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A New Direction

My blog has gone through SEVERAL iterations over the past several years, mainly depending on what mood I am in at a particular time or what technology I am using. I have basically tried them all… big platform content management systems and open source projects. For the longest time, as this blog grew in popularity […]

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#SQLSat SQL Saturday Indianapolis Sponsorship Opportunity!

It’s almost here! One more month to go until SQL Saturday #126 is finally here. On Jul 28th,2012 Indianapolis will be hosting  an all day event of approximately 250+ developers and database administrators at the University of Indianapolis. There are still sponsorship slots available for company’s that wish to get their products/solutions/offerings out to the […]

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Chicago SQL Connections Talk: Auditing Using SQL Audit in SQL Server 2008 R2

Thanks to everyone that attended the presentation last night! It was really great to have everyone there and engaged in the conversation. Also great to see some old comrades as well. Below you will find the link to my slides and the content from the presentation. Remember that some of the things to consider when […]

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@priley86 : Young Developer to Watch

Ah yes, I know…a little corny but every so often at events I run into some interesting people and I actually try to look up almost everyone that I meet in order to see what they are about. So I have decided to start a little Young Developer / Young DBA to Watch track here […]

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#SQLSat87 Louisville Recap

Another SQL Saturday weekend has come and gone. This time it was SQL Saturday #87 in Louisville, KY . The event appeared to be pretty well packed,  Malathi Mahadevan ( @sqlmal | Malathi’s Blog )  and crew pulled off another awesome event! Hopefully most people around the area got to attend…if not then there is […]

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Work Smarter Not Harder! Silverlight with Caliburn.Micro

Thanks for everyone that attended the webinar. Pragmatic Works should have the video up by the end of the week. I know that we obviously wen a little long and I don’t think I answered everyone’s questions so feel free to hit me up here or via Twitter or email. In the meantime, here is […]

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#SQLSat82 Indianapolis: Post-Mortem

Well, another SQL Saturday is in the books. This time I was speaking at our own SQL Saturday #82 in Indianapolis, IN. Being our first SQL Saturday event the pressure was on to produce a top-tier event for both speakers and attendees alike. Luckily, my parent company Perpetual Technologies, Inc ..AKA PTI ( web | […]

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#SQLSat82 SQL Server Troubleshooting & Performance Tuning : DON’T Miss a Golden Opportunity!

SQL Saturday #82 is having an all day pre-conference event at Perpetual Technologies, Inc headquarters building. This is a once in a lifetime opprotunity for you to get a full day of training given by one of the premier SQL Server experts in the field, Kevin Kline of Quest ( blog | twitter )  for […]

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#SQLPASS : Speaking at the PASS Summit 2011!

Well, word came yesterday that I will be speaking at the PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle this October! I am truly excited about the opportunity to speak at this event as this will be the my first large scale event in a few years. Plus, this is a GREAT opportunity for me to network with […]

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The Power of Networking

I am sharing more of an unSQL related story here today because it has a LOT to do with what myself and a few others like Andy Warren ( blog | twitter ) like to espouse upon and that is the power of networking with people. In the IT field, networking is often overlooked as […]

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