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I was just awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP! I can’t believe Microsoft has chosen me for this award and to be included in such a prestigious program.  There are only a little over 70 SQL Server MVPs in the United States and a little over 350 world wide. For my readers who are […]

I am excited and humbled to be speaking at the PASS Summit for my second year in a row! There were 943 submissions and only 144 spots, so I am really excited and honored to be a part of the largest and most amazing SQL Server conference in the world.  They are expecting around 5,000 […]

I’m officially on the slate and running for the PASS 2014 Nomination Committee! Why should you vote for Ryan? I love the PASS SQL Community and everything it embodies.  I am very involved at the local and regional level.  I know all of the current board members and most of the past board members and those […]

Things have been too quiet here on the blog, but there’s a reason (a few actually).  This year has been nuts for me, but it’s all good stuff!  We just moved, and moving a family is not fun.  It was a long process from selling the old house to searching and finding a new one. […]

I am beyond excited to announce that I have been accepted to speak at the annual SQL PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC.  This will be my first time to speak at this event and I can’t wait!  The session I will be presenting is titled “How Active Directory Affects SQL Server”. I have been […]

I blogged about this back in September of 2010, but technology changes so it’s time to revisit this again.  Now I’m not anything even close to a marketing expert, but I’ve been the Director of Logistics and Communications for the North Texas SQL Server User Group for the past 2 years (I just started a […]

This post is a live blog of the PASS Summit 2012 keynote from day 2 on 11/8/2012.  This post is intended to be a live note taking. Douglas McDowell opens day 2 by giving an overview of the health of the PASS organization.  This year PASS has added an additional community evangelist, and better IT […]

This post is a live recap of the keynote at the PASS Summit 2012 conference. Bill Graziano opens Summit 2012 with 3894 attendees. Bill recognizes local and virtual chapter leaders as well as SQLSaturday event organizers. The PASS BA conference is announced to be in Chicago in April. Bill introduces Ted Kummert who will talking […]

I’m not a politically minded person and this is not the type of post I would normally write.  However, I’m deeply involved with the PASS organization (read chronic volunteer) and I have a vested interest in it’s success.  The reason I decided to write this is because I have very strong feelings about two of the candidates and […]

I’m officially on the slate and running for the PASS 2012 Nomination Committee! I love the SQL Community and everything it embodies.  I am very involved at the local and regional level and gained a unique view into PASS working on SQLRally.  I know most of the current and past board members and those relationships have […]