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Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a SQL Server Professional working in the UK where he recently worked as a DBA in women's clothing, not literally he hastens to add! He is certified in SQL Server 2008, runs the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group Pass Chapter and is on the organising committee for SQL Relay. In his spare time plays the trumpet in local symphony orchestras.

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Archives: January 2013

New Year Aspirations – Christian Bolton – Author

As a former mentor Christian is used to me asking him all sorts of random questions, but this time it’s going to be published online. I’d also like to thank you for allowing me to be a technical reviewer in your latest book: Professional SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting. Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 29 January 2013

New Year Aspirations – Annette Allen – WiT

Thanks for agreeing to do this Annette, with your SQL Saturday event only a few weeks away thing must be really hectic. I really do appreciate your time!

Before we start on the main part of the interview, tell us all a little about yourself.

I’m married to Jonathan Allen… Read more

0 comments, 371 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 28 January 2013

New Years Aspirations – Kevin Kline – Presenting

I’ve been very privileged to be able to work alongside Kevin on a few projects during our time together at Quest. To be honest I was a little unsure on how to structure this interview as Kevin has so many strings to his bow. We could talk about being an… Read more

3 comments, 405 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 25 January 2013

SQLSaturday 194 (Exeter)

It’s an exciting time for SQL Server Professionals in the South West of the UK, we’re now just a few weeks away from the second ever SQLSaturday event in the UK which is being held in Exeter on the 8-9th March 2013.

If you haven’t registered yet why not!… Read more

2 comments, 358 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 24 January 2013

New Year Aspirations – Jonathan Allen – DBA

Thanks for agreeing to do this Jonathan, I know you’re busy with arrangements for SQL Saturday #194 in Exeter

 

Before we start on the main part of the interview on the topic of being a SQL Server Database Administrator, tell us all a little about yourself.

I’m a father… Read more

1 comments, 441 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 24 January 2013

New Year Aspirations – Gavin Payne – MCA

Thanks for agreeing to do this Gavin. It’s great to be able to interview an MCA as there are so few of you about!

 

How did you start in SQL Server?

While I was still at school, I worked for a computer company that developed software using SQL Server.… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 23 January 2013

New Year Aspirations – boB Taylor – MCM

Thanks for agreeing to do this boB. It’s great to be able to interview the Microsoft program manager for the SQL Server MCM program!

 

Before we start with the main part of the interview, tell us all a little about yourself. I for one am intrigued why you have… Read more

2 comments, 818 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 22 January 2013

New Year Aspirations – Thomas La Rock – Blogging

Most readers will know you already, but before we start on the main part of the interview, tell us all a little about yourself for those that don’t.

I’m currently a Technical Evangelist for Confio Software. I’ve been in the IT industry for just under 15 years having first started… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 21 January 2013

New Year Aspirations – Mark Broadbent – SQLSaturday

I’ve known you for quite a while now through Twitter and later at SQLBits (your mum was right kids, don’t speak to strange people on the internet  ). So thanks for agreeing to do this Mark.

 

Before we start on the main part of the interview, tell us all… Read more

0 comments, 458 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 18 January 2013

New Years Aspirations – James Rowland-Jones – PASS

Thanks for agreeing to do this James; I know as you run your own company your time is billable!

Before we start on the main part of the interview, tell us all a little about yourself.

I am father to three children: Lucy, Kate and Oliver and a husband to… Read more

0 comments, 683 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 17 January 2013

New Year Ambitions – Brent Ozar – Consulting

You are of course someone who needs little introduction in the SQL Server community. A prolific blogger, tweeter, speaker, Microsoft Certified Master and now Managing Director of your own consultancy firm: Brent Ozar Unlimited.

You won’t be aware of this, but in a way you have brought this interview on…

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0 comments, 981 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 16 January 2013

New Year Aspirations – Chris Webb – SQLBits

SQLBits holds a special place for me as it was the first technical conference that I had ever been to. I can safely say that it has massively shaped my career and encouraged me to do more in the community, so thank you Chris!

Before we start on the main… Read more

0 comments, 346 reads

Posted in Richard Douglas on 15 January 2013

New Year Aspirations

Every year millions of people around the world decide to make new years resolutions. In these resolutions they promise themselves that they will exercise more, study more, stop eating takeaway or chocolate or stop smoking.

 

We’re now more than a week into 2013 and you can guarantee that at…

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 14 January 2013

#SQLMaiden 2013 dates

Some time back at a SQL Server user group in Southampton I was speaking to an MVP called Simon Sabin about creating a user group and asked him for some advice. The advice he gave me was to make sure that I had multiple events organised so that people would… Read more

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Posted in Richard Douglas on 9 January 2013