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An Open Letter To SQLSaturday & User Group Organizers

Dear event organizers;  While this letter is directed at the SQL Server community the points I present here are valid in other situations.   The SQL Community One of the things that makes SQL Server stand out so much from other products (not just RDBMS) is the level of support and caring that it receives […]

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Speaking at SQLRally

I was fortunate enough to have one of my favorite sessions chosen for PASS SQLRally 2012 in Dallas. I’ll be there presenting “PowerShell: Are you checking out my profile?” I’ve given this presenation a couple of times in the past and it’s always been a lot of fun as it generally creates a lot of […]

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Presenting at SQLSaturday #89–Atlanta

I’m very excited to be going to Atlanta on September 17th and presenting at the SQL Saturday event being held there. I was lucky enough to get two submissions accepted.   Centralized auditing of permissions with SQL Server As a DBA it can be a challenge to know who has permissions to what SQL instances […]

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Speaking At PASS Summit 2011

I’ll be speaking at the PASS Summit 2011 coming up in just over a month. “Wait…what?” I hear you say, “you said in your blog post http://sirsql.net/blog/2011/6/20/not-presenting-at-pass-summit-2011.html that you were not going to be presenting”.   Well a couple of weeks ago PASS opened up the opportunity for folks to submit lightning sessions (5 minute talks […]

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Not Presenting At PASS Summit 2011

Sadly neither of the two sessions that I submitted for the PASS Summit 2011 were chosen and so I won’t be presenting. I’m not going to claim that I am not disappointed because I am. I felt that I had a really good chance of being chosen, but when there are 649 abstract submitted and […]

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Speakers Third Rule

You’ve mastered the first rule and have submitted a session to present at a SQLSaturday, local user group or at your office, excellent. Your presentation is written, all the details are there…slides, demos and you’ve got your patter. You’ve followed the second rule and the presentation is all you. What’s next? Practice makes perfect   […]

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Speakers Second Rule

After writing a post for Un-SQL Friday on the first rule of speaking I decided that it would make quite a good series of posts, so here’s my second rule of speaking: Find your own voice   What do I mean by this? As an analogy when I first started out blogging I tried to […]

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