A new blog is born
A new take on an old idea
As if there aren’t already enough blogs around about SQL server I’ve decided to start and build my own. For those of you tortured lucky enough to know me you’ll know exactly how hard the decision has been to start this blog.
I hope this blog will become a place that I can throw random thoughts about with almost reckless abandon. I plan on using this place as a sounding board for ideas as well as a place to store my ideas for use at a later time.
I will likely be focusing more on SQLPASS than on SQL Server troubleshooting itself so, this is where this blog will be different from most. I think SQLPASS could be so much more than it currently is and I intend to do my level best to make that happen
So, welcome to my world, please feel free to look around (theres nothing else here)
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about 4 months ago - No comments
Came across a strange permission issue today that I thought I’d blog about since it is apparently somewhat common judging by the number of unanswered forum posts about it.
Adding/editing or Testing SSRS Datasources in Report Manager generates a permission error
A developer was trying to add a datasource and use “test connection” in the report manager web interface instead of BIDS which, incidentally
about 5 months ago - 2 comments
Welcome New Chapters
This past quarter several new Chapters have joined the PASS community:
Astrakhan .NET & SQL User Group, Russia, led by Yana Kuranova
SQL Professionals of Northwest Nevada, US, led by Christopher Sherrill
Taiwan SQL Server User Group, China, led by Byron Hu and Pohan Chen
Codificando .NET, Sao Paulo, Brazil, led by Erickson Ricci
PASS Beijing, China, led
about 7 months ago - 8 comments
The voters have spoken and I will not be returning to the PASS board as an elected director in 2013. A week ago I wrote a post about campaigning being hard and in it I wrote something that I believe and keep coming back to.
I’ve spent many thousands of hours of my life serving the PASS organization and
about 7 months ago - No comments
Its nearing the end of the road for this years PASS elections cycle and according to the elections timeline, in just a few short hours this years election will be over. Voting will officially end at 12PST tomorrow. To help the inner procrastinator in all of us, heres a link that should tell you when the very last
about 7 months ago - 2 comments
Previously I’ve written about many things I’ve done while on the PASS Board. It’s often easy to take credit as a member of the board for doing things with PASS. The reality though is that there’s always more to it than just deciding to do something, digging in and personally accomplishing some goal. PASS is
about 7 months ago - 4 comments
tl;dr — Disclaimer
I almost didn’t publish this post once I saw what it became as it was too verbose. I couldn’t find a way to shorten it substantially and I didn’t want to break it up. However, I wanted it out there for no other reason than to serve as a crutch to my aging memory.
about 7 months ago - 2 comments
In order to get elected to the PASS Board, Ive twice now been asked to do something that is easily one of the more challenging things I’ve needed to do professionally.
Im a typical DBA type who has never been a fan of self-promotion, Ill happily sit in a corner and give 100% to an effort without looking for any acknowledgement in
about 7 months ago - 3 comments
I’m running for the PASS board of directors again this year
While everyone running for the open Board positions is certainly qualified, I believe I am the best candidate for two primary reasons. First, I have a plan for how I want to evolve the organization. Second, I have a long, well documented history of executing on
about 8 months ago - No comments
PASS Chapters Update
As PASS Director of Chapters, I had my first set of meetings a few weeks ago where every Chapter Leader worldwide was invited and thought I’d write a quick post about it.
Getting up to speed in a new PASS portfolio and having something good to talk about takes time so this meeting took a lot
about 10 months ago - 1 comment
Welcome New Chapters & Regional Mentors
In June & July we had 2 new chapters join the PASS Community
Appleton, Wisconsin Led By Jes Borland
Northern Colorado Led by Erik Disparti
We also have had a lot of new Chapter Leaders join us in existing Chapters and we look forward to helping them keep their chapters thriving.
I’d also like to