Last week I spoke at the TechFuse event in Minnesota – out at Mystic Lake Casino. As I mentioned in the session, I wanted to post the content from my session – [download id="5"]. Along with including a few links that people might find useful. First, we skipped talking about XQuery – if you want … Continue reading TechFuse Follow-Up
Twin Cities Code Camp will be hitting the University of Minnesota Campus again next month. This is a biannual event in the Twin Cities where developers can get together and show their code. An opportunity to see what other people are doing and to exchange ideas. The event is on Saturday and Sunday on the … Continue reading Twin City Code Camp 10 Is Coming
What has two thumbs and just signed on to be a PASS Regional Mentor? This guy! Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been going back and forth with some e-mails with PASS. The result of which places me in the open Regional Mentor position for the North Central region. For a little history, this process … Continue reading There's A New North Central Regional Mentor
Here’s wishing you a Happy Pi Day… If my picture isn’t good enough, here’s a better representation of pi. Hope you didn’t forget about Daylight Savings if you are one of the those afflicted by this change in the time zone.
Over the last few years, I’ve blogged about and spoke at the SSWUG Virtual Conferences. It’s that time of the year again, and the next virtual conference is coming up in a few short weeks. The event will be on April 20-22 and you can attend from the comforts of your home or office. If … Continue reading SSWUG DBTechCon Coming Up
If you’re looking for a day of training in the Twin Cities, then check out Benchmark Learning’s 2011 TechFuse event. The event features eight tracks of sessions from infrastructure and developer topics to, of course, SQL Server topics. The event is on March 17, 2011 at Mystic Lake Casino – if you are interested in … Continue reading TechFuse 2011 – This Month
About a year ago, I started playing around with CLR and my desire to disable xp_cmdshell for my clients. As a result, I had created the CodePlex project FileSystemHelper. I blogged about it back then and had meant to get back to it with a number of updates but that never really happened. Along the … Continue reading FileSystemHelper Update and Release
SSWUG Free Expo Event: Basic and Complex SSIS Features virtual conference is today! There’s a chance that you can probably still get registered and I’d recommend doing so. There will be four SSIS sessions that will cover a variety of topics, but you’ll get some of the following through the content: SSIS Sorting and Package … Continue reading SSWUG Free SSIS Expo – Today!
Do you know about congenital heart defects (CHD)? Did you know that February 7-14 is the week dedicated to making people more aware of these defects? It is the last day of that week and I’d like to take a few minutes to dedicate a post to this issue. Every year approximately 1 in 125 … Continue reading CHD Awareness Week
A couple months back I mentioned the SSWUG Free Expo Event: Basic and Complex SSIS Features. The time has crept by, more like flown by, and that expo is now this month on February, 18th. If you are interested in learning more about SSIS then now’s the time to get registered. SSWUG is offering a … Continue reading This Month… SSWUG Free SSIS Expo