The Multifunctioning DBA:


June 20, 2012  4:18 PM

Catching up and Powershell

Posted by: Colin Smith
Learining, online course, Powershell, Training

This morning I was catching up on some blog reading and I saw this great paragraph from Brent Ozar (blog | twitter) about...

June 4, 2012  2:56 PM

PASS 2012 Sessions

Posted by: Colin Smith
Feedback, PASS, Speaking, Training

This week is the week that hopeful presenters for the 2012 PASS Summit will be notified if they have been selected or not. We should all know by this Friday if we have been chosen to speak, to be an alternate, or just flat out denied, like I was...

April 18, 2012  6:00 PM

SQL Saturday Swag

Posted by: Colin Smith
Powershell, SQL Server, Swag, Training

All, I have just been informed by my good friends at Idera that they will be providing me with two full licenses for there great

April 17, 2012  10:13 PM

SQL Saturday 131

Posted by: Colin Smith
SQL Saturday 131, Training

SQL Saturday is back in Phoenix and it is getting very close. April 28th is the day and man we have a very full lineup and this looks to be a great event. This will be the third SQL Saturday that I have presented at and this looks like it may be the biggest. My session is at the end of the day, not...

March 12, 2012  3:24 PM

Vegas Here I Come

Posted by: Colin Smith
DEV Connections, Training

I was just given the OK to book my attendance at Dev Connections in Las Vegas. I think this is going to be a great event and well, it is in Vegas. Who does not want to go to Vegas. This will be my first time attending a...

February 1, 2012  10:00 AM

SQL Saturday is back in Phoenix

Posted by: Colin Smith
Free Training, SQL Saturday, Training

SQL Saturday is back on in Phoenix. I am excited as I really enjoyed the event last year and I expect that this one will be even better now that the organizers have the first one under there belts. Here is a link to the event home page.

January 30, 2012  7:13 PM

24 HOP sesssion

Posted by: Colin Smith
24 HOP, PASS, Speaking, Training

I have submitted my session for the 24 Hours of Pass. I hope to get selected for this as I was denied for the PASS Summit based on a lack of speaking experience. I am hoping to get some more speaking experience so if I decide to submit again for the Summit that the lack of experience will not be my...

January 13, 2012  8:00 AM

SQL Server on VM Training

Posted by: Colin Smith
SQL Server, Training

Not too long ago I was lucky enough to get my work to pay for a training session about SQL Server running on VM. The reason I was able to get this is that my shop was having some latency issues in our SQL Server VM's.  It took us a long time but we finally tracked down the issue right before the...

August 18, 2011  8:47 PM


Posted by: Colin Smith
DBA, SQL Server, SQLSkills, Training

I am way behind on doing this post as well as the series that I would like to do about the IE1 Class that I attended in August. First and foremost I have to say that this is the BEST TRAINING I have ever had. I have been to other training classes for other RDBMS's but this is BY FAR the BEST I have...

July 26, 2011  5:45 PM

SQLSkills Training

Posted by: Colin Smith
SQLSkills, Training

Just got my reminder from the hotel about my stay starting this Sunday for the SQLSkills immersion event. I am very excited for this and can not wait to get there. I have a lot going on at the office and I think that this training will help me better deal with some of what I have going on. Also...

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