Friend of Redgate 2022

I am honored and humbled to be chosen to be part of the Friend of RedGate program for another year. This program is near and dear to my heart, and I look forward to continuing to serve the community the best I can. Information from Redgate's site: The Friends of Redgate program is an exclusive group of influential and …

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Hubbard Family Recovery–A Friend

Today's post will not be your regular tech or leadership blog from me today. The Hubbard family suffered a tragic loss on January 12th, 2022. They lost their home, everything in it, and a vehicle in the garage. The family of 5 is now beginning their recovery from this horrible event, and I am asking …

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The Power of User Groups

Fascination has always been with me when thinking of developing local talent. It has helped me immensely in my career both as an attendee, presenter, chapter leader, and more. One can glean immense value from becoming involved in a local UG (user group), whether by the connections made in networking, friendships formed, or learning something …

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T-SQL Tuesday #141 Work/Life Balance

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by TJay Belt (@tjaybelt). I find this month’s topic, balancing work and life, intriguing, and after a hiatus of non-blogging, I’m happy that this is my first one back. Like many in tech, I put all I have into what I do. Even to this day, the thirst for …

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T-SQL Tuesday #135: The outstanding tools of the trade that make your job awesome

It's been a while since I've posted on a T-SQL Tuesday topic and glad to see the topic being discussed by Mike Bronowski (blog) on tools. Throughout my career, I've worked for companies that have allowed me to utilize some pretty nice tools. Whether they are vendor or community-related there are a plethora of options …

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Release Your Inner Synapse

I don't know about you, but as Microsoft has produced the Azure Synapse platform, I see a plethora of needs that could be fulfilled by it. Being in a financial institution I am constantly reminded of the world we live in now and the real need and desired for all things data. The Azure Synapse …

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Why I’m Running For The PASS Board – Again

Hello, it’s amazing to me how fast the past couple of years have gone by as I’ve served on the PASS Board. It has been a journey that has been both rewarding and challenging, but I would not change any of it. At times the challenges have been great, the stress large. Representing the PASS …

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T-SQL Tuesday #119 – Changing Your Mind

This month Alex Yates (B|T) is hosting T-SQL Tuesday which is a monthly blog party started by Adam Machanic (B|T) and co-ordinated by Steve Jones (B|T) The challenge that Alex has proposed this month regarding what have we, as data professionals, changed our mind about over time is a great one. Starting out as a …

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