Time for a change

This will be my last post on this blog, I am leaving Microsoft tomorrow.  After 14 years working for a great company with great people, I need a change of scenery.  I hope the information I have provided here has been of some use to you folks, and I wish you all the best in…

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SQL PASS Community Summit 2011

Hi all, One of the things I write about in this blog is how toget help from the Community of SQL Server users and experts, and also theimportance of conferences and networking. One of the most important conferencesof the year for SQL Server professionals is the SQL PASS Community Summit. Thisyear it will be held…

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Locks Unlocked

I’m likely not the first person clever enough to use this title, but as requested, this post will delve into Locks and try and explain them in a simple fashion. Simply put, you Lock data in a database to keep multiple operations from occurring on the same data at the same time – for example,…

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Where to post your questions in Microsoft Forums

Hi all, As some of you know, I manage about 120 MSDN and TechNet Forums for our division.  One thing I see constantly is questions that are asked in the wrong forum, and this never results in a high probability of getting an answer to your question, and getting an answer is what everyone wants! …

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What gives you trouble when learning SQL Server?

I’ve written a few posts about some of the bigger topics in learning SQL Server.  Now I’d like to hear from you – is there a particular area that you have trouble learning, due to poor documentation, unclear understanding of what the particular technology does, etc.?  Please leave a comment letting me know what area(s)…

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The MVP Summit 2011

It has been a while since I posted, and I know I am not supposed to apologize for being absent in my blogging duties according to The Rules of Blogging.  But, I will tell you what I was doing, and with whom, and that may help you to learn SQL Server a bit better, believe…

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