November 2009

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SQL Saturday Dallas – Registration and Call for Speakers is Open!

I’m happy to announce that SQL Saturday Dallas is officially scheduled, and the registration and call for speakers is open.  This event will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the Region 10 Education Service Center in Richardson. We’ll be accepting session abstracts until the middle of February, and…


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Ft. Worth SQL Server User Group Meeting Recap

I’d like to say thanks to Andy and Judith over at the Ft. Worth SQL Server User Group for having me as a guest last Wednesday.  I got to meet a few new people, and meet up with several others whom I hadn’t seen in a while.  I look forward…


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Speaking at Ft. Worth SQL Server UG on Wednesday

If you’re in the Ft. Worth area next Wednesday, November 18, please join me at the Ft. Worth SQL Server User Group meeting at 6:30, where I have the honor of presenting my session entitled Intermediate SSIS.  This will be my first trip to the Ft. Worth group (my home…


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SQL PASS Summit 2009 – Parting Thoughts

So now that we’re 7 days removed from the end of the SQL PASS summit, I’ve finally managed to arrange my thoughts and put together some notes about an incredible week in Seattle.  This was only my 2nd summit, and the two experiences were vastly different (for my review of…


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SQL PASS Summit 2009 – Day 3

The day started off with the Quest Software breakfast presentation, to which I arrived late to find a standing-room-only crowd.  I left early to find a spot to sit – after yesterday’s interesting but much too long opening ceremony, I elected to catch up on blogging and attend the keynote…


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SQL PASS Summit 2009 – Day 2

Day two of the summit found me in the keynote, an interesting but much too long (2 hours) for comfort.  Among the most notable information was the confirmation that SQL Server 2008 R2 will definitely be released during the first half of next year, along with a couple of new…


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SQL PASS Summit 2009 – Day 1

Day one for me began with a leisurely breakfast at Top Pot donuts with Jack Corbett, Andy Warren, and Don Gabor.  We were joined briefly by Robert Cain,  and Greg Larsen.  We talked PASS, career development, networking, and various other interesting (perhaps even a few uninteresting) topics.  Don’s perspective as…


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SQL PASS Summit 2009 – Day Zero

For me, today was the start of a six-day SQL Server adventure at the PASS Summit in Seattle.  The day started off not so well, with my 2 year old finding – and losing – the digi cam’s memory card, which is apparently obsolete and can’t be replace.  Off to…