Free SQL Performance Scripts

This is why I love Twitter to keep up with the #SQLFamily. A question was asked by Chrissy LeMaire about scripts that Microsoft PFEs use…


SQL Saturday Pittsburgh

Made a quick stop at SQL Saturday Pittsburgh to deliver my presentation on getting SQL Certified. The room I was supposed to present in had…


Goodbye Ignite

Last day at Microsoft Ignite. It was so much fun even though I can no longer feel my feet. I probably talked to a thousand…


Universal Studios

Closing party for Ignite and Microsoft rented out Universal Studios just for me and 25,000 of my closest friends. Just remember that to get to…


MVP Ignite

This weekend will be my one year anniversary as an MVP on Data Platform and the first year I am on the wall at Ignite….


Krewe 2017

Noon on Tuesday at Ignite always means Krewe photo time at the New Horizons booth. My fourth year and fourth photo. I always seem to…


MODE Party

Yes, it is another Ignite Party, this time for MODE members. Since I am apparently a Microsoft One Drive Expert, I should probably share with…


MCT Day 2017

So much fun catching up with the MCT family today. Started off with a great lunch and ended the night with a great party at Margaritaville….


CompTIA SME

Working on a project this week for CompTIA as a Subject Matter Expert. Not sure how much I can share, but it has been an…


SQL Saturday – Wausau

After all the SQL Saturday events I’ve attended, I finally won something. I will definitely be watching many of these recordings. However, I did have…


Farewell Cassini

After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is nearing the end of its journey of exploration. Today, the spacecraft will make its final approach…


What is SQL Saturday?

I talk a lot about SQL Saturday events. My friend Tamera Clark is starting a blog series to explain exactly what SQL Saturday is all about,…


College Update: Accounting

Finished with the Accounting course. It was not as difficult as it should have been, but forcing myself to read the material made it take longer…


MCT Ambassador

Very excited to once again be selected as an MCT Certification Ambassador for Microsoft Ignite in Orlando. Stop by and say hello. I will be working…


Data Visualization Exams

Today I finsished taking the two Data Vizualization BETA exams. Together these two exams will earn an MCSA on Business Intelligence Reporting. I can see…


Fall Tour 2017

Finished scheduling travel plans for the next two months and am very excited. I will check Wyoming and South Dakota off my bucket list, as…


Lessons on Unconscious Bias

With the current events, I thought it would be good idea to link to this Microsoft eCourse that will help in deeping an understanding of…


SQL Saturday in Review

Another SQL Saturday in Indianapolis has finished and I am both exhausted and excited that we were able to have such a successful event. The…


T-SQL Tuesday 93

It is time again for T-SQL Tuesday and this month is being hosted by Kendra Little.  T-SQL Tuesday is a SQL Server community blog party. Feel free…