I freely admit it - I'm a sluggard. I should be blogging a couple
times per week and tweeting
in between. But, for some unknown reason, April has been a tough month
to get this in gear. Hence, I'm putting out an omnibus post
to cover all of the stuff I've been up to, instead of the one-off's I
usually post when I've got something new to mention.
funny how life gets in the way of the stuff we want and intend to
do? As they say - "The road to hell is paved with good intentions", or
was that Detroit? But I digress.
A New Translation!
don't like to toot my own horn. [sarcasm on] You can tell that I'm
completely honest when I say that since I have a couple blogs and a
twitter account. [sarcasm off] But one thing I'm really proud of is how
popular SQL in a Nutshell
is. It's now translated into approximately eight languages, with
Russian being the newest language:
even more proud of my lil' girl than that book!
had the pleasure of working with another translator and I'm looking
forward to having a copy of the book in simplified Chinese soon too!
of Speaking Events Coming!
There will be more details on my Events page soon, but
here's the run down on what's just around the corner:
also have three "Pain of the Week" webcasts schedule with Quest over
the next couple months, with great co-hosts like Buck Woody and Grant
Fritchey. The sessions aren't officially scheduled yet, but you can
find them here.
a big thanks to the local PASS chapter in Houston for the warm welcome
they put out when I spoke there on April 12 and to the fine folks in
Chicago for their awesome SQL Saturday on April 17th.
Articles and Session Recordings
I had a couple new articles
come out last month which I either wrote or added commentary too,
Data Services could spur SQL Server 2008 R2 migrations appearing at
PASS DBA Virtual Chapter just posted a recording of my session on SQL
Server Internals and Architecture.
I made an appearance on
Microsoft's Thrive website as their IT Pro
of the Month for March. I also had the opportunity to work with
Steve Wynkoop at his SSWUG.org
vConference in March.
And don't forget about the
incredibly popular Quest vConference that Brent, Ari, and I did on
troubleshooting and performance tuning using SQL Server DMV's. You can
get the code samples, download the slides, and rate the presentations at