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Chris Yates is a Database Administration Manager with over thirteen years of experience in the SQL industry. His experience includes design and implementation of both OLTP and OLAP solutions as well as assessment and implementation of SQL Server environments for best practices, performance, and high availability solutions accompanied by a strong development background. He enjoys helping others in the SQL Server community and does this by contributing on several SQL forums, creating “The SQL Professor”, and speaking at several SQL functions. His passion and focus is not only with technology but also helping others along their way and career path.

Archives: November 2014

PASS Summit 2014 ~ My GameTime Experience

“How did you like your convention?”

“How was your trip?”

“What did you learn?”

“Where did you go for a week?”

“Who did you meet?”

“Talk with the vendors?”

“What is PASS Summit?”

Those are the types of questions I received after arriving back from attending PASS Summit 2014.… Read more

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Posted in The SQL Professor on 25 November 2014

What Are You Thankful For

Bob Pusateri (B | T) wrote a blog post yesterday for anyone who was interested on sharing what they were thankful for to write a blog post and link back to his. With Thanksgiving on the way the picture is painted perfectly; I can hear now as family… Read more

1 comments, 516 reads

Posted in The SQL Professor on 18 November 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #60 Roundup – Step Right Up

We had a great turnout for this months T-SQL Tuesday Block Party. Coming into this month and knowing that I was hosting, I felt a strong sense of picking a topic that would help others. A topic where sound professionals such as the ones below shared some of their thoughts… Read more

2 comments, 605 reads

Posted in The SQL Professor on 16 November 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #60 Something New Learned

So, here it is. I put the challenge out to discuss something new learned last week. I was fortunate enough to attend the PASS Summit last week in Seattle. While this post will not be my summarization of that trip (that will be another post) I did have several take-a-ways.… Read more

2 comments, 593 reads

Posted in The SQL Professor on 11 November 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #60 – Something New Learned

Lights go on, it’s another game day, grabbed my bat and headed for the plate only this time we are going to do this SQL style and the game is T-SQL Tuesday. That’s right, head coach Adam Machanic has decided to put me in the game and graciously allowed me… Read more

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Posted in The SQL Professor on 5 November 2014