Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Field Museum – SQL in the City 2012 – Chicago

Chicago is a neat down. My first PASS Summit was in Chicago, back in 1999. My wife joined me with an infant son, and we took in the last baseball game of the season that year at Comisky Park. This … Continue reading

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Dare to Disagree

This talk on disagreement and openness is very thought provoking. I tend to agree with it, but at what point does disagreement become disharmony? How do you teach the skills to argue and disagree passionately, but do so rationally and … Continue reading

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Shadow IT

When I started working as a system administrator over 20 years ago, I worked for a central IT department at a remote facility for our company. Four of us managed a network of 1,000 nodes, with multiple servers under a … Continue reading

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Enable Transparent Data Encryption

This is one of the things in my Encryption Primer presentation that I don’t demo. It’s really easy to do, and it’s rather mechanical, so I just show the image that has the steps from MSDN and leave it at … Continue reading

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