Not at the PASS Summit? How about Peru instead?

Are you at the PASS Summit this week?  I wasn’t able to make it myself.  But I can find some consolation in the fact that I just returned from a fantastic trip to Peru.  Not a bad trade, eh? Machu Picchu has long been a bucket list item, and my better half and I decided […]

Llama Path


Looking for a new SQL Server book? Look no further… 4

So I know it’s been a while since I last posted on this blog, but I promise I haven’t been totally slacking off.  In fact, I’m proud to announce that I am now an officially published author (I do like the sound of that.  Author).  That’s right, 14 other first-time authors and I, with tons […]

Event Notifications 101 – Intro to Event Notifications 4

Once upon a time, in a blog post far, far away, I started talking about auditing in SQL Server.  And I told you all about how to use SQL Audit to monitor what’s going on in your databases.  Remember that?  If you do, you might also recall that I mentioned there being more than one […]


I’ve got mad SQLSkills 5

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend SQLSkills IE1 class in Tampa. Fortunate to have an employer willing to send me to that kind of training, but also because Tampa in February is way better than Cleveland in February. Not that I really got to enjoy the sunshine and warmth much, because let me tell […]

NEOOUG meeting – Oracle 12c

Last week I attended the Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group’s (NEOOUG) first meeting of 2013.  The main topic of the day was the upcoming release of Oracle 12c.  The “c” stands for “cloud”, and the focus is on making private cloud environments easier to deploy and manage. Pluggable Databases Up til now in Oracle, every […]