PASS Board March Meeting Minutes Review

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Thanks to Andy Warren (Blog | Twitter) for keeping the community abreast of these things by blogging about their availability. That being said since the community clamored about transparency during the last elections I think it’s time we took advantage of that fact. My plan, and I propose if you write a SQL-centric blog you […]

Quest Virtual Training – SQL Server Training on DMV’s

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Quest Software put on a great all-day training event today on all things DMV courtesy of Brent Ozar (@brento on Twitter), Kevin Kline (@kekline on Twitter) and Ari Weil (@aweil on Twitter). If you missed this great live event, don’t fret as you can catch the videos on-demand here. One of the amazing things about […]

24 Hours of SQL PASS Recordings

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For those who weren’t able to make the event, some of the recordings from the 24 Hours of SQL PASS event are now available on-demand from the PASS Summit website. You can register for the webcasts at the link below: Registration for 24 Hours of PASS Selected Sessions You may be asking “well what about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spacecoast SQL Server User Group Meeting Tonight!

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I just wanted to send out a quick note to say that I’ll be presenting tonight at the Spacecoast SQL Server User Group. I’ll be doing my presentation on Policy Based Management. After SQL Saturday last weekend I’ve learned a few things and added a small demo of EPMF to the end of it so […]

24 Hours of SQL PASS

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Call Chloe and the rest of the CTU gang, grab a giant pot of coffee and your 9mm and get ready for 24 hours of pure, free SQL hotness: 24 Hours of PASS! The good folks at PASS have put together another fabulous free training opportunity for us in 24 hours of webcasts from the […]

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

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Looks like August is definitely shaping up to be a busy one for me! First I’ll be presenting at SQL Saturday #16 in South Florida. That takes place on Saturday, August 8th. I’m really excited for this event since it’ll be the first SQL Saturday I’ve presented at. Following that I’ll be heading over to […]

Recap: Performance Tuning and Query Optimization

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Tonight was our monthly SQL Server User Group meeting and our featured presenter this evening was Plamen Ratchev (Blog) presenting on performance tuning and query optimization. First off, he has an awesome accent. I think he’s of Croatian descent from what he mentioned but he rolls his R’s something fierce. I should’ve had him say […]