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Archives: July 2010

Making a Career Change of My Own

Making a Career Change of My Own

I commented about a month ago on the high profile career changes that seemed to be going on (see The Trade Deadline Must be Drawing Near). Back then, I had no plans to make a move of my own, but I was… Read more

Presenting to the West Michigan SQL Server User Group / SQL PASS Chapter (Rescheduled)

Presenting to the West Michigan SQL Server User Group / SQL PASS Chapter (Rescheduled)

My presentation scheduled for earlier this week to the West Michigan SQL Server User Group / SQL PASS Chapter was rescheduled due to technical difficulties on my end. the microphone on my laptop simply refused to… Read more

Presenting to the West Michigan SQL Server User Group

Presenting to the West Michigan SQL Server User Group / SQL PASS Chapter

I will be presentitng to the West Michigan SQL Server User Group/SQL PASS Chapter tomorrow at 6:45 PM Eastern Time / 3:45 PM Pacific Time. Topic will be Advanced Tuning: Unconventional Solutions to Everyday Problems. You're welcome… Read more

T-SQL Tuesday #008 Roundup: Gettin' Schooled

T-SQL Tuesday #008: Gettin' Schooled

Welcome to another exciting episode of T-SQL Tuesday. I’m Robert L Davis (blog|@SQLSoldier), and I’m not just your host for T-SQL Tuesday this month, I'm also a client .. err, I mean I'm also a participant. Thanks again to Adam Machanic… Read more

Advanced Troubleshooting Week at SQL University, Lesson 3

Advanced Troubleshooting Week at SQL University, Lesson 3

Welcome back to Advanced Troubleshooting Week at SQL University. I’m your guest professor for this course and today I will once again be talking about Advanced Troubleshooting. Nargles ... dispatched. Grindylows ... defeated. Boggarts ... well, we'll see. We'll see. With a little…

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Advanced Troubleshooting Week at SQL University, Lesson 2

Advanced Troubleshooting Week at SQL University, Lesson 2

Welcome back to Advanced Troubleshooting Week at SQL University. I’m your guest professor for this course and today I will continue talking about Advanced Troubleshooting. I'm delighted to see that everyone returned safely from their battle with those dastardly Nargles.Nargles are actually…

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Advanced Troubleshooting Week at SQL University, Lesson 1

Advanced Troubleshooting Week at SQL University, Lesson 1

Welcome to Advanced Troubleshooting Week at SQL University. Once again, I’m your guest professor for this course and today I will be talking about Advanced Troubleshooting. Being a Harry Potter fan, I'm subtitling this week's lessons as @SQLSoldier's Defense Against the…

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T-SQL Tuesday #008: Tips for Giving a Good Interview for the New DBA

T-SQL Tuesday #008: Tips for Giving a Good Interview for the New DBA

Welcome to another exciting episode of T-SQL Tuesday. I’m Robert L Davis (blog|@SQLSoldier), and I’m not just your host for T-SQL Tuesday this month, I'm also a client .. err, I mean I'm… Read more

Degree Seeker Week at SQL University, Extra Credit

Degree Seeker Week at SQL University, Extra Credit

Welcome back to Degree Seeker Week at SQL University. If you have returned for this extra credit session, you are trully an eager learner. I’m your guest professor for this course and today I will be presenting a lesson on non-SQL Server…

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Degree Seeker Week at SQL University, Lesson 3

Degree Seeker Week at SQL University, Lesson 3

Welcome back eager learners to Degree Seeker Week at SQL University. I’m your guest professor for this course and today I will be presenting Lesson 3, Advanced SQL Server certifications. The advanced certifications consists of the Microsoft Certified Master program and the…

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Come See Me at the SQL PASS Summit

Come See Me at the SQL PASS Summit

Notifications went out today for the SQL PASS Summit (Nov. 8 - 11, 2010) regular session abstracts. After many hours spent deliberating and reviewing abstracts, they sent out notifications to everyone letting us know if our abstracts were selected or not. I… Read more

Degree Seeker Week at SQL University, Lesson 2

Degree Seeker Week at SQL University, Lesson 2

Welcome once again eager learners to Lesson 2 of Degree Seeker Week at SQL University. I’m your guest professor for this course. I'm a little late getting to class today as I spent a large part of today fighting failing hard drives…

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Degree Seeker Week at SQL University, Lesson 1

Degree Seeker Week at SQL University, Lesson 1

Welcome eager learners to Lesson 1 of Degree Seeker Week at SQL University. I’m your guest professor for this course, and I will try to guide you through the various certification tracks for SQL Server available through the Microsoft certification program. This…

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T-SQL Tuesday #008: Gettin’ Schooled

 T-SQL Tuesday #008: Gettin’ Schooled

“Thank you fans and friends & odds and ends. And now for you gals and guys, a few words to the wise. You Jims and Sals are my best pals. And to look your best for the big contest, just be yourselves and have…

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Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities

Recently I presented two sessions at SQL Saturday #43 in Redmond, WA. The night prior to the event, many of the presenters had dinner together at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in Redmond. One of the other presenters asked me why I was presenting. He wanted to know what… Read more