Today I was fortunate enough to be able to give a new presentation to the SQL PASS Performance Virtual Chapter called ‘It’s All About the Performance, Right?’ The feedback I have received has been overwhelmingly positive, and I would like to thank the coordinators and all of the attendees! Your… Read more
Two weeks ago was a busy one. I helped coordinate and spoke at our second SQL Saturday Omaha on April 6, flew to Las Vegas for the new SQLintersection conference at the MGM Grand, and then flew to Chicago to speak at SQL Saturday Chicago.
This year is the first year that I have submitted a session to VMware’s VMworld 2013, to be held in San Francisco this August 25-29. They are cool enough to open up the submissions for the general public to vote on which sessions they would like to see at… Read more
Thank you TriPASS for a great SQL Server Users Group session tonight! Thank you all for attending, and your questions were great! I’ll get the books shipped out once I receive the information, and please contact me if you have any questions at all. I’ll see you all for the… Read more
I have a very busy next week in the works! Here are the upcoming speaking engagements that I am working on, and feel free to contact me if you wish to attend!
Tuesday evening, April 23, I am speaking remotely to the North Carolina Triangle SQL Server Users Group (TriPASS) Read more
This past Saturday I had the pleasure of speaking at one of the largest SQL Saturdays I have ever attended – SQL Saturday Chicago. I was happily blown away by the attendance of well over four hundred highly-motivated individuals, and really enjoyed all of the interactivity and questions in… Read more
As you all know, I really like this site. It is an up-and-coming site that focuses on real-world reviews of some of… Read more
Today I had the privilege of working with a great bunch of folks to help coordinate and host Omaha’s second SQL Saturday. I had an absolute blast. These events take a tremendous amount of time to plan and coordinate, and the team for this event is top-notch. I especially… Read more
I know I have been light on blog posting this year. They always say that life tends to get in the way of these sorts of tasks, and this year that is certainly true. Anyways, I want this blog to be more than just SQL Server virtualization with VMware vSphere,… Read more
April is going to be a fantastic month! I am slated to have quite a few speaking and training opportunities for the SQL Server community. I am thrilled to be able to speak this much.
SQL Saturday – Omaha – April 6 (My home event!)
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Today I had the pleasure of speaking at the inaugural SQL Saturday event in Detroit, MI. I spoke on one of my favorite topics, Database Health and Performance. I had a great time speaking to a packed room, and kudos goes to the coordinators and volunteers. You all did… Read more
A few weeks ago (or longer, I’m behind on email again) Nate Palm (LinkedIn) messaged me after the most recent SQL PASS virtualization webinar and asked me a fantastic question. He asked how to get rid of the orphaned account SIDs that sometimes come about after a SQL… Read more
Ahhh – Motor City. What a fun place to start my 2013 SQL Saturday rounds! Detroit, here I come! You all know I’m a closet gearhead, so this should be fun!
I am speaking on one of my favorite topics – Database Health and Performance.
Session Abstract: Sure, your… Read more
I received my long-awaited Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB yesterday! The first thing I did was to promptly install SQL Server 2012 Developers Edition onto it. Yup, I’m a SQL Server geek.
It works like a champ! I love this device, and I’ll have a much more in-depth review of it… Read more
If you get some time, head on out to IT Central Station.com. You can provide some valuable feedback on the technology products you have had experiences with. I just found out about the site a couple of weeks ago, and am enjoying posting reviews on the products that I… Read more
To all of the wonderful attendees to both the VMware Partner Exchange SQL Server on VMware VBCA boot camp on Sunday and the guys who braved the nasty weather for the Fort Wayne SQL Server Users Group presentation tonight, I say thank you. All of your questions were great… Read more
I just read a great article on NetworkWorld that demonstrates that Microsoft’s Azure outperforms most tests against Amazon’s AWS. That’s great news for Microsoft, and all of the work accomplished in the last couple of years is paying off. Check it out!
VM snapshots are the best individualization feature since sliced vBread (yeah, I’m a geek). But…have you ever had a VMware snapshot grow out of control and fill the datastore the VM resides on? You know what happens… even the best VM admins out there seem to get burned once when they create… Read more
I had a great time in delivering the SQL PASS Virtualization virtual chapter session today on ‘Squeezing the most performance from your VMware-based SQL Server.’ Thank you goes to the chapter leaders for inviting me to speak, and also to all of the attendees! You all had great questions and… Read more
This Wednesday I will be presenting for the PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter at 11AM CST on one of my favorite topics, you guessed it – virtualization! I am presenting a new presentation called “Squeezing the Most Performance from your VMware-Based SQL Server”. I am also starting to work on an… Read more