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All I can say is, “Wow…Thank you!”.  I won a seat on the PASS Board of Directors and it’s very surreal.  I am beyond excited, but not for what happened.  I’m excited and energized for what is to come.  PASS is young and our industry is in constant flux so I know there are some […]

Today I am going to continue with my PASS Election Questions and Answers series.  Here is where you can find the rest of the series and my campaign landing page. Election Landing Page My Board Qualities PASS Election Questions Answered Question 1 If elected, what would prompt you to step down before the end of […]

As we continue through the campaign period for this year’s PASS Board of Directors Election (Voting opens tomorrow morning), I want to continue to show our community members the type of board member I would be by asking myself some questions.  You can find my first questions post here.  I also want our members to […]

The 2014 NomCom made some changes to how the election process works and it’s something you need to pay attention to.  It was posted on the PASS blog, but not really advertised that much so I want to highlight those changes and their importance.  I served on the NomCom in 2013 and we knew changes […]

I’m going to hopefully show examples of some qualities I have that will benefit me if chosen as a board member.  I’m going to do that by pretending you folks asked me some questions.  Here we go! Here are the other posts in the series.   Election Landing Page This Post PASS Election Questions Answered […]

I’ll be doing a precon for SQLSaturday #447 in my home town of Dallas on October 2nd, 2015 titled “Creating a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Plan” .  If you are in the area or thinking of attending this event, I would love to have you in the class.  We are going to cover backups, windows clustering, […]

I built a brand new virtual machine running Windows 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.2 (the June edition).  The exact version as shown in the error is 13.0.0407.1 but in SSMS it returns 13.0.407.1.  As some of you may know, one of the new things in SQL 2016 is that Microsoft decoupled the […]

On July 15th, 2015 I spoke to the PASS Architecture Virtual Chapter about AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups.  Obviously we focused on the technology from an architectural standpoint.  We discussed a lot of things that come into play when designing an AlwaysOn infrastructure whether it be FCIs and/or AGs.  We answered questions […]

Redgate will be hosting another SQL in the City event on the Monday right before the PASS Summit 2015.  This is a free all day event that you can take advantage of by coming into town a little early.  The event will feature some of the best speakers and SQL Server MVPs in the industry, […]

The North Texas SQL Server User Group Board of Directors has decided to do something a little bit different for selecting Precons for our next SQLSaturday.  The SQLSaturday event will be held on October 3rd with the precons on October 2nd.  We have decided that since it is the community and our user group members […]