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Getting Your Worth the Struggles with Moving Ahead

I often get asked for advice on how to get started in a career as a DBA or in IT in general. I make the often regurgitated information such as getting a few good books, a copy of SQL Server … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 SP4 Released

On September 30th 2014 Microsoft released service pack 4 for SQL Server 2008. This service pack contains all cumulative updates since SP3 was released as well as all updates from previous service packs. Today begins the day we should all … Continue reading

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4 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner

I was recently called out by Tim Costello on a blog series started by Mike Walsh.  http://www.interworks.com/blogs/tcostello/2014/08/27/4-things-i-wish-i-knew-sooner-bi-consultant The series calls for each blogger to list 4 things they wish they had known sooner in their career as a data geek. … Continue reading

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Making a Difference – #SQLFamily

When I started with the SQL Community I was first encourage to start blogging which I started in Sept of 2010. While at the PASS Summit in 2010 I was encourage to submit to speak at a SQL Saturday. I … Continue reading

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SSIS Training class by Andy Leonard

    Andy Leonard (b | t | l | f) of Linchpin People, has announced a new training class called ‘From Zero to SSIS‘. The first class is being offered in Reston, VA, May 19-23 2014. Andy is one to the top guru’s of SSIS. If … Continue reading

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How to reset the SA password in SQL Server

Getting locked out of a SQL Server can happen in a number of ways.  You could inherit a server that was managed by someone that left the company and only that person had System Admin rights for example. A recent … Continue reading

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Children at Technical Conferences

I have had the pleasure of taking my son with me on a number of trips where I was a presenting at a technical conference.  My son loves to travel with me and to get to see exciting new places. … Continue reading

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One week after #sqlsat132

  It has been nearly one week since SQL Saturday 132 in Pensacola Florida.  I was chosen to give my talk on “Know Backups and Know Recovery”.  The session was in the first time slot and when I arrived at … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday 103 Recap

SQL Saturday 103 was in Curacao, a beautiful Dutch Island in the Caribbean.  I was fortunate enough to be able to attend this event and demo a couple of favorite tools of mine.  SQL Prompt and SQL Compare.  Being the … Continue reading

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When technology works.

Living in the South East has it perks with the abundant rivers, lakes, streams, mountains, and friendly people.  It also has some drawbacks like being within reach of tropical storms, hurricanes, and the abundance of tornados.  This Labor Day was … Continue reading

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