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Microsoft Ignite Recap

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 won’t bother you with a review on what Microsoft needs(…)

SQL Server on vSphere Workshop at VMware

SQL Server on vSphere Workshop at VMware

This past week I was fortunate enough to have been selected to take part in an elite SQL Server on vSphere workshop at VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. It was, without a doubt, the finest training event I can recall attending in my life. I’ve written previously, and received negative feedback about, my opinions for(…)

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 Machines: The Important Details with Scott Klein (blog | @SQLScott). As(…)

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