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March 23, 2011  3:26 PM

PASS Summit 2011

Posted by: Colin Smith
SQL Skills, Summit, Training

This is the last week to get 40% off your registration to the PASS Summit. I was able to attend the summit in 2010 and it was fantastic. The community really comes out and does a lot of knowledge...

February 23, 2011  4:14 PM

SQL Saturday #47 Phoenix Review

Posted by: Colin Smith
Review, sql saturday 47, Training

Again as I have said the first SQL Saturday in Phoenix was held this past weekend on the 19th of February.This was also my first SQL Saturday that I have attended so keep...

January 29, 2011  8:00 AM

Powershell Formatting

Posted by: Colin Smith
Formatting, Powershell, Scripting, Training, Webcast

I did not get to see this during the live presentation but I am looking forward to seeing it especially after hearing some co-workers talk about it. If you have the time check it out. I am sure it is going to be great.

January 28, 2011  9:00 PM

Free SQLSkills Training Results

Posted by: Colin Smith
Contest, SQLSkills, Training

Well I did not win any free training but I would still like to thanks SQLSkills for all that they do and for offering a great contest with a fantastic prize. I hope that they do this again as I think it is a great opportunity for any DBA. I would like to...

January 25, 2011  6:02 PM

Free Training Contest

Posted by: Colin Smith
MSSQL, Training

Who wants some free training? I know I do and that is why my last post was what it was. Here is a link to the competition. Get in and get your post done today for your chance to win some Awesome Training.

January 21, 2011  7:02 PM

SQLskills Training: Why I need it.

Posted by: Colin Smith
SQL Admin, Training

About three years ago I became a DBA. This was not by design and I never set out to be a DBA. I started out at a help desk, worked my way into a techshop (Working on deploying and repairing laptops and desktops for the company), and then finally got to what I thought my end game was, a Windows...

December 28, 2010  3:00 PM

PASS Summit DVD’s are here!!!

Posted by: Colin Smith
DVD's, PASS, Seesions, Summit, Training

Today I came back into my office after being out for a couple of weeks. One week I was traveling for work and then I was on Vacation for a week and that was nice. Well when I got back to my desk I had a package sitting on my desk and I thought "hmmm what could that be?" I opened it up and it was my...

July 28, 2010  10:00 AM

SQL Saturday 47 Phoenix

Posted by: Colin Smith
SQL Saturday, Training

SQL Saturday in Phoenix was originally scheduled for July 17th but it was put on hold. I am not sure of a new date at this time but I hear that the organizers are looking at sometime in February. This will be a better time of year for Phoenix to get attendees and speakers to come out. It is just so...

May 25, 2010  2:38 PM

SSAS Class

Posted by: Colin Smith
DBA, Education, SSAS, Training

I recently attended a deep dive bootcamp course in SQL Server Analysis Services. The class was geered more towards developers but it gave me a better understanding of what a cube is and how it works. The part that I was most interested in was the security portion and the 2008 version gives us a lot...

April 21, 2010  3:51 PM

SQL Saturday 47 Phoenix Session

Posted by: Colin Smith
Powershell, SQL Saturday, Training

Well I have done it now. After a Debate with a few people on twitter talking about whether or not Powershell is worth the time to learn I decided I would do a session about it. Why a DBA needs to know Powershell. It will be a basic 100 level session about what powershell is, how to install and...

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