuesday of the month, when each T-SQL Tuesday occurs, is upon us. I thought about asking… Read more
Everyone who is involved in, and follows me in the SQL Server Community, and my blog, knows, that I am one of its most ardent cheerleaders and supporters. I am not saying that I do more than others to contribute - that would not be true - I'm just saying… Read more
It's about three months to to SQLSaturday #158 in NYC, and we're hard at work nailing down all the little details that make the difference. We'll do most of the work, but there is one place where you can help us - spread the word about the event. I… Read more
Come this August 4th, 2012, the Big Apple will be baking, but not just because of the hot summer day we're expecting! No, something much more filling will be cookin, with the announcement that SQLSaturday is returning to NYC!
We've been thinking, talking, planning, and hoping behind the scenes that… Read more
Good day! Just wanted to share some exciting upcoming local events in the NYC/NJ area.
Hosted by the NJ SQL User Group and its leader Melissa Demsak, aka SQLDiva, these events are not to be missed. In addition, the NYC SQL User Group has some great upcoming topics at their local meetings… Read more
Tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2012, the official Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour continues its 12-city trek around the country, stopping in NYC at the Sheraton 811 7th Avenue , from 1:30 PM - 5:15 PM EDT. Learn more about the tour here: http://specialops.sqlpass.org/
Hopefully, if you're in the… Read more
Right on the heels of the recent SQL Server 2012 virtual online launch event (as in virtually not there :-), a proven formula of online success known as 24-hours of PASS is coming to a pc near you! We’re a few days away to a conglomeration of non-stop 24… Read more
All, wanted to immediately share the news today from Microsoft regarding SQL Server: This just in from the MVP/MS Newsroom. I'm sure you'll be hearing about it from sources far and wide, but getting the word out to my readers and followers here on the PearlKnows blog
Microsoft announced that SQL… Read more
February 23, 2012 – Today, LINCHPIN PEOPLE, LLC, offering technical advisory, consulting and training services in the Microsoft SQL Server Space, announces the addition of two key partners to the firm.
I wanted to follow-up on the partner announcement of the great new concept and venture, started by my friends and sql compatriots , Andy Leonard and Brian Moran, who have added two new Partners to the LinchPin People lineup. Fresh from the first official Linchpin Summit, Mr. Mike Walsh has pulled the LinchPin out of… Read more
As us SQL professional folks know, since the advent of SQL Server Integration Services, affectionately known as SSIS, it has become the ETL tool of choice to do a gazillion and one things to transform, convert, migrate, massage, import, export, slice, dice, and move around data real nice, between multiple data… Read more
Hi, all! It's been a while, since I posted a blog entry, and is directly related to today's Meme Monday theme, that gets assigned every first Monday of the month by SQLRockstar Thomas LaRock. His theme, aptly entitled Working with Deadlines, pretty much sums up my recent days… Read more
Staying true to the meaning of SQL Community with respect to local chapters and user groups, I wanted to bring you some links of upcoming events in the NY/NJ area and surrounding cities.
Everybody deserves a second chance in love, life, and in TSQL as well! Now that it's the beginning of a New Year, 2012, it's the perfect time to start over again, and make up for the things that you missed, should the opportunity present itself. That's why I am blogging… Read more
Yes, it's Monday again, and not only that - it's another edition of Meme Monday (the first of 2012), started by SQL MVP and Confio confabber, Thomas LaRock. Inline with the start of a new year, January's meme topic of the month is "What do you want to… Read more
It was a day of warm weather, it was a day of cold weather. A tale of two cities on opposite sides of the world – SQLSaturday comes rolling in with the first events of the New Year 2012, known as SQLSaturday #104 and #116, respectively. Colorado… Read more
Holiday Greetings to all you DBA's and SQL Server professionals! This blog goes out to all of you who are on-call this week, or in the office, keeping SQL Servers safe from the grinches. Hope you enjoy!
Twas the week after Christmas, when all through the office;
Not a client… Read more