PASS Summit 2014… 10 Year Milestone!

November 1, 2014

This year I’m celebrating my 10th anniversary of both attending and speaking at PASS Summit, and therefore it seems appropriate to mark this milestone with a reflection of what PASS Summit means to me. My ten years have not been consecutive. My very first Summit was in 2002. At the time, I worked for a […]


From Reporting Services Rookie to Rockstar

October 7, 2013
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One week from today, I will be conducting a pre-conference workshop at PASS Summit 2013, “From Reporting Services Rookie to Rockstar.” The official abstract provides a brief description of the workshop: Join this introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services, designed specifically for report developers who have no prior experience with the product, and learn how […]


On Reaching the Summit – PASS Summit 2013 That Is

August 27, 2013
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[Note: This is repost from May 22, 2013, due to technical issues on this blog.] Each year I participate in a variety of public events, including conferences, user groups, SQL Saturdays, and webinars of all kinds. (This year, indeed next week, I’m going to an event that is part of a cruise – SQLCruise!) Through […]


One Database to Rule Them All? Not Yet…

May 13, 2013
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The holy grail these days seems to be to get all the data into a unifying database – with relational and NoSQL camps each trying to come out the winner. Meanwhile, you’ve got data to gather, manage, and analyze, and that typically means you’ve got to use different types of storage. To get the most […]


We are (SQL) Family! (T-SQL Tuesday #36)

November 13, 2012

I started my morning perusing a couple of blog posts about the recent PASS Summit which got me thinking about the SQL Community and how much I appreciate it. Then I realized the theme of this month’s T-SQL Tuesday hosted by Chris Yates (Blog| Twitter) and knew I had to join in and share my […]