I freely admit it – I’m a sluggard. I should be blogging a couple times per week and tweeting in between. But, for some unknown reason, April has been a tough month to get this in gear. Hence, I’m putting out an omnibus post to cover all of the stuff I’ve been up to, instead of the one-off’s I usually post when I’ve got something new to mention.
Isn’t it funny how life gets in the way of the stuff we want and intend to do? As they say – “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”, or was that Detroit? But I digress.
A New Translation!
I don’t like to toot my own horn. [sarcasm on] You can tell that I’m completely honest when I say that since I have a couple blogs and a twitter account. [sarcasm off] But one thing I’m really proud of is how popular SQL in a Nutshell is. It’s now translated into approximately eight languages, with Russian being the newest language:
I also had the pleasure of working with another translator and I’m looking forward to having a copy of the book in simplified Chinese soon too!
Lots of Speaking Events Coming!
There will be more details on my Events page soon, but here’s the run down on what’s just around the corner:
- May 4; recording a spot for TechNet Radio
- May 13-14; Louisville, KY; Two sessions – SQL Server Internals & Architecture, and Ten Things DBAs Want .NET Developers to Know
- May 20; 24 Hours of PASS; Top 10 Mistakes on SQL Server
- May 22; Indianapolis, IN; SQL Server Internals & Architecture
- June 7-11; Microsoft TechEd Conference in New Orleans, LA; Birds of a Feather and Ask The Experts
- June 23; Knoxville, TN; ditto the Indy event
- Aug 5-7; DevLink in Nashville, TN; several sessions throughout the conference
I also have three “Pain of the Week” webcasts schedule with Quest over the next couple months, with great co-hosts like Buck Woody and Grant Fritchey. The sessions aren’t officially scheduled yet, but you can find them here.
Also, a big thanks to the local PASS chapter in Houston for the warm welcome they put out when I spoke there on April 12 and to the fine folks in Chicago for their awesome SQL Saturday on April 17th.
New Articles and Session Recordings
I had a couple new articles come out last month which I either wrote or added commentary too, including Master Data Services could spur SQL Server 2008 R2 migrations appearing at SearchSQLServer.com.
The PASS DBA Virtual Chapter just posted a recording of my session on SQL Server Internals and Architecture.
And don’t forget about the incredibly popular Quest vConference that Brent, Ari, and I did on troubleshooting and performance tuning using SQL Server DMV’s. You can get the code samples, download the slides, and rate the presentations at http://questkb.com/live and/or http://www.vconferenceonline.com/shows/spring10/quest/conference/ondemand.asp