Those who read this blog know that I’ve always been into the PASS Community, particularly about attending the PASS Summit. This is my third and I hope never to miss one.
I’ve written articles about why it’s worth paying your own way, how going is like finding a golden ticket and even like going on [...]
The North Texas SQL Server User Group recently announced our next SQL Saturday. SQL Saturday 163 will be another business intelligence centric event, with a limited number of attendees. The last time we had an event like this, it sold out in less than 12 hours, so I’d urge everyone to sign up right away.
The best way to answer that question is with other questions. Answer them honestly. Let me preface the questions by saying that I fully expect the majority of people who take the time to read this will answer yes to most of them.
Are you intelligent in general? You don’t have to be a Rocket [...]
Recently I’ve received several emails with the same basic theme. I was sought out because I am a Business Intelligence Consultant and they want to know whether the career would be good for them. Well, it’s hard to read a short synopsis of someone’s experience and recommend a life altering directional change. So, I decided [...]
“Why would you do that for free?” she asked. I was kind of surprised and paused for a minute because it had been some time since I had thought about it.
To set the stage, I was visiting a relatively new client and since they have casual Fridays, I wore my speaker shirt from SQL [...]
Like many other technical bloggers, I receive requests for help on a regular basis. Since I’m constantly learning and evolving I approach others for help as well. A couple of years ago, I received an email from a new reader which began with:
Always two there are, no more, no less: a master and an [...]
I haven’t been participating in many of these blog memes because I have been so busy lately. A lot of my time was occupied with job hunting and since I just finished a series of interviews with different companies, this meme is perfectly timed. My good friend Jen McCown (Blog/Twitter), the fairer half of the [...]
Last week PASS announced that Dallas and the North Texas SQL Server User Group have been awarded SQLRally 2012. This is great news for all of the nearby PASS User Groups and DBA’s.
We’ve put on three successful SQL Saturday events in 18 months, and I’m proud to have been on the planning [...]
SQL Saturday Dallas, which was our third, went off without a hitch. While there were a few items we’ve identified as needing work, overall the event was swimmingly successful.
Kevin Kline – Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning Microsoft SQLServer with Dynamic Management Views (DMVs)
The festivities started on Friday with our three Pre-Con events. Kevin [...]
Anyone who reads this blog should know that I’m a fan of Todd McDermid and his free Kimball Slowly Changing Dimension Transform. For those of you who’ve not been following his blog, he was contacted by the Kimball Group and informed that he needed to stop using Kimball’s name for his free transform, the Kimball [...]