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April IT/Security Summit Event Recap

The April IT/Security Summit event was a great success. The event was heavily focused on Higher Education and the Public Sector. I was chosen to present on SQL Server 101 for non-DBAs. The initial vision of the presentation was to deliver a no-nonsense, survival toolkit for SMB’s (small to medium businesses) who did not have

 
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SQL Saturday 118 Madison

Tomorrow I will be flying off to beautiful Madison, WI to attend SQL Saturday #118. I’m really looking forward to this event, as this will be my 1st SQL Saturday of 2012. I will be presenting on Upgrade Roadmap: Let’s Delve into SQL 2012. For lunch we will be having birds of a feather tables,

 
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Going to SQLRally? Don’t have business cards? Get moving.

Published on April 13, 2012 by in SQLRally

If you are attending the upcoming PASS SQLRally event, one thing you will want to bring with you is business cards. You’ll be meeting lots of  interesting people and in order to better connect with them, you should have a supply of business cards with you at all times. If you don’t have a business

 
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CBusPASS April meeting recap

Last night I had the pleasure of presenting to the CBusPASS SQL Server user group for the 1st time. I arrived a little early, not knowing what the Columbus traffic was going to be like. So I helped chapter leader Dave Schutz (Twitter) set up a little. The presentation went well, with lots of good

 
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Declutter your life

Published on April 4, 2012 by in Personal

I originally took the day off today to work on my SQLRally presentation, among other things. I ended up cleaning the basement, going to the recycling center, spraying for weeds, throwing out some old junk and other things unrelated to SQL Server. I guess I needed it. So do you. Take a day to declutter

 
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Ohio North SQL Server User Group April Mtg Recap

The Ohio North SQL Server user group held it’s April meeting on 4/3/2012. As usual, we had a pre event PASS video from 5PM to 6PM. At 6PM our leader Allen White (blog | twitter) welcomed everyone and reviewed upcoming events. Our guest speaker was Chris Umbaugh (blog | twitter) who presented on BI Fact

 
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Upgrading to SQL Server 2012: Strategy Part 1

This is the second post in a series on Upgrading to SQL Server 2012. Tips, tricks, hazards, pitfalls, and real world experiences.   Your Upgrade Strategy A big part of the upgrade strategy should be how we do it. There are three basic approaches to the problem. There is no right answer, as it depends

 
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My Upcoming Schedule

The next 2 months are looking to be very busy for me.  On April 12th, I will travel to Columbus to present to the Columbus CBusPASS chapter on Upgrading Server Server to 2012.  I was in Columbus for the SQL Server Special Ops tour and the CbusPASS folks are great people and I’m happy to

 
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Undocumented Upgrade Advisor Prerequisite

The SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Advisor has a poorly undocumented prerequisite. If you go and try and install the Upgrade Advisor off of the SQL Server 2012 RTM media, you will get the following error: The installer is looking for the SQL Server 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom component which is found as part of the SQL

 
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SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour-Columbus: Event Recap

Published on March 16, 2012 by in Events

I attended the Special Ops Tour (AKA the SQL Server 2012 Launch Event) in Columbus earlier this week.  I was really looking forward to the event.  The Columbus user group (CBusPASS) partially hosted the event. I got there a little early so I could help out setting up but there wasn’t really anything to do.

 
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