I was honored this morning to see that I was selected by Grant Fritchey ( blog | twitter) as the Speaker of the Month for May 2015. It feels great to be
May 2015 Speaker of the Month
acknowledged by your peers. Some people might think I am crazy to spend my own money on travel to deliver 30 SQL Server sessions over the past year and they might be right. With that said, every time I attend SQL Saturdays, Virtual Chapters, and User Group meetings I always learn something. I am blessed to be in a community that gives me the opportunity to connect, share and learn.
The following are some upcoming speaking engagements. If you are attending any of these events I look forward to seeing you.
Kansas City Developers Conference
Austin SQL Server User Group
SQL Saturday Pittsburgh (Assuming I get Selected)
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This week I had the pleasure to join Mark Moore my local SQL Server TSP in Austin to deliver two separate events in Austin and San Antonio to help get people up to speed on some of the Self-Service BI tools included in the Microsoft stack. I had a great time connecting, sharing and learning with new friends.
The following are some links I wanted to share on PowerBI and PowerPivot that I talked about during my session.
PowerPivot for DBAs (Slide Deck) -> http://johnsterrett.com/presentations/powerpivot-for-dbas/
Dallas BI Edition SQL Saturday on May 2nd ->https://www.sqlsaturday.com/396/eventhome.aspx
Channel 9 PowerPivot Free Videos -> https://channel9.msdn.com/Search?term=PowerPivot#ch9Search
Channel 9 PowerBI Free Videos -> https://channel9.msdn.com/Search?term=PowerBI#ch9Search&lang-en=en
SQLPASS Virtual Chapters -> http://www.sqlpass.org/PASSChapters/VirtualChapters.aspx
Business Analytics Virtual Chapter -> http://bavc.sqlpass.org/
Business Intelligence Virtual Chapter -> http://bi.sqlpass.org/
Austin SQL Server User Group -> http://cactuss.org/
San Antonio SQL Server User Group -> http://www.salssa.com/
I am a Outstanding PASS Volunteer!
It is an honor to receive the Outstanding PASS Volunteer Award for February 2015. It means a lot to be nominated for this award from my peers. My single goal last year was to bring SQL Saturday back to Austin. On January 31st 2015 we had a great day that allowed 280 people the chance to connect, share and learn. It would have never happened without these key individuals who spent a lot of time helping make the SQL Saturday happen. Thank you Steve Ormrod, Richard Heim, Mike Burek, Jim Murphy and AJ Mendo.
One of my goals for the year is to do great things with great people. I will be making my first step at achieving this goal today. Speaking of firsts, I will also be doing my first vendor focused webinar at the same time. Thank you Embarcadero!
Today, February 11th 2015 at 1pm CST I will be doing a webinar with my friend Mike Walsh titled “Congratulations, You’re a DBA… Now What?” If you are a Jr. DBA or even a DBA with just a few years of experience I would highly recommend attending this session. I look forward to seeing you there!
Recently, I gave my first presentation of the year at Austin .NET User Group on Writing Faster Queries and I got a great question about Extended Events. The question was, “What security permissions are required for creating and modifying Extended Event Sessions?” I thought it would make a great blog post as I am sure others might be wondering the same thing.
In SQL Server 2008 to create an Extended Event Session you are going to need CONTROL SERVER and ALTER ANY EVENT SESSION permission on the instance that you need Extended Events created on. With SQL Server 2012 and 2014 If you want to create and modify Extended Events you are only going to need ALTER ANY EVENT SESSION.
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Thank you to everyone who made it out to the first Austin .NET User Group
Austin .NET User Group
Presentation in 2015. This also was my first of many presentation I plan on delivering in 2015. As promised I have uploaded the slide deck, code example and the Power Point for my session titled, “Making Your SQL Server Queries Run Faster.”
It’s an honor to always be able to give back to the SQL Server Community. I would never be where I am today with out others helping me along the way. I look forward connecting and sharing with everyone at the following events.