Strangely enough its been a long time since I installed SQL in production. It’s almost always done by someone on the server team and that’s fine with me, clicking the wizard (or running the install script) isn’t the interesting part. Today though, I needed to add a named instance (also rare) and didn’t have the […]Read more "Retrieving the SQL Server License Key"
Today PASS released a bunch of stuff for the upcoming election including the attributes of an “ideal candidate”. We put in quite a bit of time on that description, in part because people often ask “am I ready” and in part because it is the next step in doing a better job of qualifying candidates […]Read more "PASS Nominating Committee Update"
Can you guess what all of these people have in common? Shawn Weisfeld Joe Healy Barry Ralston Trey Johnson Jon Winer Wes Dumey Donnie Reynolds Kevin Jacobs Joseph Memmo Brian Knight Michael Antonovich Declan Link Patrick Thompson Jeff Garbus Jim Blizzard Ken Tucker Jessica Moss Bayer White Joe Celko Judy Pipia Jean-Claud Armand Michael Wells […]Read more "Names From the Past"
We’ve advanced the closing date for the SQLSaturday Orlando call for speakers to July 17. That’s to give us time to set the schedule and have it announced around August 1, just a little more than 60 days before the event. We’ll get an email with that information out to the Orlando speaker list later today. […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2016 Call for Speakers Closes July 17, 2016"
I hope when you’ve read all of this post that you’ll think that I’ve added to the discussion and not fueled the fire. The various posts and discussions and the time writing this (multiple drafts) have definitely caused me to re-examine my own views. I’ve found that some were simplistic (might still be!) and others […]Read more "The PASS Speaker Agreement"
Just glanced through the MCP newsletter and see that the price of the exams (or at least the one I looked at) is increasing from $150 to $165. It’s hard not to question whether the exam is worth $165 (or even $150) – it just doesn’t have a lot of value in the market (which […]Read more "MS Exams Increasing In Price"