I wrote Early Adopters for SQLServerCentral after seeing a comment elsewhere that basically lumped all MVP’s into one category as ‘early adopters’. There’s some truth to that, but not all MVP’s are early adopters and not all early adopters are MVP’s. What interested me more was the attitude, that trying something early is foolish or […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Early Adopters"
Three big things I look for in documentation: Who to call when it goes wrong Where to find it the code, especially if its in source control – can be hard to find when someone is in a hurry Standard steps for troubleshooting.Read more "Job & Process Documentation Tips"
If you currently serve or have served in our military, thank you for your service. Please never doubt that your efforts made a difference.Read more "Veterans Day – Thank You for Your Service"
Today I had on my list to finish watching the presentation Gail Shaw did at Summit 2014, one of the free recordings on PASS TV. I don’t remember it from before, but I was prompted to fill out a short demographic form. Ok, I get it. Then I get to the job function drop down […]Read more "Did PASS Forget the DBA?"
Here’s an excerpt from an email from PASS I received on November 4 and also available at this link (bolding added by me): The PASS BA Conference answers the call to meet the unique needs of business and data analysts, who are asked to do more with data every day. They are non-technical data professionals who work […]Read more "More Thoughts on the PASS BAC"
I was renewed for another year as a SQL Server – now Data Platform – MVP, always pleasant news. My plan for the new MVP year is pretty much the same as last year, I’ll try to out and about serving the Florida community, doing some mentoring, and contributing to PASS as I can. Below […]Read more "Renewed as MVP"
I’m late posting this, I wrote six questions after doing a refresh of what I knew (or should have known) about filetables: Backing Up to a Filetable Filetable and Non Transacted Access Filetable File Lengths Filetable Insert Triggers Filetable Trivia Nulls in the FiletableRead more "New FileTable Questions Posted on SQLServerCentral"
I’m still catching up after my 13th PASS Summit and as usual the longer I wait the shorter the notes will be, so I’m going to try to capture the biggest thoughts of my week: Storyville Coffee was very good. A little hard to find, but worth the trip I’m hoping video of the first […]Read more "Notes on the 2015 PASS Summit"