Category Archives: Microsoft Training

Three Sessions at Spring 2012 Connections Conference

I will be a busy little beaver today, presenting three sessions at the Spring 2012 Connections Conference, the first one at 8AM! Hopefully enough people will be able to get up by then and join me. It should be a … Continue reading

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Promoted to MSDB Rockstar Blogger

I just found out this morning that I was promoted from TempDB to MSDB on Thomas LaRock’s (blog|Twitter) Rockstar blogger rankings. It is very nice to get some public recognition for your efforts, so I really appreciate this. It is … Continue reading

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Denver SQL Server User’s Group Meeting on January 20, 2011

My good friend, Kevin Cox, of Microsoft’s SQLCAT (SQL Customer Advisory Team) will be giving a presentation on what is new in SQL Server “Denali” at the Denver SQL Server User’s Group Meeting on Thursday, January 2011. The meeting place … Continue reading

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Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008 Knowledge Exam

I woke up bright and early Saturday to take the beta version of the Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008 Knowledge Exam at a Prometric Testing center in Greenwood Village, CO. Since 1995, I have passed about 25 different … Continue reading

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Why is SQLSaturday Such a Big Secret?

One of the small mysteries of the universe that I have been pondering lately is the fact that so many SQL Server professionals have never heard of SQLSaturday. When I was at SQLConnections in Las Vegas last week, I heard … Continue reading

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Official Blogger at 2010 PASS Summit

I will be one of the “official” bloggers during the 2010 PASS Summit, which means that I get to sit at the blogger’s table during the morning keynotes, where I will be expected to live tweet and live blog as … Continue reading

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Project Phoenix For Unemployed and Underemployed Developers

SQL Server MVP Arnie Rowland (blog/twitter) has put a lot of effort into conceiving, organizing, and publicizing Project Phoenix over the past several months. Just in case you have never heard of this effort, the gist of it is to … Continue reading

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