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DataMetrics – New Success in the Making

Six months ago, I started something in the USA, with much support, that could literally be considered starting from ground zero. Through the reputation and standing I’ve created in the world of SQL Server and Data, I was able to form a business that, in under that six months, was successful to anyone that is […]

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The times they are a-changin’

This blog post will not be about Bob Dylan, but rather about some professional changes/challenges I’ve been up to lately.

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What makes a successful SQL Server Pro?

What really makes someone working in and around SQL Server truly successful?  Adaptability to the requirements we are given, while putting aside what we feel is the only right way to complete a task.
Adaptability
Without this going into a comparison b…

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Microsoft Isn’t the Devil

Something I’ve always had an issue with is people that bash and flame Microsoft products.  Constructive criticism is fine.  We all should be providing feedback about how a product is designed, setup, installs, and even how it performs.  This feedback is…

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T-SQL Tuesday #44: The second chance

My contribution to T-SQL Tuesday #44.

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Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone

I love and am very familiar with SQL Server. But, as a consultant, I need to step outside of that box pretty often, and advise people on applications, storage, and networking. I have general knowledge of those topics, gathered from many years in IT, see…

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A Week of SQL Server

April 6th starts a week of plenty of great SQL Server content.  Much of which is being handed over to all that attend for free in the form of SQL Saturdays.  If you are near the Chicago, IL, Madison, WI areas, make sure you take advantage of the followi…

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So you want a Windows 8 Phone?

I’ve been a Droid phone user for some time now and really, couldn’t have imagined using anything else. One of the things that is always important to me is, efficiency in work. That being said, Droid has always been quick to find what I need, actually…

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Blogging isn’t easy unless you have support

Over the past year, and previous years, writing blogs, articles for various publications and even books, has been one of the most enjoyable aspects to my work in the data and professional development world.  Given today is the last day of 2012, this yea…

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Successful Consulting Series – Consulting vs. Fulltime Employment – Making a Decision

The Successful Consulting Series is a set of articles that are being written to both, help decisions on joining the consulting field and also, help existing consultants in their professional development initiatives. Please visit, “Successful Consulting…

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