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November 26, 2010  8:00 PM

SQL Saturday 47 Phoenix

Posted by: Colin Smith
Education, PASS, SQL Saturday, SQL Saturday #47

So, I hope that you have all heard that SQL Saturday Phoenix is back on!! The event was postponed originally because the weather here in Phoenix is so HOT in July. So the Event is now set for Saturday February 19th at

November 22, 2010  3:13 PM

People at PASS

Posted by: Colin Smith
Education, Networking, PASS, PASS Summit

I thought I would focus this post on the People that were at the PASS Summit. Really not much to say except the people are a huge part about why my PASS Summit experience was so great. I mean you obviously have access to many smart people like MS employees and some great MVP's. That alone is great...

November 17, 2010  4:14 PM

My Pass Summit Experience

Posted by: Colin Smith
Education, PASS, PASS Summit

The Pass Summit 2010 was my first Pass Summit and to put it in to just a few words, IT WAS AWESOME!!!! I have never been in an environment like that before and I am looking forward to the next Summit already. If you have never been to the Summit it really is just amazing. So many smart people in...

October 29, 2010  12:00 PM

PASS Streaming Key Notes

Posted by: Colin Smith

If you can not get to the SUMMIT this year you may want to watch the streaming keynotes. PASS is awesome to do this and if I was not going to be there in person I would be watching. So here is a link to register to watch.

March 30, 2010  2:50 AM

The SQL Server Community

Posted by: Colin Smith
Help, PASS, SQL Admin, SQL community

As you know, I am pretty new to being a DBA and new to the community of SQL Server. I come from a background of being a Windows Administrator and I can say, that I never really found a lot of support from a community. I really never found a community to ask for support. I can honestly say that is...

March 12, 2010  5:28 PM

Phoenix SQL Saturday

Posted by: Colin Smith
DBA, MS SQL Server, PASS, SQL Saturday

Like I said in my last post, I attended my first users group and it was announced that a SQL Saturday is in the early planning stages. I am excited about this and since I am so excited I contacted Samson Loo, who is the one that made the anouncement, to see if I could help and also if I could post...

March 12, 2010  11:30 AM

First SQL Servers User Group Meeting

Posted by: Colin Smith

Last night I attended my first SQL Servers Users Group here in Phoenix. I a so happy that we have one. It was a good meeting, I arrived and apperantly the speaker that was supposed to present was sick and could not make it. Luckily for us, the meetings are help at the MS offices here, and a MS...

March 12, 2010  10:00 AM

SQL Server Users Group

Posted by: Colin Smith
Community, Education, Networking, PASS, Training

Tonight I am going to be attending my first SQL Server Users Group here in Phoenix. Here is a link to the Groups site if you would like to join us for future meetings. I am really looking forward to it. Tonight,...

January 28, 2010  10:30 AM


Posted by: Colin Smith

It has been confirmed. I will be at the upcoming PASS SUMMIT in November. I am very excited to get there and learn some new things and meet some new people. I also have my first SQL Server Users group coming up early next month. All very exciting to me. Now I really need to get moving on my...

January 18, 2010  6:34 PM

PASS Summit

Posted by: Colin Smith
Education, MS SQL, MS SQL Admin, MSSQL Server, PASS, PASS Summit

I am trying to get my company to pay for me to attend the PASS Summit 2010 in Seattle Washington. I am still pretty new in the world of Databases but I think that attending the Summit would be very good for...

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