Two Profiler Tips

I’ve had occasion to watch a lot of people try Profiler, and to hear a lot more about their previous attempts to use it, and they are almost always incredibly frustrated. Why? Simply, the volume of activity combined with the hyper speed scroll just seems overwhelming. People expect tools to make sense in their default […]

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A Banner Day for SQLRally

Help us promote our upcoming PASS events by including any or all of these on your blog or in your email signature. Please link them as follows: 24HOP – SQLRally – PASS Summit 2011 – I’m not sure why we don’t have one for SQLSaturday – sending that email to HQ right […]

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PASS Update #49–SQLRally

I get a lot of questions about how SQLRally is going, which tells me that there is a lot of interest and that we’re not communicating enough. The hard part is that in some ways there is a lot going on, and in some ways not all that much! We started SQLRally last July and […]

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Notes from SQLSaturday #62

The weekend started with a later afternoon drive to Tampa, returning a couple calls and then chatting with Steve Jones for a while about many things community related. I found a parking place in Ybor City to wait for my family to arrive and knew it was really a SQLSaturday weekend when Mikey Nelson walked […]

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Quietly Professional

The conventional wisdom tends to hold that you should trumpet your accomplishments to your boss, though in a way that seems both graceful and humble, a hard combination to achieve at best. There’s a lot of merit to the approach, because many managers don’t know what you do on a daily basis. At a high […]

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Changes to the PASS Board

The official announcement was posted yesterday that Jeremiah Peschka and Brian Moran have decided to resign from the Board and upon having two vacancies, the Board voted to appoint Geoff Hiten and Mark Ginnebaugh. Geoff and Mark were both candidates for the Board during the 2010 election. As I understand the process the Board is […]

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