In 2020, Two Full Training Days, Two Continents

It dawned on me that I am honored to deliver two full-day conference training presentations in early 2020 on two continents! At the Difinity 2020 conference in Auckland New Zealand, Sandy Winarko and I are co-presenting Intelligent Data Integration with SSIS and Azure Data Factory 20 Feb 2020. Sandy is Principal Program Manager – Azure …
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Honored to Present From Zero to ADF at SQLBits 2020 in London!

Honored to Present From Zero to ADF at SQLBits 2020 in London 1 Apr 2020! When I look at this list of SQLBits Training Day presenters, I think, “Wow! That’s a lot of really smart people… plus me!” Registration is open now. Register today! :{>

Presenting Moving Data with ADF at TriPASS 20 Aug

I am honored to deliver Moving Data with ADF to the Triangle SQL Server Users Group (TriPASS) 20 Aug 2019 starting at 6:00 PM EDT! This event will be streamed live via Twitch. Abstract Azure Data Factory – ADF – is a cloud data engineering solution. ADF version 2 sports a snappy web GUI (graphical …
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Dear Speaker, Your Time is Up

Peeves make lousy pets, but I own a few nonetheless. One of my pet peeves is speakers who run long when presenting at conferences. I’m not sure what the speakers are thinking. I can share a few things I’ve heard them say: “I must share this thing I didn’t get to yet, it’s n slides …
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Delivering Intelligent Data Integration through SSIS in Dallas 31 May 2019!

I am honored to announce I will be delivering Intelligent Data Integration through SSIS – a day-long SQL Saturday 841 – Dallas pre-conference session 31 May 2019! Description: What is Intelligent Data Integration? SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) packages developed using tried and true design patterns, built to participate in a DevOps enterprise practicing DILM (Data …
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My Day – Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 – #SQLCareer

6:30-9:00 AM Awaken. Weigh in, pray, read the Bible, check the burn barrel. This morning I weigh 200 pounds. Prayer, praise, gratitude, thanking God for another day. This morning I read Romans 8:31-39. I am teaching our adult Sunday School class this morning and we are making our way through Romans. Powerful. Coffee. Breakfast. Boy-wrangling. It’s …
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My Day – Saturday, 21 Jul 2018 – #SQLCareer

5:30-9:30 AM Awaken after hitting snooze thrice. Weigh in, pray, read the Bible, check the burn barrel. This morning I weigh 201 pounds. There’s a bunch to pray about. I start with praise followed by gratitude, thanking God for another day. This morning I read Psalm 150 again (now reading Psalms from last to first), …
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One Solution to Presentation Categories

I’ve shared suggestions for improving presentation categories: One Solution to Presentation Levels One Solution to Presentation Tracks My chief concern is the scalar nature of the selections (the “Naked Scalar”). As I pointed out in both posts, I’ve been delivering presentations to the SQL Server Community for more than a decade and I’ve never – …
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T-SQL Tuesday 102: Giving Back

I enjoy the privilege and honor of participating in the SQL Server Community alongside many who read this blog. And I know from past experience that some reading this post will make the switch from consumers-only in our community to sharers and consumers one day. For my part, I consume more than I contribute. I …
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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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