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PASS Cloud Virtual Group – Call for Speakers

The cloud is calling to you. Or more specifically, Jody Roberts (b | @) and I (b | @) are looking to the community to find some presenters interested in presenting to the PASS community on building or using data platforms and solutions in the… Read more

0 comments, 527 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 7 April 2017

Not Quite Monday Morning SQL Break – February 7, 2017

It’s Tuesday and time to get Monday’s weekly blog and twitter round-up for last week out the door. It’s late and I need to find a better way to ensure that I get this out the published.  If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is… Read more

0 comments, 578 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 7 February 2017

Monday Morning SQL Break – January 16, 2017

It’s Monday and time, finally, for a weekly blog and twitter round-up for last week.  It’s been a while since I’ve published this summary post, but hey that’s what life is for, getting in the way of things that you sometimes want to be doing.  If you haven’t already, follow… Read more

0 comments, 357 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 16 January 2017

Monday Morning SQL Break – November 7, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on this… Read more

0 comments, 403 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 7 November 2016

Yup, @StrateSQL’s Running for the PASS Board of Directors

Why I’m Running

Over the past few years, I’ve been considering running for the PASS Board of Directors and this year appears to be the right year to do this.  I’m running now because when I look at what PASS needs and where it is going, I feel I have… Read more

0 comments, 466 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 5 October 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – September 19, 2016

It’s Monday and time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up. It’s been a few weeks since the last recap, apparently vacation a month and a half ago slowed my roll on blogging.  If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to… Read more

3 comments, 514 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 19 September 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Part 7

More of the same with the next Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server book giveaway.  So far, I’ve sent out six copies of the book based on comments from the past six (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) posts.  I’ve made a… Read more

4 comments, 427 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 1 August 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – August 1, 2016

It’s Monday and time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on… Read more

0 comments, 451 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 1 August 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – July 18, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on this… Read more

0 comments, 398 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 18 July 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 6 (Index Myths)

And now for something not so different with week 6 of the Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server book giveaway.  So far, I’ve sent out five copies of the book based on comments from these (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) posts.

Expert Performance… Read more

5 comments, 502 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 14 July 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – July 11, 2016

It’s Monday and time for this week’s blog and twitter round-up for last week.  I spent the weekend with family and a bit of tried out Pokemon Go with the kids, so nothing too interesting to share going into this weekend.  That said, if you haven’t already, follow me on… Read more

0 comments, 456 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 11 July 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 5

It’s time for week 5 of giving out some copies of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server.  So far, I’ve sent out four copies of the book based on comments from those posts.  You can find the previous weeks’ posts to review those topics here: 1, 2,… Read more

0 comments, 321 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 5 July 2016

Tuesday Morning SQL Break – July 5, 2016

Yesterday was a holiday here in the United States, so I’m starting the week on Tuesday.  For those in the same boat as me, this will be a short week, which means less time to get stuff done.  In short weeks, it’s important to use your time as productively as… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 5 July 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – June 27, 2016

The best way to make the most of the week is to set your goals.  One of the things I try to do every week is to identify three goals for each week.  What three things do I want to accomplish that will move my workload further down the road.… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 27 June 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 4 (the late edition)

So… it’s Saturday night and I missed getting this out on Friday morning…

But, in past three weeks’ posts (1, 2, 3), I talked about how I’ve got a few copies of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server to give away.  This is a book that… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 26 June 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – June 20, 2016

It’s Monday time for this week’s weekly blog and twitter round-up for last week. If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on… Read more

0 comments, 431 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 20 June 2016

SQL Server Indexing Book Giveaway – Week 3

In past two weeks’ posts (1, 2) I talked about how I’ve got a few copies of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server to give away.  This is a book that I co-wrote with Grant Fritchey (Blog | @gfritchey) last summer, which I think can… Read more

0 comments, 380 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 17 June 2016

Monday Morning SQL Break – June 13, 2016

Usually on my Monday posts, I include a pretty bland cookie cutter header. Nothing to extravagant, just an introduction.  It’s time to make the most of this opportunity to make a mark on the week.

As part of this opportunity, it probably makes sense to start a conversation round personal… Read more

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Posted in StrateSQL on 13 June 2016

How To Get A Free SQL Server Indexing Book – Week 2

Free Book!

Another free indexing books, more awesome!

In last week’s post, I talked about how I’ve got a number of copies of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server; that I co-wrote with Grant Fritchey (Blog | @gfritchey). Since these books don’t help anyone sitting on… Read more

0 comments, 500 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 10 June 2016

Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Harari, made it on my reading list after hearing about Mark Zuckerberg’s list of books everyone should read. And since then, I’ve seen other recommendations for reading it, such as the recommendation from Bill Gates. Having now read Sapiens,… Read more

0 comments, 435 reads

Posted in StrateSQL on 8 June 2016

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