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Upcoming Presentation: SQL Server 101 Series

I’m extremely proud to announce that I’ll be a part of a fantastic webinar series being put on by Pragmatic Works on SQL Server 101. Basically a 2-week-long series of webinars covering all the information you need to know to get started in SQL Server. I’ll be leading off the week with Introduction to Managing a SQL Server Database where I’ll cover some of the basics for an administrator getting started in the field. That same afternoon make sure you catch Patrick LeBlanc (aka @patrickdba on Twitter) presenting on Beginning T-SQL (register here for this session).

The rest of the week has some amazing presenters and content with folks like Steve Jones (Blog | Twitter), Brad McGehee (Blog | Twitter), Brian Knight (Blog | Twitter), Adam Jorgensen (Blog | Twitter), Christian Bolton (Blog | Twitter), and Devin Knight (Blog | Twitter)! HOLY CRAP, how did my name get mixed in with this elite bunch?!? Each session has its own registration link so make sure you register for the ones you think you’ll make as registrations are limited to 1,000 per session. Hope to see you all online that week!

SQL Server Global Webinar Series event page

Register for my talk here

And finally here’s a video introduction from Brian and Devin Knight about what to expect that week

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Upcoming Presentation for NJ SQL User Group

Just wanted to send out a quick note that I’ll be presenting via LiveMeeting for the New Jersey SQL User Group next Tuesday, February 16th at 6:40 PM EST. I’ll be doing my Policy-Based Management talk. I will post the link to the presentation here when I get it.

NJ SQL User Group meeting page

LiveMeeting link: https://www323.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=B6MF59&role=attend&pw=

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Name That Caption Contest

Tyler Durden approved

Tom LaRock (aka @sqlrockstar on Twitter)  is holding a contest over at his book’s website, DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA, in which he asks folks to caption his website banner.

UPDATE: Here’s the banner in question:

I look at that picture and I can only think of one thing and that’s one of my favorite movies of all time, Fight Club. That being said the first caption entry is ‘You met me at a very strange time in my life’. I’ll update this post as I think of more. This entry is Tyler Durden approved.

Update: More entries

  • “…Therefore by optimizing your queries you can…HEY GET AWAY FROM MY SEGWAY!”
  • “First day of work and of COURSE I forgot to wear underwear. This won’t end well…”
  • “My database, I can not deny her. My database screams. She is my mother. She is my lover, and I am her DBA.”
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