I started this site mainly to use for personal use (I have to write stuff down or I will forget it), but it has morphed into more. I am hoping something I write helps someone along the way! I am using it to document stuff I have come across and how I have solved or implemented the solution. If you find something that is helpful, GREAT!; if not, please check back sometime. :)
I did enable comments, so please feel free to leave your feedback. I do ask that you please be curteous. I love constructive feedback/criticsm, but if you plan on being crude/rude, do remember "If you dont have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
Note: Overall I am a happy person and I tend to be excited about stuff - you will see quite a lot of smilies. I DO actually smile when I type a smiley (I had no clue others didnt until someone pointed it out to me during my gaming days). :)
When I run across a link that I find very helpful, I will share with everyone here:
- Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group - no matter where I live, I will never forget this group - they are WONDERFUL!
- DBAs@Midnight Webshow - I have met both Sean and Jen and love catching up with them when I can! They are a wealth of knowledge and I wouldn't be where I am today without them.
- Brent Ozar company blog - I love the amount of resources you can find for free and the regular office hours web-casts they do (the images help make it more fun too!).
- SQL Workbooks - I love listening to Kendra teach! She keeps things light and interesting and helps you understand they why behind a question in a way that sticks.
- SQLPassion - Klaus teaches SQL in "quickie" bursts which helps with packed schedules. He also actually builds CPUs by hand - wow!
- Jamie Thompson - When I started using SSIS, searches for issues always led me to his blog. He helped me learn and get through some tough issues!
- John Sansom - He was one of the first bloggers I started following and I have referenced his posts many times over the years (and I love the crosswords). I am also a sucker for an accent, and I have always imagined he has one! - lol
- Microsoft eBooks 1 - Free Giveaway of many, many ebooks from a variety of topics
- Microsoft eBooks 2 - More free ebooks from Microsoft from a variety of topics in the Microsoft Virtual Academy
- ThoughtWorks Technology Radar - This is a report that shows upcoming technology and trends, updated every 6 months or so
- Group By - This has a lot of videos where people in the community are presenting.
- SQL Bits - Here is the list of previous sessions.
Links to helpful podcasts:
- SQL Down Under - this site hosts a multitude of podcasts to listen to, dating all the way back to 2005
- Run As Radio - this site has over 400 episodes about a variety of Microsoft products
- .NET Rocks! - this site hosts podcasts which are more developer centric, but plenty of topics that are useful for all IT people
- People Talking Tech - this site was hosted by Denny Cherry and includes some great nuggets to listen to
- /r/Powershell - this is the reddit category listing for Powershell
- PowerBI to track your goals! - this is an awesome post by Stacia Varga
Glenda has worked with databases in some form or another for 15 years, and loves it! She has worked in the education, healthcare, manufacturing, state park, construction licensing, and non-profit industries. She currently works for BISK Eduction in Tampa, FL as a lone DBA, handling everything from servers, performance, replication, maintenance, releases and business intelligence. Glenda really enjoys being involved in the SQL community and speaks at local events.