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 …

New Adventures in Life

I have been honored with some great opportunities in my career. The work I’ve done across multiple industries (higher education, manufacturing, software, etc.) has allowed me to become a very well rounded professional. I have had the opportunity to work Read More …

Code On the Beach 2013

I had the great honor of speaking at Code on the Beach this past weekend, August 16th-18th. If you’re not familiar, which I wouldn’t be surprised because this was the first ever, is a developers’ conference in Jacksonville, Florida that Read More …

My Summer Speaking Tour

Every year, like a lot of people, I sit down and make some goals for myself professionally. Some people do it in a more structured manner. I’ve heard of people who actually have a notebook that they write their goals 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 2: Powershell

Here we are again. A little longer since Part 1 than I wanted to be, but I’ll do my best to make it worthwhile. When we spoke last, I said there were certain times when a TSQL cursor won’t work 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 …

New Year, New Opportunities, New Challenges

With the new year has come new opportunity for myself and my family. I am excited to announce that I have accepted a position in Jacksonville, FL as a Database Administrator. This is a great opportunity for me professionally to Read More …