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Another MVP Award and a Few Thoughts

I got the news of my MVP award last week. I’m honored that Microsoft feels I do quite a bit for the community. This was my 10th or 11th, though I’m not sure since they changed around the award periods. … Continue reading

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Mastering Index Tuning–Day 3

This is a short series of posts on the courses I took with Brent Ozar. I actually completed the courses in the past, but I wrote notes and wanted to revisit the way things went. This post looks at the … Continue reading

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Mastering Index Tuning–Day 2

This is a short series of posts on the courses I took with Brent Ozar. I actually completed the courses in the past, but I wrote notes and wanted to revisit the way things went. This post looks at the … Continue reading

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Learning Goals –June 2018 Update

The June update for T-SQL Tuesday #97. I made a plan and it’s hard to stick to. tl;dr – Very little done. I traveled the first three weeks of June here and there. Two short trips from 1-2 and 8-10, … Continue reading

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Prepping for Mastering Index Tuning with Brent Ozar Unlimited

I got the chance to sign up for a few courses from the Brent Ozar Unlimited team and took it. I struggle to find time for training, between work commitments, travel, and family time, it’s hard to fit in a … Continue reading

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Learning Goals–May Update

It’s 5 months in, and this is hard. I find that the time I’ve picked each week sometimes gets bumped by other items, which do have a higher priority. More on this later. Extended Events An epic fail here for … Continue reading

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Learning Goals–April Update

Here is the update: I did better. Extended Events I did a little more multi-tasking this month, ensuring that if I rode the stationary bike for exercise, I had my tablet and watched some Pluralsight or read some content. Here … Continue reading

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Learning is Hard–March Goals Update

This is the third update for my goals for 2018. This is about 3 weeks after the last update, and it’s too soon. Not in time, but because I haven’t done a great job. This was a busy month. March … Continue reading

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Packt $10 Sale

One sale today, my Getting Started with SQL Server 2016 Administration video. You can get this for $10 today, and it’s an introduction to an overview of what’s in SQL Server 2016, most of which applies to 2017 as well. … Continue reading

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Pluralsight for Another Year

One of the ways that I try to keep current and learn is through Pluralsight. I’m lucky to get a subscription as a Data Platform MVP, but I’m sure Redgate would pay for one if I didn’t. My subscription ran … Continue reading

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