Azure in a Month of Lunches

More than 100 Azure services offer everything you need to build and run your applications with all the performance, redundancy, security, and scale that the…


PASS Summit 2018 Speaker

Once again I had a great time at the PASS Summit this week. I was definitely nervous as this was my first time speaking at…


70-765 SQL Admin Exam

I finally passed the 70-765 exam. This finished up the MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification and also re-earned the MCSE: Data Management and Analytics…


SpecTECHular recordings

Recordings are now available from the October 12th New Horizons SpecTECHular event. You can find my session on “The Vocabulary of Performance Tuning” here.


SQL Saturday Pittsburgh #770

Another weekend and another SQL Saturday. This is my third year speaking at the Pittsburgh SQL Saturday. It is one of the smaller events, but…


New Microsoft Certifications Announced

Today at Ignite, Microsoft announced six new job role–based certifications with associated training to verify the skills of the next wave of digital leaders. Microsoft Certified: Azure…


New Azure Role-Based Exams

As of September 24th, 2018, there are two Associate level certifications and one Expert level certification available. Each of these certifications will require two exams…


Enrique Lima Award 2018

Completely shocked, surprised, and speechless to be awarded the annual Enrique Lima – MCT Community Service Award for 2018. The award was presented by Allison…


Ignite MCT Ambassador 2018

If you are going to Microsoft Ignite next week and want to learn about Microsoft Certifications or how to become an MCT, I will be…