First Blog Since the PASS Summit

The time following the PASS Summit has been absolutely crazy for me.  Upon returning home I spent some much needed time with my wife and kids and returned to work on Monday.  During my normal lunchtime activity of playing racquetball I sustained a very nasty injury to my eye.  This put me out of commission for a couple of weeks.  I am still having issues and will ultimately have to have surgery.  Yuck.

On the work front things have been just as crazy.  We had a very high profile project that I got pulled into that required being pulled out of my office for a week and working day and night. The hours were very long but the project was awesome to work on.  I got to work with so many different areas of our IT department and learn a great deal about a tool called WireShark.

I was also recently promoted to Database Administrator Lead.  I have four other DBA’s on my team that I get to help mentor and support.  This is a huge honor for me and right in line with my desire to pay it forward.  I have spoken at numerous SQL Saturdays this year as well as leading a PASS Chapter.  Now I get to influence others in my company as a job responsibility.  🙂

I have been working with Central Management Server and exploring Policy Based Management.  Over the next few weeks I should have it elevated into production to help better manage my environment.  I picked up several tips and tricks during the Summit.  I may have to dig out my notes from the sessions since it has been awhile.

This week I have been spending time in Atlanta attending SQL Skills Immersion week one.  I hope to be able to attend week two in Tampa early next year.  I have attended various training over the past decade from various places but hands down, SQL Skills provides the best content and training method I have ever experienced.

 

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One Response to First Blog Since the PASS Summit

  1. KenJ says:

    Busy times since you’ve been back. Congratulations on the role change and condolences on the injury.

    100% agree about SQL Skills. Nothing else compares.

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