Bad Meetings or Meeting Badly is the editorial of the day today. Looking at it today, I wish I had done a better job on the title, because my intent (and execution) is to get attendees to see the other side of the coin on meeting requests. Take a look if you have a couple […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Bad Meetings or Meeting Badly"
Reading, Writing, and Riskmetic is another Question of the Day, this one about how to allow developers to understand performance while giving not giving them more access than needed. Great conversation that followed it, in particular read the comment here by Gail Shaw.Read more "Reading, Writing, and Riskmetic-Question of the Day"
Poecilonym Madness! is my latest question that tests your knowledge of creating/dropping tables, views, and synonyms. Here’s the fun part – there are six correct answers to this one, that should be enough to challenge you on a Friday!Read more "Poecilonym Madness-Question of the Day"
Next week will begin our weekly planning call, so ahead of that (and perhaps a bit later than I should have) I sent out my draft calendar and marketing plan. It was hard to let go, I really yearn for the detail of a full project plan, but that’s just too much to tackle this […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 20"
Below is the chart Kendal Van Dyke maintains for us in Orlando showing year over year registration counts. Don’t I wish this was baked in to the admin tools! You can see the trend has been remarkably consistent over the years (and we see the same with PASS Summit registrations, except there you see spikes […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 19"
I’m on vacation this week, but enjoying some quiet time during the day to think a little, going back through my first 17 posts and wishing I had them printed – sometimes marking up a document is good for thinking! First, a recap of key items on the task list so far: Review previous year […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 18"
I try to find good stories for editorials at SQLServerCentral and the one this week about Kitchen Duty seems to have resonated more than most. Take a look when you have a minute.Read more "SSC Editorial: Kitchen Duty"