I recently took the Strengthsfinder evaluation and thought I’d save the results here.Read more "Strengthsfinder Results"
Two IT Pro Camps coming up, register soon! IT Pro Camp – Jacksonville FL – June 11 at Keiser University IT Pro Camp – Tampa FL – Rasmussen College – Sat, August 20thRead more "Upcoming Florida IT Pro Camps"
We’re lucky enough to have two PASS chapters here in Orlando, oPASS and MagicPASS. Both in Orlando, but about 40 miles apart, Orlando being the metro sprawl area that it is. Back when we nervously made the decision to launch MagicPASS we also talked through the implications for SQLSaturday and came up with a common […]Read more "How Two PASS Chapters Join Forces to Run One SQLSaturday In Orlando"
Lately I’ve been thinking about taking a break from doing presentations. Not sure what triggered it – maybe just a sense of wanting some more time for other things. I’ve been doing presentations on a regular basis since 2006. Before that it was once a year at PASS and maybe something at work. Along the […]Read more "A Speaking Sabbatical"
I drove to Clearwater (and back) yesterday to attend and present to the Pinellas SQL group. Misc notes from the trip: Started my trip at 2pm because Tampa traffic is very heavy after 4. Crossing the bridge (it’s a long bridge) there was an accident on the other side, traffic stopped. For once I was […]Read more "Notes From the April 19, 2016 Pinellas SQL Meeting"
Posting here mostly because I’ll need this link again sooner or later! We’re hosting our more or less annual joint meeting of OPASS & MagicPass this month and the facility we use requires an insurance certificate. We use Eventhelper.com. It was $105 for the one day certificate. Takes five minutes or less to fill out the online […]Read more "Insurance For Events"
I won’t say never, but it’s unlikely I’d move for a job – my roots are here in Orlando and I like it that way, but things change, and certainly there are other points of view on the risk/reward calculation. I was struck by the comment that this is a “first world problem” which is […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Would You Move for a Job?"
Register to attend this joint chapter meeting at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opassmagicpass-joint-april-meeting-w-ben-miller-tickets-24457339561. OPASS and MagicPASS are proud to present a special joint meeting with Ben Miller TSQL is a necessity when interacting with SQL Server so knowing can be half the battle. Performance is always good as the database starts to grow, but building in resilience when you begin […]Read more "Ben Miller Speaking to oPASS & MagicPASS on April 19, 2016"
Is Powershell intimidating? It’s an interesting question, though perhaps unfair – TSQL can be intimidating when you first start out too. I think we forget that sometimes, that learning something new can be scary, painful (and fun, and exhilarating). And of course today MS announced Bash is coming to Windows. Choices are good. Choices are […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Is Powershell Intimidating?"
It’s still a bit hard to believe that SQL Server will soon run on Linux. If you think back to the early days of SQL 7, 2000, even 2005, who would have bet any money on it ever happening? It was a topic worthy of an April 1 post back then. Now we’ll have a […]Read more "If SQL Server Runs on Linux What’s Left for April Fools Day and A Journey Journey"