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Microsoft Ignite Recap

Last week was the inaugural Microsoft Ignite conference, or as I like to call it: Microsoft TechEd R2. It took place in Chicago and I was fortunate enough to have my company (SolarWinds) send me to work our booth on the exhibit hall floor. I...

Enterprise Data World 2015 Recap

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend Enterprise Data World in Washington DC. I was not just at EDW as an attendee, I was also presenting two sessions. Since it was my first EDW that meant I had no idea what to expect either as an...

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What I’m Bringing To PASS Summit 2014

Tomorrow I fly West to Seattle, heading to the Microsoft MVP Summit for Sunday and Monday followed by the PASS Summit on Tuesday through Friday. I usually try to write some type of Summit preview post but time was short this year. Instead I decided...

TechEd 2014 Recap
TechEd 2014 Recap

Last week in Houston Microsoft held their annual TechEd North America conference. I attended for the 5th consecutive year, and the 3rd consecutive that I was asked to be a speaker. I delivered two sessions, Cardinality Estimates in SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server on Microsoft Azure Virtual...