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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: February 2009

Finding a Work-Life Balance

Like most everyone who works hard in our industry, I’ve run into more than a few conflicts trying to balance work and life.  Personally, the further I progress in my career, the blurrier the lines become between work time, family/me time, and just plain lazy downtime.  It’s quite easy to… Read more

13 comments, 665 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 25 February 2009

Your Local User Group

When I talk to other SQL Server professionals, I’m often surprised at how many do not have any involvement in their local SQL Server user group.  As best I can tell, the problem is not limited to SQL Server types – many technical pros do not even know that there… Read more

3 comments, 421 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 17 February 2009

Things I Wish I Had Known

I was tagged by Grant Fritchey (aka Scary DBA) in the latest get-to-know-you question.  This one asks, “What do you wish you had known when you started?”  I could go on for hours about the things I wish I hadn’t had to learn the hard way, but here are the… Read more

17 comments, 895 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 11 February 2009

[Off Topic] Get Fit in February Developer Challenge

I’m on Day Two of the Get Fit in February Developer Challenge.  This month-long competition boasts around 200 participants who are vying for some nice prizes to the fittest of the fit.  Judged in 3 categories – total weight lost, percentage of weight lost, and most active participation – the… Read more

3 comments, 238 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 2 February 2009

Getting into the biz, Part 1

I’ve seen a good deal of coverage recently that is geared toward those who have recently begun a career as a database professional.  Brad McGehee posted this week about some potential topics for a book for new SQL Server developers, and Craig Outcalt is publishing a series of articles on… Read more

0 comments, 421 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 1 February 2009