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 […]


A Big Data Primer

March 18, 2013
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To gear up for the PASS Business Analytics Conference, the newly launched PASS Business Analytics Virtual Chapter asked me to do a presentation last week, “A Big Data Primer”. Many of us in the SQL Server community have been hearing the use of this term increase, and Microsoft has released HDInsight, both as an Azure […]


Musings on a BI Career: Past and Future

January 3, 2013

I wasn’t going to do it. The whole recap of the year just retired. The goal-setting of the year just arrived. But I did find myself having to plan a few things-plan for customer visits and activities, plan travel for upcoming events, plan time to prepare content for those events, and so on. And as […]