PASS Summit 2009: $500 Free?!?

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That’s right, a free $500…well sort of. Today is the LAST DAY to register for the Summit and save $400 off the regular conference rate. In addition provide the registration code of: 24HR3D and you’ll get an additional #100 off! So print out your justification sheet, march into your boss’ office and get them to […]

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Upcoming Talks:Orlando SSUG and SQL Saturday #21

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It’s going to be a fun month! Next week I’ll be speaking at the Orlando SQL Server User Group on Policy Based Management 101. I also got confirmation that not only was my PBM presentation accepted for SQL Saturday #21 on October 17th but I’ll also be doing a MINI session on SQL & Twitter:A […]

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PASS Summit Hotel/Travel Forum

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Are you going to the SQL PASS Summit? Would you like to save some money on hotel by finding someone to split a room with? Want to share insider information on local spots you can dine at on the cheap? Well I hinted on Twitter recently that I was working on something for PASS with […]

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SQL University: A Primer for SQL Server Beginners

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Recently I was thinking about my experiences with all of the SQL Server learning events and while they have all been absolutely awesome I realized one thing: they’re that awesome for me because I know what’s going on. By that I mean I’ve been around SQL Server for awhile now so when I attend the […]

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24 Hours of SQL PASS – Review

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So the inaugural event for 24 Hours of SQL PASS has come and gone. In its wake its left hundreds of eager minds reeling from absolutely amazing content overload, bleary and blood-shot eyes around the globe and one worn-down rock star. First off the staff at PASS and all of the presenters deserve a standing […]

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Policy Based Management: Against All Databases Condition

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Recently after one of my presentations a Twitter-buddy of mine, Argenis Fernandez ( Blog | Twitter ), showed me something interesting. By default when you create a new policy the against targets default says ‘Every Database’ (see screenshot below). Well this is a tad misleading as it apparently means “every” in the sense that it […]

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Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 (RTM)

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Earlier I had blogged about the toolkit being available for Windows 7 RC but now Microsoft has officially released the RTM version of the tools. Big thanks to my co-worker Nick Piccone ( Twitter ) for bringing this to my attention. The new tools are available at the Microsoft site at the link below: https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d […]

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Database Mirroring Freak Show – SQL Quiz from Chris Shaw

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Chris Shaw ( Blog | Twitter ) started another great web chainpost. He tagged Brent Ozar, Brent tagged Thomas LaRock and Tom tagged me. This particular quiz is a two-part question and here are my responses. Excuse my lack of wit and charm. It’s late, my caffeine supply is running low and my cat is […]

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SQL Saturday #16 – Recap

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Last Saturday was the SQL Saturday event at Devry University in Miramar, Florida. First off I have to say it was a great event with over 400 attendees! It was also my very first SQL Saturday speaking event. The speaker evaluations haven’t come back yet but I have a feeling I’ll definitely should have some […]

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Spacecoast SQL User Group Meeting: Review

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After writing up my review for my presentation at OPASS I realized I hadn’t done one for my visit to Melbourne for the Spacecoast SQL User Group! A thousand apologies Bonnie and crew! I arrived early in Melbourne so I spent some quality time at Starbucks for a bit before the meeting which gave me […]

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