TSQL Tuesday #63 – Security

This months T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by none other than Kenneth Fisher (B|T). His topic for this month revolves around security and how you manage security. There probably couldn't be a more fitting topic; especially with the many breaches we have had lately both ones that are known and ones that are not known. With that …

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SQL Sentry Plan Explorer – Don’t Leave Home Without It

If you've been around me long enough then you realize that I am a Red Gate fanatic. With that said I've grown accustomed to another utility called SQL Sentry Plan Explorer by SQL Sentry. I’m a big Aaron Bertrand (B|T) fan and he is the one that first introduced me to this utility via his …

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T-SQL Tuesday #61 – Giving Back

It just seems to me that these block parties of T-SQL Tuesday come quicker each month. I’m always thrilled when I have the opportunity to host or participate. This month Wayne Sheffield (B|T) is our host. Wayne is good people, first time I got to meet Wayne was at SQL Saturday in Louisville, KY. He …

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PASS Summit 2014 ~ My GameTime Experience

“How did you like your convention?” “How was your trip?” “What did you learn?” “Where did you go for a week?” “Who did you meet?” “Talk with the vendors?” “What is PASS Summit?” Those are the types of questions I received after arriving back from attending PASS Summit 2014. More have come in from various places …

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T-SQL Tuesday #60 Roundup – Step Right Up

We had a great turnout for this months T-SQL Tuesday Block Party. Coming into this month and knowing that I was hosting, I felt a strong sense of picking a topic that would help others. A topic where sound professionals such as the ones below shared some of their thoughts on the how and the …

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T-SQL Tuesday #60 Something New Learned

So, here it is. I put the challenge out to discuss something new learned last week. I was fortunate enough to attend the PASS Summit last week in Seattle. While this post will not be my summarization of that trip (that will be another post) I did have several take-a-ways. I sat in some stellar …

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The Question – Why?

The question I get asked a lot by other data professionals at conferences, events, speaking engagements, family, friends, etc. is Why do you do what you do? Why do you put yourself through some of the things that data professionals have to endure at times with the non stop phone calls, system crashes, data breaches? What …

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