So You’re On A Deserted Island With WiFi and you’re still on the clock at work. Okay, so not a very good situational exercise here, but let’s roll with it; we’ll call it a virtual deserted island. Perhaps what I should simply ask is if you had a month without any walk-up work, no projects due, no performance issues that require you to devote time from anything other than a wishlist of items you’ve been wanting to get accomplished at work but keep getting pulled away from I ask this question: what would be the top items that would get your attention?
Learn More About vSphere
A couple of weeks ago VMware released there next version of ESX complete with new branding. The new product is vSphere 4.0 and it has a ton of new features. I’d love to be able to spend some time learning more about the new features as well as the best way to upgrade an ESX 3.5 Cluster to vSphere 4.0. Then I would be able to upgrade our production cluster to vSphere 4.0.
Learn more about SSAS
SQL Analysis Services is a part of SQL Server that I don’t know much about. I’d love to be able to sit down and spend some time learning more about it, and how I can leverage it to find ways to make more sales.
Get more work done on my open source projects
For a while now my work has been stalled on the two open source projects that I’ve started (Standalone SQL Agent and Outside Queue to SQL Service Broker Adapter). The Standalone SQL Agent is designed for SQL Servers running SQL Express so that they can have some job scheduling options as the SQL Express engine doesn’t include the SQL Agent. The Outside Queue to SQL Service Broker Adapter allows you to route messages from one message queueing system directly into the SQL Service broker without having to write customer software to sit between the two and process the message.
I’m a little late in getting this posted, so I’m going to hold off on tagging anyone this time around.