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July 21, 2011  10:17 PM

Free SQL Server Training every week

Posted by: Colin Smith
Free, SQL Server, Training

BrentOzarPLF is has started a new thing that they are calling Technology Triage Tuesdays. This is great and the first one is online at These guys are great and I thank them...

June 29, 2011  6:00 PM

MS Cert Test prices go up on the 1st

Posted by: Colin Smith
Certification, Training

Just a quick reminder that if you want to get an MS Certification you need to get it on the books by the first or you will be paying an additional $25.00 staring on July 1st. So get out there and get it done. Thanks

June 23, 2011  4:33 PM


Posted by: Colin Smith
AZ POSH, POSH, Powershell, Training

The Arizona Powershell users group has started posting meeting videos online. this is very cool because I usually do not have the ability to get to the meetings but I would love to see the content. So far the content has been great and I really hope that they can continue to post these for us....

June 23, 2011  8:00 AM

PASS Summit Disappointment

Posted by: Colin Smith
PASS Summit, Speaking, Training

Last week I was notified that my submission to speak at the PASS SUMMIT was not accepted. I am bummed out about it very much. This means that I will not be attending the SUMMIT this year and I really wanted to go. I just can not get work to pay for the SUMMIT and all the travel since I am also...

May 26, 2011  9:00 PM

Training plan

Posted by: Colin Smith
Do it yourself, Training

So like I said before, I am lucky and my boss sees value in sending me to training and I do my best to show off that the training works by improving things when I get back. Training can help save the company money in the long term for sure. One thing that I told my boss is that if it costs 5k to...

May 26, 2011  5:20 PM


Posted by: Colin Smith

Today a coworker of mine forwarded a blog post to me and it is very well done and very interesting. If you work in a company that does not have training budget or just says that the cost of training is too high, you might want to send this to your boss. I am lucky and my company is willing to...

May 21, 2011  9:00 PM

PASS Sumit changing venue

Posted by: Colin Smith
PASS, PASS Summit, Training

A few days ago PASS announced that the 2013 Summit will be in Charlotte NC. This is great news, in my opinion. I have only been to one Summit and it was AWESOME and I recommend it to any SQL Server pro out there no matter what level you are at. I had such a great time but I do not think that I will...

April 22, 2011  10:00 AM

PASS Summit Abstract

Posted by: Colin Smith
PASS Summit, Sessions, Speaking, Training

Today I finished my abstract for my "Powershell for the DBA" session for the PASS Summit. I am very hopeful that I will get the opportunity to speak at Summit as I will not be attending this year if I am not. Also presenting is a lot of fun and I would love to speak at a larger forum. This session...

March 30, 2011  4:47 PM

SQL Saturday #73

Posted by: Colin Smith
Powershell, SQL Saturday #73, Training

Call for speakers has closed and the schedule is up. Looks like it will be a fantastic event and I am excited to be a part of it. Check out the SQL Saturday #73 Home page and look for yourself. It is a free day of training with some great...

March 26, 2011  12:13 AM

Free E-Books

Posted by: Colin Smith
Free Books, Free Training, Training

I just found some killer free E-Books from Redgate here. So I just found these and have not looked at them in depth yet but I am looking forward to the SQL...

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