Category Archives: SQL Server community

A Biml Case Study

Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) is a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) design patterns engine. A Story of Productivity A while back I was contacted by a client experiencing a familiar issue. The Production SQL Server instance was experiencing performance issues due to conflicts between customers and enterprise reporting needs. They contacted a friend who contacted me. When we spoke they asked, “Can you help?” “Yes,” I replied, “I can help.” We scheduled a three-day visit. On Day…(read more)

Attending the PASS Summit

The PASS Summit is an annual gathering of SQL Server professionals and others interested in learning more about SQL Server. Folks come from all over. Here’s a few suggestions for getting more out of your PASS Summit experience. “What if I’m Not There?” Not everyone can attend the PASS Summit. You can still enjoy a taste of the activities via PASSTV, which will be streamed from the PASS Summit 2014 home page . Meet New People If this is your first (or one of your first) PASS Summit(s), don’t be shy….(read more)

Repost for 2014: Come to the PASS Summit

I originally posted this five years ago. It’s about my first PASS Summit ten years ago. I’ve made a couple edits and added some links. I hope it will encourage you to attend the PASS Summit 2014. :{> "What’s the big deal about the PASS Summit, Andy?" Allow me tell my story (again): "Hello. My name is Andy Leonard, and I am an accidental database professional." ("Hi Andy.") I jumped the fence from applications developer to database person in 2003. I thought I understood…(read more)

SQL Saturday 277–Richmond Precons Are 21 Mar 2014!

SQL Saturday #277 is going to be held 22 Mar 2014 in Richmond Virginia! There will be three day-long pre-conference sessions on Friday 21 Mar: Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting Like a Pro by Robert L. Davis ( @sqlsoldier ) Murder They Wrote by Wayne Sheffield ( @DBAWayne ) and Jason Brimhall ( @sqlrnnr ) SSIS Design Patterns by me ( @AndyLeonard ) You can find details of the precons here and you can register here ! I hope to see you there. :{>…(read more)

Presenting Using Biml as a Design Patterns Engine to Midlands PASS 9 Jan 2014!

I am honored to present Using Biml as a Design Patterns Engine to the Midlands PASS Chapter Thursday 9 Jan 2014! Summary: Business Intelligence Markup Language provides a powerful solution for creating and managing SSIS Design Patterns. Andy Leonard, one of the authors of SSIS Design Patterns , demonstrates the flexibility of BIML in this session. Register here ! If you will be near Columbia, SC one week from Thursday and read this blog, stop by and introduce yourself. I’m the fat guy with a fu….(read more)

RichmondSQL Meeting Tonight! (12 Dec 2013) – Az Arunachalam on Extended Events

When: Thursday, December 12th, 2013, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Social Time starts at 6:00 PM! SQL Server Extended Events Microsoft is deprecating Trace and Profiler, a staple for monitoring SQL server since forever, in favor of Extended Events, introduced in SQL 2008. Monitoring of some of the new features like AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL 2012, and a lot of additional features/options that hitherto weren’t easily accessible with Trace and Profiler are only available through XEvents. Come see the…(read more)

SQL Saturday #277–Richmond Virginia: 22 Mar 2014

SQL Saturday #277 – Richmond Virginia will be held 22 Mar 2014. Last year’s event was awesome, thanks to the hard work of the volunteers, contributions of speakers, and participation of the RichmondSQL community! I expect this event to be equally (or more!) awesome. The call for speakers remains open until 21 Jan 2014 and some great sessions have been submitted ! I hope to see you there. Register today! :{>…(read more)

SQL in the City Event Dates Announced!

Red Gate rocks. If you didn’t know that already, you know it now. The latest evidence to support this claim is the publication of the schedule for US SQL in the City events. They are: 9 Oct – Pasadena 11 Oct – Atlanta 14 Oct – Charlotte Registration for these events opens 24 May. :{>…(read more)

Show Off Your SQL Server Spirit With Community Badges

Being part of the SQL Server community is a fantastic thing! Not only do you have the technical support of a global community, but you also have the strength the SQL Server community behind you offline as well! We know the power of the community – we’ve seen the #SQLFamily reach out to each other in the virtual world and beyond to lend a helping hand, on technical matters or not!

We take pride in being part of such a rich and rewarding professional community, and we know you do too. So, we created this new series of SQL Server community badges for you to proudly display on your blogs and your websites to show your pride in who you are, what you do and the SQL Server community!

Download the complete set of SQL Server community badges and link to us on Facebook or on Twitter! Choose one to display or show them all – here’s to our #SQLFamily!

  • #SQL Family – You have family ties to one of the biggest families in the world, the SQL Server community!
  • #SQL Geek – You know you are, we know you are, so wear it with pride!
  • # SQL Server 2012 Fan – Enough said.
  • #Big Data Enthusiast – The bigger, the better! If you agree, you are a big data enthusiast!
  • #DBA Superhero – See above. See all of the above.

 

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