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Grant Fritchey (8/31/2013)
Cool. That relieves a lot of pressure. I haven't taken a single Microsoft certification. Now, since the only one I respect is gone, I don't have to.

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GilaMonster (8/31/2013)
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Microsoft will no longer offer Masters and Architect level training rotations and will be retiring the Masters level certification exams as of October 1, 2013.


Sent late on a Friday night, right before a USA long weekend.

At least I no longer have to worry about budgeting for the upgrade exam.


Well, there is that positive spin to take from it. I had forgotten about that cost

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Grant Fritchey (8/31/2013)

Cool. That relieves a lot of pressure. I haven't taken a single Microsoft certification. Now, since the only one I respect is gone, I don't have to.


Can I quote that on a blog post?

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Grant Fritchey (8/31/2013)

Cool. That relieves a lot of pressure. I haven't taken a single Microsoft certification. Now, since the only one I respect is gone, I don't have to.


Can I quote that on a blog post?


I said much the same here: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1490072-1292-1.aspx#bm1490366

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Grant Fritchey (8/31/2013)

Cool. That relieves a lot of pressure. I haven't taken a single Microsoft certification. Now, since the only one I respect is gone, I don't have to.


Can I quote that on a blog post?


Yeah, don't see why not. I said something similar on Twitter.

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Jeff Moden (8/31/2013)

Grant, you're just as amazing. No "real" formal training but a great speaker on multiple subjects and you've written two of the best books on Execution Plans that there will ever be.


Do I owe you money or something? Ha!

Blushing over here. Thank you.

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Grant Fritchey (8/31/2013)

Cool. That relieves a lot of pressure. I haven't taken a single Microsoft certification. Now, since the only one I respect is gone, I don't have to.


Can I quote that on a blog post?


I said much the same here: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1490072-1292-1.aspx#bm1490366


Very nice.

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GilaMonster (8/31/2013)
Just ....

Microsoft will no longer offer Masters and Architect level training rotations and will be retiring the Masters level certification exams as of October 1, 2013.


Sent late on a Friday night, right before a USA long weekend.

At least I no longer have to worry about budgeting for the upgrade exam.


That's just sad.


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Brandie Tarvin (8/30/2013)
YAY! I have a new computer at work.

Which means I have just spent all morning recovering all my SSMS options, importing my email files, etc. etc. And now I have to figure out how to force BIDS to open up T-SQL into SSMS.

I did it once. I just can't remember where the setting is hiding.


Ah, the pain and pleasure of getting a new PC. Just returned from vacation and there's a new one sitting on my desk.

Pain: Already noted.

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