Due to a minor health issue I’ve decided to – for once – be conservative and cancel the trip this year. I’ve attended every year since 2002 and it feels strange to not go. I’m sure you’ll understand it’s the people I’ll miss far more than the presentations. My friend Kevin Kline will be filling […]
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SQLSaturday Tampa is the first SQLSaturday in Florida for 2015, scheduled for February 28th, 2015. The event is held at the USF College of Business Bldg, 12212 USF Maple Drive, Tampa, FL 33620. Easy to find, free parking, lots of hotel options near by. The weather at the end of February is typically pretty good […]
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One of my original goals was to be more reporter than editorial writer, but I’ve found that the editorial part is important too, though much harder to do. I’ve spent quite a few hours this week trying to write editorial comments to preface the summaries I’m doing of the minutes of the PASS Board of […]
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Both groups met at a special joint meeting last night at Nova University, part of Operation Souza. Before I go into my usual notes, I want to say thank you to Mark Souza for traveling from Redmond for the meeting. He flew overnight to get here and had a 6 am flight the next morning, […]
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Ran into a minor issue while installing SCOM. The wizard wants to create two databases. The first requires a minimum size of 1000mb and a log of 50% of that – call it 1.5g, and the same for the second one. We made it through the first database config step, but on the second one […]
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The election results were just posted. Congratulations to James Rowland-Jones, Wendy Pastrick, and Grant Fritchey for earning seats on the PASS Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term. This will be the second term for both James & Wendy, so both will be building on two years hard won experience and I hope will do […]
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Last week I spent some time after my presentation to Space Coast SQL talking to Kathleen Branch, the chapter leader, about what works and doesn’t work, and whether she was succeeding or not. We don’t seem to talk about that much publicly. When I was on the PASS Board we measured success in the number […]
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This Wednesday we’re having a special joint meeting of oPASS and MagicPASS featuring Microsoft GM Mark Souza. For the past couple months we’ve referred to it internally as “Operation Souza” as we discussed how to best support his visit and do the most for our local SQL community. We contacted Mark originally to see if […]
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Not a bad drive over from Orlando. Only a little traffic, about 80 minutes. I was early enough to have time to review my presentation and then work on the final marketing notes for SQLSaturday Orlando (good to have a few tasks queued when time appears) I stopped at Starbucks (a nice one that felt […]
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Introduction After finishing up six months of managing the marketing for SQLSaturday Orlando I’ve been going back through all my blog posts to outline stuff we (or any other event) can use next year. It’s not a complete project plan, but I hope it gives you some ideas and a structure to start from. I […]
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