New location, the Cork and Olive in Lake Mary. Fairly easy to find and easy to get to, plenty of parking Meeting space is high top tables, with room for a screen and there is a monitor already in the room too. Nice space Food was pizza. Blah. Bar doesn’t have iced tea either! The […]Read more "Notes from the January 29, 2015 oPASS Meeting"
My trip to SQLSaturday Austin starts Friday with an early afternoon flight direct from Orlando. I’m hoping I can arrive, get my rental car, and get on the road to the hotel before Friday afternoon traffic gets going (I say that with Orlando traffic in mind of course). I’m really looking forward to the trip. […]Read more "Live Near Austin? Join Me At SQLSaturday #362 on January 31, 2015"
New PASS Board member Grant Fritchey just did his first post about his activities. He’s just getting started and getting ready for his first meeting, a busy and exciting time. He’s asked for feedback, so I added a comment to his post. I’ve been holding off on a post about Chapters to let him get […]Read more "Got Ideas For Improving PASS Chapters? Grant Fritchey is Listening"
One of the things I worked on as part of SQLSaturday Orlando last year was increasing the engagement with the local .Net group (ONETUG). One of the offshoots of that is that they’ve invited the SQL groups to chair the SQL track this year for Code Camp. Kendal asked for feedback on what kind of […]Read more "SQL Track at Orlando Code Camp"
I was reminded of this when I got a nice email from the SQLSaturday Tampa team letting me know that I had been selected, though it would still be some time before they decided which of my sessions would go on the schedule. This is a great courtesy to a speaker. It allows me to […]Read more "SQLSaturday Events Leaders – Notify Speakers of Selection As Soon As You Can"
Proxies and web content filtering are common, maybe even required, but it can be annoying, and sometimes you need to test to see if the proxy is the problem. Usually you can change this via the Connections tab in IE, but I ran into a case where it was gone, doubtless turned off by some […]Read more "Disable the IE Proxy, At Least in IE9"
If you have a central management server set up, or a similar way to run a query against a list, the query below will identify those that are using NTLM instead of Kerberos (or just run on each instance individually). Not necessarily a big deal depending on what you’re doing, but sometimes being able to double […]Read more "Finding Instances That Aren’t Using Kerberos"
I was thinking about Sri today as I volunteered for a task at SQLSaturday Tampa on the new PASS volunteer sign up page. That was part of what he worked on during his two year term and while it may seem like an obvious feature and function, it was only this last year that it […]Read more "Thanks To Sri Sridharan For Serving on the PASS Board"
Maybe I knew this and had to relearn it, but was momentarily stumped when I needed to do some quick clean up and started to use the replace function. The syntax for it seemed strange: Turns out what I needed was Substitute. Here’s what the help page says: Substitutes new_text for old_text in […]Read more "Excel Substitute and Replace"
The tenth annual Orlando Code Camp will be held on March 28, 2015, at Seminole State College. The call for speakers is open through January 25th. I’m planning to attend and will submit a session, but will delay on that just a bit as we try to figure out how to build the best possible […]Read more "Call For Speakers for Orlando Code Camp 2015"