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Notes From the PASS Summit Keynote

Well, here we are, another PASS Summit behind us. Each Summit is special to me, in different ways. It's like having children; you love each of them but for different reasons and in different ways....

Help Keep PASS Summit Awesome for Everyone

Earlier this week I saw this post from Chris Webb (blog | @technitrain) regarding a session he is delivering at the upcoming PASS Summit. When I read the abstract there was one section that jumped out at me (emphasis mine): If you’ve been to PASS Summit before, you know that social media...

PASS Summit 2015 Preview

The air is getting colder, I'm seeing pumpkins on the front steps, and the PASS Summit is happening at the end of the month. Together that can mean only one thing: It's time for the PASS Summit preview! In less then three weeks I will head to Seattle to attend my twelfth consecutive PASS...

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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 to share something else with...

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BAC To The Future!

Yesterday I talked about the Accidental Architect. Today I want to add some additional thoughts.There is a reason why we end up gravitating towards careers as DBAs or architects: natural curiosity. We want to know how something works. We want to do our best to ensure that a system is...

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Things I Didn’t Do For the MCM Lab Exam

Not everyone consumes information in the same exact way.So whenever I hear about people that say "here's how you should study" it bothers me because they aren't taking the time to know what works best for the individual.That's how I shared my MCM prep tips last week; I told you...