In our original plan for PASS SQLRally we had set this week as the week to start voting for sessions. Unfortunately we are having to push back the voting for 1 week. The original schedule was:
- Professional Development: Jan 4-9
- Database & Application Development: Jan 10-16
- Enterprise Database…
I was “inspired” to write this post after I read some comments on my last post, Reviewing My 2010 Goals, and I read Brent Ozar’s post, Goals? Where we’re going, we don’t need goals., especially the first 2 sentences of his summary:
Looking up at this list,…
You can go over my goals here. I’ve really hesitated to do this post because, in my opinion, I did so poorly. Here’s what I did:
- Write 1 article per quarter for SQLServerCentral. – Fail. I don’t think I wrote one article this year. Sorry, Steve.
Well, we have 3 days left in the PASS SQLRally Call for speakers and we are doing well. We have over 70 completed submissions, there may be more in a “saved” state, with a great mix of topics across the three main tracks of Development, DBA, and Business Intelligence. … Read more
There is only one week left to submit your abstract for the PASS SQLRally. This is a great opportunity for you to take your career to the next level! You've likely spoken at user groups, SQLSaturday's, and Code Camps to groups of 20 to 50, but now you get…
Ever feel worn out and/or burned out? Don’t worry you aren’t alone. As a matter of fact most people have this happen to them and I have it happening right now. I even started a this thread on SQLServerCentral to get some advice about it. This is why my blogging… Read more
Since it is the week of Thanksgiving in the United States, Jason Strate (@strateSql) has requested that bloggers post what they are thankful for, along the lines of Adam Machanic’s (@AdamMachanic) T-SQL Tuesday and now Jen McCown’s (@midnightDBA) UnSQL Friday. So this is my entry.
I have many… Read more
Call for Speakers
With the close of the PASS Summit today, the call for speakers for PASS SQLRally has opened! so those of you who submitted to the Summit and didn’t quite make it, break out your abstracts and send them in!! We will be taking submissions through December 15th. … Read more
As most of you know, I am not attending the PASS Summit this year. I had all my plans made, airline tickets, hotel, and a schedule laid out for the week. Then during lunch on Friday my son’s school called to let us know that he had injured his arm… Read more
Several bloggers have posted what their plans are for the PASS Summit and I’m following suit for 2 reasons:
- So people who may want to meet me, hopefully there are some, will know where I’ll be.
- To hopefully give the members of my O.C. group an idea on where to…
If you read this blog you probably already know about the PASS SQLRally and that we are doing things a little bit differently for this event. The first thing that we have done is let YOU decide what we offer for the 4 pre-conference (pre-con) seminars. We had a… Read more
SQLSaturday #49 – Orlando was this past weekend (October 16th, 2010). As one of the event organizers the entire week was a busy week. The week started with sending out final instructions to Sponsors (I was the event lead in charge of sponsors) and finishing up the event guides. New… Read more
MVP Scott Stauffer does a fantastic job of explaining what Kerberos delegation is, the issues it solves, and provides an… Read more
A few months ago as I came across tab groups in SSMS and once I found them I was very happy to have found this feature, so I thought I’d pass it along.
The way I access a tab group is to right-click on the tab header (for lack of… Read more
Well, the event is closing in fast, less than 2 weeks away! We have over 300 registered, a great schedule, and great sponsors. SWAG is coming in from all directions as well. I have to admit I was a bit worried about giveaways, but books, magazines, and posters… Read more
I had the good fortune of being able to travel to Denver for SQLSaturday #52 the weekend of September 25, 2010. I was able to go because my wife, Alice, had connected with Steve Jones’ wife, Tia, because of their mutual interest in horses. So Alice was able to… Read more
This morning we made some changes to the database. We realized that as part of a re-factor we needed to move 2 columns from table A to table B. We made the changes and immediately a lot of unit tests began failing. As we worked on it we found out… Read more
Since there has been a bit of a furor over the PASS election process the past 2 years I thought I’d post some ideas about the process, even if many people are tired of it.
The process this year was essentially 4 steps:
- Written applications reviewed & rated by the…
We are less than an month from SQLSaturday #49 – Orlando at Seminole State College – Sanford/Lake Mary campus on October 16th. Our preparations are going well, we have a good sponsor base, a great schedule, and several volunteers. We can always use more sponsors (plan|sign… Read more