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 … Continue reading The Power of User Groups
Piggy backing onto the recent SQL Saturday post here in Louisville, I wanted to take a more in-depth look, from my perspective, on how vendors all fit into these events. Having the opportunity to work alongside these vendors has been both a learning experience for myself along with forming new bonds along the way. Louisville … Continue reading Is ROI for Vendors Worth the SQL Saturday Investment?
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be a part of Louisville’s (for those local the ‘ville) SQL Saturday event held at Indiana Wesleyan. Most of you who end up on this site are probably familiar with it, but for those that aren’t familiar with SQL Saturday events you can check out their site here. Now to … Continue reading Are SQL Saturday’s Worth It?
Everyone has a story; some stories are similar while some stories are vastly different. People always make the statement that you shouldn’t “assume” because if you do….well then you know what happens! I will go out on a limb and gather to say that many fall into the category I did when it comes to … Continue reading Community Involvement–Why Wait?
The day finally came and I was fortunate, no I was blessed to be a part of the PASS Summit held out in Seattle, WA. This year would be my fourth year attending in five years. I did miss when it was held in Charlotte, go figure it was closer there to me. In any … Continue reading PASS Summit Recap and Experience
It's one small word, but that one word can pack an awful powerful punch. I got a severe dose of it Friday night. No, I won't go into the great detail that provoked this word to come to light. What I will do is recognize that it has taught me some valuable lessons especially in … Continue reading Perspective
This has been a long time in the making, back in 2011 I attended a session at PASS Summit by SQL MVP Chris Shaw (B|T). Little did I know that he would become one of my mentors, good friend, and someone I'm truly thankful for. I approached Chris awhile back if he would be interested … Continue reading Q and A With SQL MVP Chris Shaw
I wanted to start this series in regards to impact players that go above and beyond in the SQL Community. Coming from a sports background this resonates well with me and by the end of the year will have a 12 person roster. I get asked a lot when I go to events, conferences, talks, … Continue reading Impact Player Series – Part 1
I was approached with an in shop issue where a group could not view the execution reports in the SSISDB. The reason for this was due to the security standards in place at the shop; the user could not be allowed to have the SSIS_Admin role. In order to allow the user group access to … Continue reading Reports In SSISDB
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 … Continue reading SQL Sentry Plan Explorer – Don’t Leave Home Without It