Monthly Archives: October 2013

One day in the office

I got back from SQL Intersection on Wednesday afternoon. I did work a bit, but not too much after traveling and speaking this week. Today I’m in the office, but only today. Tomorrow I’m outside. I have more vacation scheduled … Continue reading

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Becoming an MVP

I see a lot written about the Microsoft MVP program and the various impressions the MVPs leave in the community. It seems that the view of MVPs is mostly positive in the community, and I hope that I do my … Continue reading

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Risky Backups

This editorial was originally published on Jan 13, 2009. It is being re-run as Steve is away at the SQL Intersection conference. The other day I was working in the forums at SQLServerCentral and saw a question about someone doing backups and … Continue reading

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Stairway to Development–Coming to Oregon

SQL Saturday #265 is coming to Portland, Oregon on Nov 16, 2013 and the day before, on Friday, we have another SQL in the City Seminar. Grant and I will be in the city talking about database version control, automated … Continue reading

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SQL Server Knockoffs

This editorial was originally published on Mar 17, 2009. It is being re-run as Steve is away at the SQL Intersection conference. I thought this was an interesting post from John Dvorak on the Microsoft business model. I’m not sure it’s the end … Continue reading

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Image is Everything

This editorial was originally published on Feb 13, 2009. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. Image is everything. Or is it? I received an email recently from someone that said they liked the editorials and newsletter, but … Continue reading

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Three Trips

I’m down to three trips, with most of my busy month behind me. It’s been a hard year at times, easy at others. This month I was in Vegas, LA, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Charleston, with one more trip to Vegas … Continue reading

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Up Your Value

This editorial was originally published on Mar 5, 2009. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I have a presentation that I give to a number of user groups on how to better brand yourself in these modern times. It’s … Continue reading

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Recharge and Relax

My boss informed me a couple months ago that I had 30 days of vacation stored up and needed to take some. I mentioned this to my wife and she scolded me for not taking enough time off the last … Continue reading

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Solving Problems at Midnight

I couldn’t sleep last night. I was tossing and turning, struggling to rest, and it seemed I was waking up every 20 minutes. My demo broke. I have a talk that I’m giving at the Denver SQL Server User Group … Continue reading

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