Category: SQLPASS

Into the Blue—Building DR in Windows Azure

Tomorrow (at 1300 EDT/1800 GMT), I’ll be presenting to the SQL Pass High Availability and Disaster Recovery VC on one my favorite topics of late—building disaster recovery from your data center into Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service. You can register for the session here. While I’m not screaming “cloud, cloud, cloud” from the rooftops, […]

Stupid Interview Questions—Trying to Find the Right Employees

I was driving into the office this morning, and as I do whenever I’m in the car, I was alternating between NPR and Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio (professional sports are an interest of mine). Anyway, Mike and Mike were discussing a recent story about the Cleveland Brown’s asking their potential draft picks questions […]

PASS Business Analytics Conference Day 1 Keynote

We start with PASS President Bill Graziano who leads off with talking about the growth of data analytics over the past few years. Connect.Share.Learn. If you are reading this and don’t know, SQL Saturday Chicago is this weekend. I’ll be presenting there. Matt Wolken from Dell/Quest takes the stage to discuss Business Intelligence. Talks about […]

PASS Business Analytics Conference—Why Am I Presenting There?

The new PASS Business Analytics Conference is a new concept for PASS—we’ve seen Business Intelligence (BI) User Groups and even SQL Saturdays dedicated to this subset of PASS, but a whole conference? What is driving this demand? I can’t explain the whole industry, but I can at least provide some perspective from what I see […]