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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: October 2011

PASS Summit 2001 In Review…WOW!!!

It has been a couple of weeks and I have had time to get back in the groove at a new job as Senior SQL Server DBA, after trying Informatica Administrator via Enterprise Architect for about 3 months. Long story, but I am glad to be back as a DBA.… Read more

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 28 October 2011

Jeremy Huppatz presents Row Versioned Data Warehouse

Subject: Row Versioned Data Warehouses

Level: 200-300 (Intermediate)

Start Time: Thursday, December 15th, 2011 8:00 PM US Central Time

Presenter: Jeremy Huppatz (Blog|@OzzieMedes)

Live Meeting Link:

Row Versioned Data Warehouses
Jeremy will discuss the strengths and disadvantages of a row-versioned data warehouse design in the…

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 20 October 2011

SQL PASS 2011: Live Blog Keynote Day 2–Quentin Clark

7:50AM – arrived at bloggers table and positioned between Rooob Farley and Kevin Kline. Just meet SQLBalls, in front is Ryan Adams and Mike Walsh.

Hopefully, this will be a demo Keynote and not just talk, talk, talk…

8:10AM – Room is filling up, cannot believe so many people here… Read more

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 13 October 2011

PASS Summit 2011: Day One

After getting a little lost from the rail to the hotel, I finally got to sleep Sunday night after a 10+ hour airplane/airport travel time. Well worth it especially after seeing LSU whoop up on Florida in Tiger Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Started by meeting Robert from BCBS to have… Read more

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 10 October 2011