SQL MCM

Rebooting the MCM Program Using an RV and an Endless Supply of Chicken Wings

Rebooting the MCM Program Using an RV and an Endless Supply of Chicken Wings

Last week Microsoft killed their Certified Masters program, essentially making my glass trophy as worthless as…well…a trophy in a bookcase. Today there was a phone call with Microsoft Learning and 250 lucky MCM participants. The result of the phone call? Just more frustration for everyone. What I was hoping for was to hear details about(…)

Microsoft Certified Masters: What Problem Were They Trying To Solve?

Microsoft Certified Masters: What Problem Were They Trying To Solve?

I awoke last Saturday morning to see some emails describing a change to the Microsoft Certified Master’s program. I didn’t pay them much mind because I knew the program was changing slightly. They had already played the game of alphabet soup recently by calling us MCSM instead of MCM so I assumed this email was(…)

Why Windows Azure SQL Database May Be Right For You

Why Windows Azure SQL Database May Be Right For You

Grande. Bold. No room. It’s my standard order when at Starbucks. Despite there being thousands of ways to have my coffee prepared I prefer the simplest. It’s probably why I enjoy working with Windows Azure SQL Database (WASD) so much. The number of configuration options we have with WASD is limited. By limiting the options(…)

Upgrading To SQL 2012: Ten Things You Don’t Want To Miss

Upgrading To SQL 2012: Ten Things You Don’t Want To Miss

Many novice administrators make the common mistake of believing that the upgrade process for a database server is as easy as pressing a few buttons. While you can certainly click “Next, Next, Finish” and consider your task to be complete the truth is that the upgrade process is often considerably more complex. A proper upgrade(…)

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