Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat206

This past weekend, I took a quick trek into the land of beer and cheese for the second annual Madison SQL Saturday event.  The event was a great success, but  can you expect less when one of the organizers is wielding a light saber.  For a change this time, instead of bringing Sarah Strate (Blog | … Continue reading Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat206

Start Getting Ready for PASS Summit 2013

Seems so early in the year, but it's already time to start getting ready for this year's PASS Summit.  There are two things to think about early on with the summit. First, what are you expecting from the summit?  The summit is built based on community input and PASS needs to hear your opinions on what … Continue reading Start Getting Ready for PASS Summit 2013

Fargo, Fargo and SQL Saturday

Stuff me in a wood chipper, I have an idea.  And this idea involves Fargo, Fargo, and SQL Saturday. As many of you know, for the past two years, I’ve been one of the volunteers working with the Minnesota PASS chapter and working on their SQL Saturday events (58 & 99).  At the end of … Continue reading Fargo, Fargo and SQL Saturday

SSWUG SSIS Expo Event This Friday

If you are looking for a little training on SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) without having to leave the comforts of your cubicle – this is your week.  This Friday (11/19/2011), SSWUG will be hosting an expo titled “Building and Developing with SQL Server Integration Services”. The event will consist of four sessions that will … Continue reading SSWUG SSIS Expo Event This Friday

I've Got A “SQLSat” In Kalamazoo

Last night I received an e-mail letting me know that I’ll be presenting at SQL Saturday #84 in Kalamazoo, MI.  Besides myself, this is shaping up to be quite an event.  The schedule of sessions and list of speakers has been published. I’ll be presenting on the following two topics: The Creepy DBA, How to … Continue reading I've Got A “SQLSat” In Kalamazoo

SSWUG Spring Conference Speaker Ratings

This spring I presented a few sessions at the spring SSWUG virtual conference – DBTechCon.  Now that the event is over, I’ve received some feedback from the attendees and I thought I’d share it here.  Overall, the responses back were great.  The approach for the Profiler versus Extended Events session didn’t seem to come across … Continue reading SSWUG Spring Conference Speaker Ratings

Let's Get Registered! Registered!

The PASS Summit is only a few short months away.  But before that happens there is an important deadline fast approaching… the end of the pre-June 30th discount.  For the last few months, you could save $600 off the cost of the regular entry fee.  But on Thursday it all ends. I figured we’ve seen … Continue reading Let's Get Registered! Registered!

SQLRally–Don’t Forget Your Business Cards?

SQLRally is a week away.  Are you ready?  It’s going to be a good time to learn and freshen up your SQL Server skills.  You’ve probably looked at the schedule and picked out a few sessions that are a must see. Networking But are you prepared to take advantage of the opportunity to network with … Continue reading SQLRally–Don’t Forget Your Business Cards?