I am a Product Manager (No, I’m Not… But I Can Explain)

I was about to click the Publish button for this post about my new role as a product manager when my friend and brother, Scott, called. I mentioned it and Scott said, “You’re not just a product manager. You’re a problem-solver.” Scott is correct. Hence the parentheses in the title of this post. “Is This The …
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One Way to Write a Technical Book

In my previous post titled Writing a Technical Book, I discussed phases of the process of writing a technical book. In this post I share details of my approach to writing a technical book. Review To summarize, the steps for writing a technical book are: Idea Proposal Contract Writing Editing Typesetting Publication How I Write …
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Writing a Technical Book

I am often asked for more information about writing a technical book. As author or co-author of twelve books focused or touching on technology, I consider myself experienced – not an expert. I’ve noticed “ah-ha” moments recently when sharing insights and advice, so I thought I’d write a post about it. I hope that’s ok. …
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Who is Exhibiting at the PASS Summit 2018? Enterprise Data & Analytics, That’s Who!

I am honored and excited to announce that Enterprise Data & Analytics will be an exhibitor at the PASS Summit 2018! If you browse on over to the PASS Summit Sponsors page and scroll to the Exhibitors section, you’ll find us listed: Honored and excited – that’s me! I see – and have lived – …
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Three Presentations With Penny Trupe

I’m excited to deliver three presentations next week with my co-worker and daughter, Penny Trupe! On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (19, 20, and 21 Mar) we are presenting the following 30-minute sessions at noon ET: Young Moms in Technology Beginning SSIS in Practice The Value Proposition of Certifications Click the links above to learn more. …
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I Don’t Just Teach, I’m a Student!

I write a lot about training I deliver: Biml Academy Expert SSIS Immersion Event on Learning SQL Server Integration Services (IESSIS1) I also share about courses I take: Achievement Unlocked: Certified in Implementing Real-Time Analytics with Azure HDInsight Achievement Unlocked: Certified in Implementing Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure HDInsight Achievement Unlocked: Completed Processing Big …
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I Want a Pony

Years ago, I emailed the Microsoft SSIS Developer Team with a request. It’s a long story. The short version is: there’s a bug in the way the SSIS runtime applies package configurations and this bug violates a principle of computing (the command line always wins). I should blog about it… In the email, I included …
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