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SQL Man of Mystery

Wes Brown is a PASS chapter leader and SQL Server MVP. He writes for SQL Server Central and maintains his blog at http://www.sqlserverio.com. Wes is Currently serving as a Senior Lead Consultant at Catapult Systems. Previous experiences include Product Manager for SQL Litespeed by Quest software and consultant to fortune 500 companies. He specializes in high availability, disaster recovery and very large database performance tuning. He is a frequent speaker at local user groups and SQLSaturdays.

Archives: November 2011

SQLSaturday 97 Speaker Recap

Great Content + Great Speakers = Awesome Event

All the evaluations have been tallied, its official SQLSaturday #97 was a hit! As a speaker I always like to know how well I did. As a competitor, I like to know how well I stacked up overall. SQLSaturday #97 had some… Read more

0 comments, 479 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 22 November 2011

SQL Server 2012 RC0 Is Here

SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0, Time To Get Serious

With the release of RC0 Microsoft has signaled that the release of SQL Server 2012 is just around the corner. If you haven’t been experimenting with the CTP’s now is the time to get off your duff and start getting… Read more

0 comments, 852 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 21 November 2011

My Playbook For Putting On a SQLSaturday Part 3: Food

Feed Me Seymour!

Welcome to your number one cost.  Every budget I’ve looked at so far food is the top expense by a wide margin. There are very few rules that come down from PASS to your local event organizers, what you can charge is one of them. The only… Read more

5 comments, 716 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 10 November 2011

My Playbook For Putting On a SQLSaturday Part 2: Venue

Finding Your Venue

Sounds simple right?

It can be one of the most difficult things to do for something the size of a SQLSaturday with the budget you may, or may not, have.

If you can find a local education establishment to partner with is usually a good choice. Always… Read more

1 comments, 667 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 9 November 2011

My Playbook For Putting On a SQLSaturday Part 1

The Long Road

I am going to post this as a series covering, in detail, everything humanly possible about the logistics of SQLSaturday #97.

Fiddly bits. I cannot tell you how important it is to plan in minute and excruciating detail. If you don’t have a ton of experience in… Read more

2 comments, 639 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 8 November 2011

What #SQLFamily Means To Me

Meme Monday, What #SQLFamily means to me personally.

Tom LaRock Is kicking of November with this particular meme. I’m not sure exactly how to put something like this into words. It is so much more than SQL Server. I’ve made friends in this community that are as close as any… Read more

0 comments, 481 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 8 November 2011