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 […]

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 […]

We <3 you too!

Just today, Jen McCown (blog|twitter) of the Midnight DBA team blogged about their recent poll – who in the SQL community "does it right" in terms of community involvement. What's great is that the results were just published and SQLskills has come in second to SQL Sentry for community involvement. This is great news and we're happy […]

Using the VHD for our SQL Server 2008 HOLs

VHD stands for Virtual Hard Drive. A VHD is created with/by programs such as Virtual PC, Virtual Server, Hyper-V, etc. and there's a standard format associated with them. If you’re interested in reading more about VHDs, check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHD_(file_format). To use a VHD you need to have a program installed to "host" it. Think of […]

Exciting news about our upcoming Master Immersion Events in Dallas, TX

We’re getting very close to our start date for our first "Master Immersion Event" and in planning, organizing and handling all of the event details – wow, there's a lot of work involved! However, we've had so much fun at these events that it ends up making it all worth it when they come together […]

Compete for a free seat -> the winner has been chosen!

Wow. Choosing a winner was REALLY hard. We really struggled. We read all posts separately – chose our favorites and then came back together (re-reading many) and choosing our top 6. You can read all about it in Paul's post here: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/PAUL/post/So-why-do-you-want-to-come-to-our-training-And-the-winner-is.aspx. Thanks to everyone for having submitted – we're really looking forward to a […]

Master Immersion Event Content – Blog and WIN!

Paul has just blogged about this contest here: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/PAUL/post/Master_Immersion_Event_Competition.aspx. So… may the best man (or woman!) win! Good luck, kt

Do I need to be a master for “master immersion events”?

I've been getting this question a lot lately. I've been asked this mainly because numerous folks have told me that they don't think they're ready for this level of training. Many have even said that they don't think they're ready for the "master immersion events" because they think they're too advanced. This is the part […]

Intense Immersion Events are back – for 2011

As some of you may have seen from Paul's blog, we've started to announce dates and course curriculums for 2011. I’m really excited about these events mostly because we just completed a similar event last week in San Diego, CA. Last week’s event was our last for the year and it couldn’t have gone better […]