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MVP Award for 2014

Earlier this morning I received a notification from the Microsoft MVP program that I’ve been recognized as a SQL Server MVP for 2014.  Even though this is my fifth consecutive award, it’s still a rush to get that email each year. It’s awesome to be a part of such a tight-knit community.  I’m honored that I get to be a…


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We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend

This weekend, I had the unique opportunity to donate some time to a worthwhile charity organization. Through the efforts of the Dallas-area .NET user group community (and specifically, Toi Wright), Microsoft, BravoTech and a number of other vendors, the first annual We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge was born in a flurry of activity over the last three days. This event…


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From Open Source to Microsoft

After almost a year of investigation, market analysis, and contemplation, I have decided to shift from Perl/PHP/MySQL to a Microsoft ASP.NET/ADO.NET architecture, focusing on C# development. This change will affect my current college enrollment, career goals, and all of my websites I currently own and/or manage. Why, after investing so much time in learning the LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/Perl/PHP) platform, would I…