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Archives: October 2009

What Should PASS Strive To Be?

Steve Jones had a good editorial earlier this week entitled, What Do We Want from PASS?.  It didn’t generate as much discussion as I would have thought, but the discussion is worth reading.  A couple of the posts mention how PASS does not seem to do anything to… Read more

2 comments, 357 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 29 October 2009

Where Will We PASS Each Other?

In my a post on Monday, I talked about who I want to meet while at the PASS Summit.  Today I’m going to post where I plan to be while at the Summit.

Sunday

I’m scheduled to fly into Seattle at 6pm, which means I hope to be at… Read more

5 comments, 258 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 27 October 2009

Book Review: Murach’s JavaScript and DOM Scripting by Ray Harris

In early September I received a complimentary copy of Murach’s JavaScript and DOM Scripting by Ray Harris (Amazon) to review.  I got the book because my friend, Andy Warren, passed my name along to the publisher when they asked him to review the book.  He knew I was… Read more

1 comments, 173 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 26 October 2009

People I Can’t PASS on Meeting

One week from today I will be in Seattle for my first ever PASS Summit.  One of the things I have heard is what a great event this is for networking with other SQL Server people.  I think I’ve been able to experience this in a small way at… Read more

3 comments, 178 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 26 October 2009

SQLSaturday #21 – Orlando What We Can Do Better

Well, the event is over and the Event Evaluations have been tabulated.  I’ve already posted my week leading up to the event and my event recap that means it is time to do a self evaluation.  This is the fourth SQLSaturday I’ve been involved with, but the first one… Read more

0 comments, 109 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 22 October 2009

SQLSaturday #21 – Orlando Recap

In my previous post I discussed the week that led up to the SQLSaturday event.  In this post I’ll tell you my perspective on how the event went and let you in on a secret.

Starting the Day

Not being a morning person I allowed Andy Warren to take the… Read more

0 comments, 188 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 21 October 2009

A Week of SQL Server

As anyone who reads this blog knows, SQLSaturday #21 – Orlando was last Saturday (Oct. 17, 2009) and as a lead in to the event Andy Warren and SQLShare put together a week of one day seminars.  Here’s how I spent the week.

Monday

It was the one day there… Read more

0 comments, 109 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 20 October 2009

Here Comes SQLSaturday 21 – Orlando

Here it comes!  The big event on my schedule SQLSaturday #21 –Orlando.  We’ve got over 300 registered so it should be a great event.  I’ll be presenting Dive into the Default Trace and enjoying being a volunteer and the networking opportunities presented.  We’ve got a fantastic lineup of speakers… Read more

0 comments, 114 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 11 October 2009

Maintaining Security and Performance using Stored Procedures Part I – Using EXECUTE AS

Anyone who knows me, or has worked with me, knows that I am a proponent of using stored procedures for all database access.  I believe that using stored procedures makes your database more secure and makes it simpler to maintain a well performing system.  One area where stored procedures are… Read more

3 comments, 570 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 8 October 2009

Index on a Foreign Key?

About two weeks ago, I had a discussion on Twitter and via email with Jeremiah Peschka (@peschkaj) about placing indexes on Foreign Key columns.  I made the comment that I while indexing a foreign key is not required that I thought they made good candidates.  I also shared… Read more

0 comments, 230 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 6 October 2009

Speaking at SQLSaturday #21 – Orlando

Well, I guess this isn’t a surprise since I put together the schedule, but I’m still excited to be speaking at SQLSaturday #21 – Orlando on October 17th.  I’ll be presenting Dive into the Default Trace.  Once again I am honored to be on the schedule with the other… Read more

0 comments, 85 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 1 October 2009