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DevTeach Vancouver’s “Call for Speakers” deadline is fast approaching!

Why not submit to present at DevTeach Vancouver 2013? With less than 7 days to go, You’d best set some time aside for developing some presentation abstracts and a speaker bio.  Yes, the “Call for Speaker” went out over almost a month ago, and you have procrastinated long enough!  Take some time, brainstorm some topics, …

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Hekaton is Microsoft’s In-Memory OLTP solution coming to SQL Server 2014

With all of the announcements as of late in Microsoft’s Data Platform space, it can be challenging to keep up with the barrage of new information coming down the pike.  It seems thought In-Memory OLTP has piqued the interest of many data professionals.  With recent announcements regarding SQL14 at TechEd North America, the deluge begins. …

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PASS keeps things fresh with BACon: It ain’t yer grand-pappy’s PASS conference

Times, they are a-changin’ We were warned of this back when SQL Server 7.0 launched.  We were told that the technology was so great that we wouldn’t need DBAs anymore; the database was self-tuning.  I know, we all chuckled at this and moved on, but not without at bit of damage control as we explained to …

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To the #SQLPASS #FirstTimers of #Summit 2012 – The Procrastination Edition

Okay, it is the “11th Hour” – It’s Friday, you have things to do before you leave for the day, and they you rush home to pack you bags for the SQL PASS Summit.  WHERE TO START? It will be okay… (incidentally, many interesting variations of the original when you look at Google images.) There …

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