This Saturday, the Atlanta SQL user group is organizing its annual SQL Saturday. After a hiatus last year, I will be presenting a brand new talk, titled The New Tool in Your Kit: Azure Data Studio.
Day 1 of Microsoft Connect 2017 was today. What a slew of announcements and new products/services! Here is my top 3: Visual Studio Live Share Don't tell me, show me! Share the current state of your code and debugger with someone else, next to you or across the world. It's for both Visual Studio 2017 … Continue reading Microsoft Connect(); 2017 Day 1 Announcements
As announced before, I will be speaking once again at the annual Atlanta SQL Saturday. The Atlanta MDF is a great group and they put on an excellent event each year. Note: this year, the venue has changed for the first time in as long as I can recall. Be sure to check the location: … Continue reading Speaking at SQL Saturday #652 Atlanta 2017
Most summers are opportunities to take a break, reflect and recharge. I am thankful for visits from my mother and my mother-in-law. I am pleased to be able to travel regularly. And I am also excited about the many opportunities to present at community events. Here is my speaking schedule for summer 2017. July 15: … Continue reading Summer Speaking Schedule
I am excited to share that SQL Saturday #439 Columbus 2015 will be hosted by Troy University's Sorrell College of Business and the Phenix City Campus. In about one month, on October 3, 2015, make plans to attend this free, one-day SQL Server event. Not only can you pick up some new SQL skills or … Continue reading SQL Saturday #439 Columbus 2015 to be held at Troy University
Here is a summary of my session, at 3 PM in "Room 2" (that just sounds too easy...) Of course, you really want to sign up for the other speakers, but just maybe at 3 PM my session will appeal to you. P.S.: Bring your family to Mobile! Tomorrow they can get free admission to … Continue reading SQL Saturday #342 in Mobile is tomorrow
After a one-year hiatus, SQL Saturday is back in Birmingham on Saturday, August 23, 2014. I am presenting two sessions, the information for which I've included below.
I really meant to write a quick post about attending SQL Saturday 234 in Baton Rouge much earlier, but it's only now that I've arrived in Baton Rouge (first time visitor) that I've finally been able to sit down and do it. I am very much looking forward to the event. I haven't been to … Continue reading SQL Saturday 234 Baton Rouge 2013 in a few hours
First of all, thanks and congratulations to the organizing team! Setting up a record attendance (555 actual attendees) is no small feat. It was great to be there. I have uploaded the SQL script files I used in my SSISDB session to the SQL Saturday site. The presentation (PDF) is available from my SkyDrive account. … Continue reading SQL Saturday #220 Atlanta 2013 wrap-up
SQL Saturday Atlanta 2013 is around the corner: this Saturday, May 18. Like in previous years, the event will be held at the GSU location in Alpharetta, GA. It looks to be a full event with a great roundup of speakers and sessions. I wasn't originally scheduled to speak. Due to a cancellation in the … Continue reading Speaking at SQL Saturday Atlanta #220: Managing the SSIS Catalog