Indexes: just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!

I've decided to create a new series of posts – just because you can, doesn't mean you should! These are going to go in a new category called "Just because" and I've already got a few lined up in this series. The first one is one I've spoken about often and one that's near/dear to […]

Important non-SQL request: Help save polar bears in Russia!

Last year Paul and I had the pleasure of taking an amazing adventure into the Arctic with Heritage Expeditions on the Spirit of Enderby (Professor Khromov). In addition to seeing a ton of wildlife (polar bears, arctic fox, walrus, puffins, whales, etc.) we were fortunate enough to meet some of the local experts who have spent […]

Immersion Event Series – 4 Weeks – August 2011

As many of you know, we’ve changed our Immersion Event courses to more closely match the requirements of the Microsoft Certified Masters – SQL Server 2008 certification. No, the exams are NOT part of the training. And, NO, you don’t need to be aiming for certification to benefit greatly from the training. Being a master […]

Our February Immersion Event in Dallas, TX – Final Wrap-up

OK, I've written about our February Immersion Event in two other recent posts: What a week for our first Immersion Event on Internals and Performance Our February Immersion Event in Dallas, TX – What did the attendees think? Sadly, this is going to be my last post about our February Immersion Event on Internals and […]

Our February Immersion Event in Dallas, TX – What did the attendees think?

I love this shot! I told everyone to do something fun and this is what I got… What a great group! (Well, except for Paul. I'm sure that's intended for me!! :)) This particular Immersion Event ran from February 21 through 25 in Dallas, TX and I've done a write up from our perspective here: What […]

Please don’t create a painful slide deck

OK, I know that a lot of you know where I was this week… yes, the MVP Summit. I absolutely love getting together with so many friends that I don't regularly see… This is by far, my favorite part about this annual event. Yes, I know I get access to cool information about upcoming technologies […]

What a week for our first Immersion Event on Internals and Performance

This post is from OUR perspective. The next one I'm going to do is from our attendee feedback!  Last week was our first week delivering a new style of Immersion Event. And, now that the class has finished, we're really happy with our decisions on content and naming. The name was new because we had […]