Upcoming Presentations

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Just a quick note to let you know about a few upcoming presentations I’ll be doing. This week I’ll be presenting remotely for the Washington DC PASS User Group, PASSDC (event link). I’ll be presenting “Do More With Less: Consolidate and Virtualize“. Since all the stuff with Prism came up recently, and I’m presenting for […]

Speaking at PASS Summit 2013!

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I’m happy to officially announce that I’ll be presenting at this year’s PASS Summit in Charlotte, NC! I’ll be presenting my talk “What is a BI DBA?” as a Spotlight Session (90 minutes). This is the second time I’ll have presented at the Summit and I’m honored and beyond excited to have a Spotlight Session […]

24 Hours of PASS Fall 2012

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Do you like training? Do you like FREE training? Then make sure you check out the 24 Hours of PASS event that starts today at 12:00 GMT. If you miss the events of the day, no worries, the recordings will be up within a few weeks. Check out the great schedule of events: Thursday, September […]

STOP! Consolidate and Listen

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I just wrapped up my 24 Hours of PASS session on consolidation. A big THANK YOU again to everyone in attendance, who kindly put up with my horrendous rapping “skills”! As promised, below is the link to the slide deck. In the presenter’s notes you’ll find some good links and resources for consolidation. Download link: STOP_Consolidate_and_Listen_24HOP (ZIP file) […]

The role of Willy Wonka played by The Community

OMG I’m an MVP!

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I can’t believe it, but I can finally say that I’m now officially a Microsoft SQL Server MVP! Last week I got the great news from my MVP lead, Ryan Bolz (Twitter) in…a peculiar way. Allow me to explain. Typically MVP renewals and new awardees are notified four times a year, once every quarter. This […]

SQLRally Overdrive: Birds of a Feather Discussions Event

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Just wanted to post a quick note/invitation to everyone to come join us on Thursday, May 12th from 5:45-7:00 for the SQLRally Overdrive: Birds of a Feather Discussions event. We’ll have several tables, each with a dedicated expert in the field hosting conversations. Want to delve into some shop talk about PowerShell? Curious about how […]


SQLRally OverDrive Events!

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So you’re going to SQLRally in Orlando next week? Want to take advantage of ALL of the awesome opportunities presented? In addition to all of the amazing training content you’ll see at the event itself, we’re holding some great stuff after-hours on Thursday. We’re calling this SQLRally OverDrive! These are three different panel events being […]

Masters BIverse

Be the Master of your Data Warehouse Universe at SQLRally!

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Do you have a data warehouse initiative in your current organization and looking for a way to learn how to properly build and support it? Would you like to learn how to do this straight from the Masters of the BIverse themselves? Well you’re in luck! Next month at SQLRally there’s going to be a […]


24 Hours of PASS: Day 1

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Yesterday was the first day of PASS’ 24 Hours of PASS event. For those not familiar, 24 Hours of PASS is an event that brings together 24 different presenters and they present on various topics on SQL Server ranging from performance tuning, internals to business intelligence and previews at vNext of SQL Server. This month’s event is […]

SQLSaturday #62: Tampa

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We’re 10 short days away from SQLSaturday #62 event and I just wanted to remind everyone about some of the amazing stuff that will be happening that weekend! First off we have an incredible deal with a pre-con we call Day of Data. We have two all-day training options for you at the incredible price […]