Speaking At The PASS Summit

It appears I was fortunate enough to be selected to speak at the 2011 PASS Summit.  This is shaping up to be a rock solid summit this year.  The day before the summit is my birthday, I get to speak at the summit, and then afterwards on to my honeymoon with Sarah (Blog | @DanceM0m). … Continue reading Speaking At The PASS Summit

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?

There's A New North Central Regional Mentor

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

Iowa PASS Presentation Materials

This past Wednesday I took a drive down to the Iowa SQL Server Users Group meeting.  It was a bit of a drive but I got a chance to hang out with a fellow Digineerian on the way there and talk about solutions. I really enjoyed the meeting.  There were probably 40 people at the … Continue reading Iowa PASS Presentation Materials

SQLServerPedia Awards Winner

Thanks to all those that voted for my Index Black Ops blog series for the SQLServerPedia blog awards.  I am pretty pumped that my series won. When I originally envisioned the posts, I was just hoping to put together some sample code that I could use to understand how sys.dm_db_index_operational_stats functioned.  And, obviously, others were … Continue reading SQLServerPedia Awards Winner

David Dewitt at the PASS Summit

The PASS Summit is complete and we got what we asked for from David Dewitt.  He spoke on the third day of the PASS Summit and received quite the applause when his presentation ended.  David Dewitt came to us at the request of the community.  When he was mentioned at an MVP meeting on there … Continue reading David Dewitt at the PASS Summit

1-Week to PASS Summit 2010 – After Hours

Final post for the countdown – a little later in the week than I wanted.  Right now there is less than 1-week until the PASS Summit.  There’ve been a few posts over the last few weeks on the upcoming summit (1 , 2 , 3 , 4, 5,  6). These have also been aimed at … Continue reading 1-Week to PASS Summit 2010 – After Hours

“Wear Your SQL Saturday Shirt Day”

Over the past year there have been a number of SQL Saturday events.  These events have occurred across the country from Orlando to San Diego to Minnesota.  At many of these events there are shirts given away to speakers and/or the attendees. PASS Fashion I was thinking about this and wondering what I should wear … Continue reading “Wear Your SQL Saturday Shirt Day”

2-Weeks to PASS Summit 2010 Countdown

It’s getting down to brass tacks.  There is now only 2 more weeks until the PASS Summit.  There’ve been a few posts over the last few weeks on the upcoming summit (1 , 2 , 3 , 4, 5) aimed at trying to rally those without plans to attend to get registered.  These have also … Continue reading 2-Weeks to PASS Summit 2010 Countdown

3-Weeks to PASS Summit 2010 Countdown –

Only 3 more weeks until the PASS Summit and it's time for another countdown post. I've done a few of these now ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ) to hopefully prepare readers for the opportunities at PASS. Trying make sure that you will know as much as possible about the summit to … Continue reading 3-Weeks to PASS Summit 2010 Countdown –