When you think summer vacation this year, think #SQLVacation!

I've been telling you about the SQLCruise for a long time now. When I attend the SQLCruise, it's usually in January/February. And I still attest that one of the best ways to spend a week of your summer is on the SQLCruise like mi amigo, Aaron Bertrand (b | t) is doing in the Mediterranean next week. But a winter break isn't in the cards for many of us. Time to load up the Wally Wagon! Barring a summer cruise, there are a multitude of great vacations awaiting us. This summer, we at SQL Sentry have decided to do a fun riff on the National Lampoon Vacation movies starring Chevy … [Read more...]

Vote Now for the 2010 SQLServerPedia Awards!

As a way of recognizing and thanking it's contributors, SQLServerPedia is holding annual awards for the best blog posts syndicated on the site from November 2009 – October 2010. Editors Iain Kick (blog | twitter), Jeremiah Peschka (blog | twitter), and myself have scoured SQLServerPedia.com to find the most informative and useful posts across a wide range of categories that were posted over the last year. Please click below to cast your vote.: http://sqlserverpedia.com/awards/ Get your friends/kids/colleagues to vote too! Voting opens today (November 1st) and closes November 8th.  … [Read more...]

See You in St Louis, and then London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and York, UK

Good grief, there's a lot of travel in my immediate future.  <sigh ... deep breath> It'll be exhausting and it'll be hard to lose so much time with the family.  But if I'm able to avoid travel mishaps, it'll be fun. Meet Me In St. Louis I'll be speaking in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, September 14th for their mid-day meeting.  The details, as I have them, are: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 1-4pm Location: Microsoft St. Louis Office, Three City Place Drive, Suite 1100, St. Louis, MO … [Read more...]