How often is cost the deciding factor in the case of Windows vs Linux? And what if cost wasn’t a factor (noting that Linux isn’t “free” if you’re paying a support agreement)? If you look at cloud offerings Linux has an advantage in pricing because its, if not free, considerably cheaper. I wonder how many […]Read more "Would You Still Love Linux If Windows Was Free?"
SQLServerCentral recently published Something I learned while unemployed. Written by Rod Falanga, it has lessons worth learning about making time to stay current and the difference between knowing concepts and implementing them.Read more "Worth Reading – Something I learned while unemployed by Rod Falanga"
This was a good meeting. About 50 attendees showed up at Nova (we use their space for joint meetings) to see Grant and Denny speak. Grant did an hour, then we had a 30 minute demo/pitch from ScaleArc, then an hour by Denny. That feels like a better investment of time as an attendee and […]Read more "Notes from the January 2017 oPASS/MagicPASS Meeting"
Grant Fritchey will be presenting Faster Provisioning with SQL Clone and Denny Cherry is presenting Optimizing SQL Server Performance in a Virtual Environment. The event is being held at Nova Southeastern in Orlando. Register (Free) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sql-sons-of-beaches-tour-tickets-30043366518. Hope to see you there!Read more "Joint OPASS/MagicPASS Meeting Tomorrow Night (January 18, 2017)"
For many years the PASS Summit program committee has enforced a bright line rule – no sponsor content in the educational tracks. I always thought it was a good rule because it was easy to enforce and it made sure that sessions were educational (that is, not a veiled or not-so-veiled sales pitch). If you […]Read more "Should We Allow Paid Sponsor Presentations at PASS Summit?"
It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 10 years since we started the planning for the first event in Orlando. The success of the idea seems obvious now – surely the time was right for something to happen in our space. Back then though it was far from obvious. We didn’t have doubts about […]Read more "Reflecting on Ten Years of SQLSaturday"
Concurrent with SQLSaturday Orlando we ran our third student seminar. This is our way of giving back to the college that so kindly gives us free space for the event and of encouraging students to see IT as a great career choice. Attendance was down last year, not good. This year we had a good […]Read more "Notes from our 3rd Student to IT Pro Seminar"