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The Smiling DBA

Thomas LeBlanc is a Business Intelligence Consultant/Data Warehouse Architect in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He uses his 25+ years in IT to help develop OLTP systems with normalized databases for high-performing T-SQL and end-to-end dimensional data marts using SSIS, SSAS, PPS, and Excel. His SQL Server certifications include MCSA 12, MCITP 08 BI and DBA, MCITP 2005 DBA, and MCDBA 2000. As a PASS volunteer, he is current chair of the Excel BI virtual chapter, past chair of the Data Architecture virtual chapter, and past virtual chapter mentor. He has helped the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group with SQLSaturdays and speaks at local IT meetings.

Archives: September 2011

PASS Summit 2011: My Itinerary

Here goes with what I hope to achieve the following week in Seattle, WA Oct 9-15 for my 4th summit.

I have spent about 1 hour a day reviewing what I have selected for the week with the really cool Build Your Schedule for Summit 2011.

Sunday Oct 9th is…

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 29 September 2011

24 Hours of PASS: Answer questions…

I will try my best to answer some of the questions after the Standard Operating Procedure webcast for 24 Hours of PASS.

First one is what design tools are out there. Here is a list I found from Louis Davidson’s book Pro SQL Server 2008 Relational Database Design and… Read more

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 20 September 2011