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Ryan Adams for SQL PASS Board

It’s election season! No, I’m not talking about The Donald, The Clinton, The Neurosurgeon, The Veep, or any of those folks. It’s time for the annual SQL PASS board elections. If you’re not familiar with the SQL PASS organization, I encourage you to check out what all they have to offer. This is an international organization that seeks to educate…


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Goodbye, 2013

For me, 2013 was one of the most interesting and busy years of my life.  It was a good year for me, especially on the career front, and it’s certainly been the busiest year in several years.  Among the highlights of 2013: Going independent The most significant event for me this year was when I fulfilled a long-time dream of…


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Want to see me break SSIS this Thursday?

OK, I’m not really going to break it.  I’m just going to beat it up a little bit. This Thursday evening, I’ll be working my home turf at the North Texas SQL Server User Group monthly meeting, presenting “When ETL Goes Bad: Handling Errors and Anomalies in SSIS” at 6:15 at the Microsoft campus.  In this hour-long presentation, I’ll go…


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SQL Saturday Dallas–BI Edition (again!)

I’m happy to announce that the North Texas SQL Server User Group will be hosting our fourth SQL Saturday event this fall.  SQL Saturday #163 will be a BI-focused event similar to the one we hosted in the Fall of 2010.  We invite you to join us at the Microsoft campus on Saturday, October 13th for a full day of…


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Dallas-area NTSSUG Happenings

First, apologies to those of you outside the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area… I’ve backed off from using my blog as a mouthpiece for local announcements, but we’ve got a couple of things going on that need some additional publicity. Mailing List Changes Those who are engaged with our e-mail distribution list know that we’ve had some issues with our listserv…