Data Field Day #1

When I accepted my invitation to Data Field Day #1, I took some time to thing about how I wanted to blog about this event. I made the decision early on that I wanted to do a prep post about Read More …

Building your own VM Lab Part 1: The Project and Prep Work

As data professionals, we have to constantly keep up with an ever changing landscape of technology. Sure, you can read all of the blog posts and books as they are written, but it helps if you have a place where Read More …

90 Days to MCSA Program: How come you’re not already doing this?

I hope your answer was “Josh, I haven’t heard of that program, but please tell me more.” . Well I would be glad to. 90 Days to MCSA is the brain child of the great people in the “Born to Read More …

SQL Saturday #192

Today I have had the great opportunity to attend SQL Saturday #192 in Tampa, FL. This is probably one of the best lineups of speakers I have seen for a SQL Saturday event. With great representation from across the PASS Read More …

Deploying database changes to multiple databases Part 1: Cursors

As a DBA, no matter where you work, there will come a time that you will need to deploy changes to multiple databases at a time. If you are lucky, it will be the same change, multiple times. For me, Read More …

SQL Server 2012 #SpecialOpsTour – Jacksonville Blog Series

Today, Microsoft’s #SpecialOpsTour rolled in to Jacksonville. Just in case you are not familiar with the event, allow me to explain. The #SpecialOpsTour is a traveling seminar that goes over the new features of SQL Server 2012. This blog series Read More …

What are CTE’s?

I was chatting with someone last week and they wanted to know how much or how little I knew about T-SQL. They asked me what a CTE was. Now for a lot of people who have been around T-SQL for Read More …

SQL University

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I am at a point in my career development where I have narrowed myself down to either becoming a DBA or a Business Intelligence Developer. As I was doing more research in to Read More …