Monthly Archives: August 2014

Making Better Presentations–Tips and Tricks

I give a lot of presentations each year. I am constantly trying to improve my presentation skills to continue to get invitations to speak, to represent my employer well, and to ensure attendees are interested and learn a few things. … Continue reading

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Testing is Your Best Investment

I signed up for the FlowCon 2014 conference in San Francisco this September. It’s a two day event about software development and how we can do better. My job is starting to encompass more work in this area, and I’m excited to … Continue reading

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The Flash Database

I caught this piece on the impact of flash storage on database engine design this week. It’s interesting as there’s been debate for years as to whether SQL Server should alter its behavior if it detects SSDs being used for … Continue reading

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

A few friends challenged me yesterday, including Grant Fritchey and Aaron Bertrand. Last night, when I got to the Denver SQL Server User Group meeting, Todd Kleinhans was ready to take the challenge and asked if I’d participate. I was … Continue reading

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