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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: 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 - http://dataarch.sqlpass.org/

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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