Category Archives: General Conversations

T-SQL Tuesday #91 – Start Talking

T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog gathering for the SQL Server/Data Professional community  It is the brainchild of Adam Machanic (B|T) and is not limited to just things around the SQL Server database engine. Each month a blogger hosts the event and … Continue reading

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March MVP – Gareth Swanepoel

A look at my March nomination for the Microsoft MVP aware, Gareth Swanepoel Continue reading

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Quick Script: Index Sizes

In the world of performance monitoring, there a number of ways to identify problems. Each method is different and usually, neither way is better than another. Over the years, I’ve started look at metrics around non-clustered indexes to help find problems. … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday Speaker Marketing – With Powershell

A look at a powershell script that I wrote to dynamically create speaker tweets for a SQL Saturday event. Continue reading

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I’m Speaking! Edmonton SQL Server User Group

I am speaking at the Edmonton PASS SQL Server User Group. Continue reading

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I’m Speaking! Omaha SQL Server/BI User Group

Well, it has finally happened. In the 7+ years that I helped to run the Omaha SQL/BI User Group, I never once gave a presentation of my own.  Of course I spoke, but it was usually about house keeping items … Continue reading

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Public Speaking – The Small Things

A list of small items that I use to help me provide the best presentation that I can. Continue reading

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SQL Saturday 358 – Albuquerque

A quick look at the session that I’ll be presenting at SQL Saturday #358 in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. Continue reading

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Update #4 – Prayers for Alyssa

A final blog post about Alyssa Johnson and her battle. Continue reading

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SQL Saturday #271 – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Another fine SQL Saturday is headed towards Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday January 25th, 2014 and I am honored to be have been selected to speak! This one holds a special place in my heart as I was supposed to … Continue reading

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