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Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience. Tim is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions and is a Linchpin People teammate. Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts. He is a board member at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area. Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2. You can visit his website and blog at or follow him on Twitter at

Archives: November 2008

Microsoft Certified Master program – Is This The Answer to Certification Woes?

In the past few years, many people - myself included - have expressed a desire to see the quality of the Microsoft certification program improved.  Even though there have been some positive changes in the MCP program during the past few years, it still lacks the repute (and frankly, market… Read more

8 comments, 702 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 29 November 2008

Does regulation make data any safer?

Working with healthcare organizations, I am constantly aware of the restrictions my staff and I must abide by according to HIPAA constraints.  It’s not really rocket science; as far as data security goes, HIPAA mandates what logically should already be in place.  Any organization that takes data security seriously will already have… Read more

4 comments, 702 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 27 November 2008

Raising the Bar

Turning up the heat.  Take it up a notch.  Stepping up to the plate.  Less talk, more action.

However you choose to describe it, I’m upping the ante on my participation in the SQL Server community.  As I wrote in my previous post, I had allowed myself to get so… Read more

4 comments, 725 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 24 November 2008

Immersed in work, and missing out on everything else

After 2 years working on a data conversion and software implementation project, I’ve finally started to get caught up on a few things.  The past 5-6 months have been particularly intense, and during our go-live weekend I spent something like 50 hours straight at my office.  Now that it’s behind… Read more

0 comments, 830 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 24 November 2008

Vista, Day 5

I broke down and bought my first Vista machine last Sunday, an HP Pavilion from a local box store.  From the outset I was underwhelmed by the performance of this system (a 64 bit system with 4gb of RAM), which should have been screaming but wasn't quite.  My 3 year… Read more

4 comments, 236 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 21 November 2008