I don’t yet know which presentation I’m doing. Hopefully, I’ll find out by the end of the week. (Update: It appears that I will be doing my presentation about ‘blogging. This is a brand-new presentation — so new, in fact, that I haven’t even finished my PowerPoint slides yet!)
Click the above link to register for the event. Hope to see you in my home turf in July!
End of support for SQL Server 2008 is almost here (ends in July!), which means it’s time to take flight on your migration strategy.
But, do you have a plan in place? What approach should you take to ensure a smooth transition?
To guide you through these questions, PASS, Microsoft, and Intel® have teamed up for a series of expert-led events, giving you all the tools you need to get to the final destination—a modern data platform.
And… because this year’s Philadelphia SQL Saturday falls on May 4, attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Star Wars garb. Yes, I intend to participate. No, I’m not saying how. You’ll just have to wait until May 4 to find out!
So if you’re interested in databases, data science, technology, professional development, or just want to hang out with a bunch of computer geeks, and you’re in southeastern Pennsylvania or southern New Jersey a week from Saturday, go register on their site, and we’ll see you there. May the fourth be with you!
I was going to write about something else and just happened to see a tweet from Grant Fritchey that prompted a change in topics.
I’ve written in the past about good and bad password and security polices. And yes, often bad security can be worse than no security, but generally no security is the worst option of all.
Grant’s comment reminded me of two incidents I’ve been involved with over the years that didn’t end well for others.
In the first case, during the first dot-com bubble, I was asked to partake in the due diligence of a company we were looking to acquire. I expected to spend a lot of time on the project, but literally spent about 30 minutes before I sent an email saying it wasn’t worth going further.
Like all dot-com companies, they had a website. That is after all, sort of a requirement to…
This is a reminder that our April CASSUG meeting will take place on Monday, April 8, 5:30 pm, in the Datto (formerly Autotask) cafeteria!
Our guest speaker is Monica Rathbun! Her talk is entitled: Performance Tuning, Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck!
Note that our meeting location has moved! Datto/Autotask is now located at 33 Tech Valley Drive. Please do not map this address at this time, as most online maps have not yet been updated. Drive past the old building all the way to the end, where the new building is located! Refer to the map below for the new location.
This coming Saturday, March 30, I will be speaking at SQL Saturday #813, Buston (BI Edition)! This is my first SQL Saturday for 2019, and it will be the third time since last September that I will be speaking in the Microsoft facility in Burlington, MA!
SQL Saturday is always a great time! It’s a great opportunity for free training, and it’s also a great networking event — you have an opportunity to meet a number of SQL Server and other data industry experts, as well as a chance to meet other peers within your profession!