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Overview of Published Articles – 2014Q1

Since I write at different places – this blog, Intense School and MSSQLTips.com - someone recently asked me if I could provide an overview from time to time to keep track of all the published material. It makes it easier to follow and it’s also a chance for me to promote my material to readers who perhaps […]

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Highly Available Presentations

A little over a month ago I posted the follow quick note on Facebook The second comment I received was from Tom LaRock (b | t), who said… My initial response was essentially “Nope, on my W530” I answered quickly and probably should have elaborated, because Tom’s next comment didn’t surprise me at all. Essentially, what […]

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User Group Success – Paying It Forward

In 2012, as my tenure on the PASSMN Board of Directors began, it quickly became apparent to me that “our little club” was quite fortunate. It was rare for us to have difficulty finding speakers or sponsors and when it came to SQL Saturday, the generosit…

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Happy 2014

I am a bit late with the almost obligatory “How was my past year and how do I think next year is going to rock” blog post – we’re already a good week into the new year – but without further ado I present you: How was my past year and how do I think…

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Nominated for the Tribal Awards

I’ve been notified I am a finalist for the category Best New Voice at the Tribal Awards. These awards are not for some tattoos on your lower back or on your biceps, but rather a collaboration of Simple-Talk and SQLServerCentral to give outstanding commu…

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Mentoring, Ambition, and Your Career

One of the values that BlueMetal holds close to how the team has been and is continually being built encompasses the concept of allowing each individual to succeed.  This success is based on focusing an individual on the key skills they possess, along w…

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Advice for Aspiring Data Professionals

John Sansom asks, “If you could give an aspiring DBA just one piece of advice what would it be?”

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NDC London 2013

NDC London 2013, I was there.

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A Time of Changes

This post could have also been titled, “A New Job & Everything That Goes Along With It”…
My New Job
As of today I am happy to announce that I have joined forces with Allen White (b | t) and Kendal Van Dyke (b | t) at UpSearch.� I first met All…

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Congratulations 2013 Microsoft MVP!

First of all, let me assure you that I did not fall prey to some sort of SPAM. I know as I write this that we are approaching mid-November, not a time when Microsoft awards/renews MVPs. October 1st however was a different story. As a whole, October w…

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