SQL Training

The IT industry moves fast and staying current is tough to do, especially when you have a full time job. Even for those who love their jobs or their positions, it is tough to set aside time to work on new skills. Or even brush up on old skills that haven't been used...

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SQL 2017 and the future

WOW. That's all I have to say after watching Microsoft's 4/19 Data AMP Presentation. SQL 2017 is the official name of SQL vNext, otherwise known as SQL on Linux. We knew about SQL on Linux last year, so this isn't some new revelation. That is, until Microsoft...

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There is always change

T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog party that is the brain child of Adam Machanic (b/t). This month the blog party is being hosted by Koen Verbeeck (b/t) and is inspired by Kendra Little's (b/t) recent blog post regarding the role of the DBA and The Cloud. Change Working...

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SQL Saturday #584

SQL Saturday Colorado Springs (SQLSat #584) It's been a while since I've attended a SQL Saturday. I think the last one was in 2013 in OKC to be exact. I had blogged about that one too, but I think I've lost that post with the split of the websites. At anyrate, it was...

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Keeping up with the blog

When in doubt, just answer a tweet I'll admit, there is so much information out there on SQL, being a DBA, career development, and such that I have a hard time keeping up with it. I find it difficult to keep up with blog posts, twitter, and syndications while I'm...

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Procedure vs Technique

Procedure and Technique One of the things I do when I workout, or drive alone, is to listen to podcasts. One of the podcasts I subscribe to is the Art of Charm, which they describe themselves as providing social skills training for Top Performers. In short, they talk...

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Reflection, Goals, and Moving Forward

It's amazing how time seems to fly, especially between blog posts. I've known I needed to post a blog for awhile, I've even thought of a few different topics. Alas, the execution has not been very good on my part. One of those things I hope to do a better job of going...

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SSMS 2016 – Updates

SSMS 2016 By now we all know that with SQL2016, SSMS was broken out and granted a life of its own. Meaning, that now it'll get updated on a semi regular basis. Unlike the days of old where the only time SSMS might get updated is when a new version of SQL was released....

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