Archive for category: Books

Facing The Challenge: Designing a BI Infrastructure With SQL 2008 (70-452)

21 February, 2012 (10:00) | Books, Professional Development, SQL | By: Mark V

On Monday, Feb 6th, I passed exam 70-452, Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Hazzah. I am really excited about that, not because I get a shiny new MCITP certification, but because it validates how much I have learned. When I started working with SQL Server about 5 years ago, I […]

What I’m Reading: Crucial Confrontations

7 December, 2010 (10:00) | Books | By: Mark V

Crucial Confrontations: Tools for talking about broken promises, violated expectations, and bad behavior I don’t pay much attention to claims from books about how to make your life better in 87 pages or anything like that. Nor do I feel that if I had voted for Pedro, all my wildest dreams would have come true. […]