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The Smiling DBA

Thomas LeBlanc ( MCITP 2005/2008 & MCDBA 2000) is a Senior SQL Server DBA at Turner Industries, LLC in Baton Rouge, LA. He has been in the IT field for 21 years starting as a COBOL programmer, graduating to dBase, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro, upgrading to Visual Basic versions 3-6 and even some .Net(C#). Designing and developing normalized database has become his passion. Full-time DBA work started about 9 years ago for Thomas while working at a Paper Mill in St. Francisville, LA continuing with IEM, then Amedisys. Performance tuning and reviewing database design and code was an everyday occurrence for DBAs at Amedisys. Thomas’ free time is spent helping those less fortunate and improving his relationship with his family and God.

Archives: February 2012

Another 24 Hours of PASS

Nothing like a 24 hour barrage of SQL Server training for FREE!!! Did I mention it was free?

The PASS Data Architecture Virtual Chapter will be hosting Ami Levin for his presentation Where Are My (Primary) Keys. It will be 5AM Central for me, but I am excited to… Read more

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 27 February 2012

PASS Data Arch VC presents Steve Simon - On Beyond Zebra AdventureWorks OR Where Did I Go Wrong?

I meet Steve when  he came down from New England area for SQL Saturday #28 IN Baton Rouge, LA. He is a great SQL and IT community person who has many years experience with database systems. Please join us Thursday at noon for some free training!!!

Next Meeting -

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 15 February 2012

Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group

I will be speaking at the February Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group meeting on Wednesday the 8th. The session will be an continuation of Execution Plan Basics that I shared last year and at 2 SQL Saturday events plus Houston Tech Fest in 2010. This one is called Execution… Read more

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Posted in The Smiling DBA on 6 February 2012