DevConnections is a new conference for me and I am excited about the opportunity to present 2 different sessions. The conference is at ARIA Resort in Las Vegas, NV. There are many great speakers at this event including Grant Fritchey, Itzik Ben-Gan, Denny Cherry and many more. The conference… Read more
This is I believe the 7th SQLSaturday in Baton Rouge. Please come out this Saturday at the LSU Business Center to enjoy free training, prizes and networking with over 500 IT professionals.
Here is the schedule.
It involves connecting to the Analysis Service database as a connection and not an… Read more
The next version of SQL Server looks to add more and more features helpful in database design and administration as well as Business Intelligence.
I was thinking today about why I submit sessions to speak at the PASS Summit.
Join us today at noon central for Asgeir presenting for the Excel BI VC.
Thu, Jun 18 2015 12:00 Central Daylight Time
PASS Excel BI VC presents Ásgeir Gunnarsson: End to End Risk Assessment – Using PowerView
END TO END RISK ASSESSMENT – AFFORDABLE SOLUTION USING POWER BI…
I have been selected again to speak in Houston (Saturday, June 13th) for a SQLSaturday event and look forward to connecting with some Texas PASS members like Nancy, Alan, Jen, Sean and many others. The facilities at San Jacinto College in the Southwest part of the Houston area were great… Read more
It is that time of the year when PASS starts a process to help update memberships and clean up duplicate account. I just Deactivated an old account setup in 2006 I never used.
Here is some more info and links. This material is copied from PASS website and emails.
Microsoft has given us DBAs/Developers/etc. a wealth of free reports integrated into SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in order to see what is happening in our environment. These reports are really nice because you do not need to know the DMV/DMF in order to get the results.
The first report… Read more
Come join us Thursday April 2nd for an Excel BI virtual chapter session at noon central with Pragmatic Work’s Devin Knight who will help us get started with PowerQuery.
Thu, Apr 02 2015 12:00 Central Daylight Time
Getting Started with Power Query by Devin Knight
GETTING STARTED WITH…
In December, I was asked to write an article(s) on Database Refactoring. It started as 2 topics, but then consolidated into one. I really wanted to talk about the database design issues I see with a development department. Please give some time to reading the article and comment. First, I… Read more
I used to spend the 4th of July weekend (or week) in Austin with some buddy’s when we were in our 20s. There was so much to do and enjoy while there it is exciting to go back to this great city. Not only that, but there are some really… Read more
The Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) has a slogan for what they do – CONNECT, SHARE and LEARN. So, what does this mean to me and the SQL Server professionals I have meet in this community (#SQLFamily)?
On Thursday, I was invited as a blogger to attend an intimate conversation (Q&A) with the PASS Board of Directors: Adam Jorgensen (EVP – Executive Vice President), Denise McInerney (VP Marketing) and Thomas LaRock (President). I started to try to understand why I was asked, but gave up due to… Read more
Well, it is that time of year again. The Professional Associations for SQL Server (PASS) annual summit. This year we go back to Seattle where Microsoft mostly lives and hope we can get lots of their employees to visit and talk shop.
One of my main goals is to Network… Read more
Excel 2013 - We can’t create a Timeline for this report because it doesn’t have a field formatted as Date.
After getting excited about the Timeline object in Excel 2013, I tried to add this cool feature of Excel 2013 and got an error – “We can’t create a Timeline… Read more
This morning I received an email (really 3 emails) about an extension for voting for the Board of Directors giving anyone registered with PASS before June of 2014. I think this is fair and gives those that have been active, but did not update their profile a chance to… Read more
In case you do not receive the PASS connector, here are some announcements for this year’s summit on Nov 3rd – 7th.
Day 2 Keynote - Dr. Rimma Nehme from Jim Gray’s System Lab
Apparently, Dr. Mehme is a Polybase and query optimization expert from Microsoft and she will be… Read more
As always, there are many free ways to learn more about SQL Server and the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) free membership to Virtual Chapters is one of those ways.
Here is what I would suggest watching:
Next Meeting: Tue, Aug 12 2014
Bridging the Communication Gap Between…
PASS Data Arch VC presents SQL Server MVP Grant Fritchey - How to Build a Database Deployment Pipeline
Please come join the Data Architecture VC this Wednesday to get info from MVP Grant about Database Deployment something all DBAs should be doing to work with developers.
Grant Fritchey – Microsoft MVP
July 23, 2014 Noon CST
How to Build a Database Deployment Pipeline.
The pace of business accelerates…