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Blink – Year is gone


KnockAs the door begins to knock I start to wonder who it can be. As I begin to open it the person on the other side asks if he can talk to Perfection. No, I replied, perfection isn’t here and will never be here.

That same concept is what this blog I started 4 years ago is all about. No, you will not find perfection. What you will find is a data professional who loves working with SQL server and views his everyday job as not really a job at all. I’ve learned over the years that I’m probably in that rare club who enjoys his job and what all he has to work with.

I work with a fantastic SQL Community and have met several interesting folks along the way. I enjoy talking and working alongside the vendors where I can, and offer feedback when asked. The many questions and collaborations that have been had this year from user groups, talks, sessions, presentations, conferences have been phenomenal and I am humbled by the response given to the SQL Professor.

While you won’t find perfection you will find a guy who will share with you some of the knocks, bumps and bruises; along with solutions to what he has faced along his SQL journey in hopes that it will benefit you and others.

You will find a data professional who will be continual learning so that he can share the solution with someone in need

…..and you will find a data professional who will help anywhere he can in hopes of growing the thing he has enjoyed so much being a part of ~ The SQL Community.

As we move into 2015 I am thankful for the people who have taught me that quality of my content is important and I will take that into 2015 and do my best to enhance The SQL Professor to new boundaries. This year has been a roller coaster of a ride, one that I am both humbled and thankful for. As the year draws nigh and me having some vacation days to take I decided to venture back over some of the past posts. These past few weeks, ever since getting back from PASS Summit, have been nothing short of hustling and bustling to and fro. I am thankful that the SQL Professor site has had a reach into many countries this year a nice increase from last year and the representation is noted below:

United States FlagUnited StatesUnited Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom

India FlagIndia            Australia FlagAustralia

Canada FlagCanada        Netherlands FlagNetherlands

Germany FlagGermany      France FlagFrance

South Africa FlagSouth Africa Brazil FlagBrazil

Belgium FlagBelgium       Norway FlagNorway

Italy FlagItaly            Sweden FlagSweden

Nepal FlagNepal          Ireland FlagIreland

Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation Switzerland FlagSwitzerland

Poland FlagPoland        New Zealand FlagNew Zealand

Spain FlagSpain         Taiwan FlagTaiwan

Portugal FlagPortugal     Mexico FlagMexico

Denmark FlagDenmark    Serbia FlagSerbia

Singapore FlagSingapore  Colombia FlagColombia

Viet Nam FlagViet Nam   Philippines FlagPhilippines

Israel FlagIsrael         Turkey FlagTurkey

Chile FlagChile         Hong Kong FlagHong Kong

Argentina FlagArgentina  Finland FlagFinland

Puerto Rico FlagPuerto RicoCzech Republic FlagCzech Republic

Costa Rica FlagCosta Rica Malaysia FlagMalaysia

Austria FlagAustria       Japan FlagJapan

Ukraine FlagUkraine      Egypt FlagEgypt

United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab EmiratesCroatia FlagCroatia

Pakistan FlagPakistan    Slovenia FlagSlovenia

Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea     Romania FlagRomania

Indonesia FlagIndonesia   Thailand FlagThailand

Algeria FlagAlgeria      Peru FlagPeru

Dominican Republic FlagDominican Republic Bulgaria FlagBulgaria

Greece FlagGreece     Bermuda FlagBermuda

Montenegro FlagMontenegroChina FlagChina

Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of FlagMacedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic

Slovakia FlagSlovakia       Guatemala FlagGuatemala

Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi ArabiaNicaragua FlagNicaragua

Venezuela FlagVenezuela   Armenia FlagArmenia

Lithuania FlagLithuania     Morocco FlagMorocco

Paraguay FlagParaguay    Belarus FlagBelarus

Luxembourg FlagLuxembourgAzerbaijan FlagAzerbaijan

Latvia FlagLatvia         Hungary FlagHungary

Tunisia FlagTunisia       Côte d'Ivoire FlagCôte d’Ivoire

Bangladesh FlagBangladesh Ecuador FlagEcuador

Oman FlagOman         Kazakhstan FlagKazakhstan

Iraq FlagIraq            Uruguay FlagUruguay

Iceland FlagIceland       Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka

Bolivia FlagBolivia        Nigeria FlagNigeria

Albania FlagAlbania      Macao FlagMacao

Jordan FlagJordan       Estonia FlagEstonia

Libya FlagLibya         Uganda FlagUganda

Papua New Guinea FlagPapua New Guinea

Cyprus FlagCyprus       Kenya FlagKenya

Djibouti FlagDjibouti      Cayman Islands FlagCayman Islands

El Salvador FlagEl SalvadorCambodia FlagCambodia

Georgia FlagGeorgia


Solid increases have been gained since inception and I believe that is because of the content and the focus that has been put forth on it this past year. Thank you for a great year and I look forward to the journey of continual learning and sharing moving forward.

Enjoy the holidays and short work week; look forward to seeing you all again in 2015.


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