oPASS Meeting Tonight, July 13, 2010

Our regular monthly meeting is tonight featuring David Pless from Microsoft. Here are some notes about his presentation: This discussion will continue to cover how to troubleshoot performance issues on SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. In this discussion I cover performance impact analysis using DMVs, SET options in SQL Server, and Profiler and […]

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SQLSaturday #49 Pre-Con Announced

We’re pleased to announce that Louis Davidson will be our pre-con speaker this year at SQLSaturday #49 in Orlando. Louis will be presenting a one day seminar on database design, a worthy topic and one about which Louis is both knowledgeable and passionate, looking forward to attending it myself! The competition was definitely fierce, all […]

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PASS Update #36

We had our monthly Board of Directors call on July 8th and as is fairly common, the call went smooth. Unusually though, I had two items on the agenda, the budget for the ‘spring event’ and the SQL Server Standard. The budget went through a number of revisions, starting with a super minimalist version in […]

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PASS Summit 2010 Sessions Accepted

Excited to get the email yesterday that two of my sessions were accepted, Introduction to SQL Server Statistics and Building a Comprehensive Professional Development Plan. I’ve done both presentations before, but definitely still some practice to do prior to November. Looking forward to seeing the full and final schedule. Also saw my friend Don Gabor […]

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Why Would They Coach Me?

During a recent call I was talking with someone about achieving a career goal (coaching in itself, though unplanned) and I suggested that someone we both knew would be an excellent coach towards achieving that goal. Finding a coach that has the expertise is usually hard, in this case I could easily name someone. Which […]

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Life Lesson: Pay Your Dues

This is one of the lessons you don’t want to hear when you’re 18, or the newest member of a team stuck with all the miserable tasks, but it is, for me, one of the more simple truths in life. I’ve watched a lot of people spend time trying to avoid paying their dues, and […]

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