Archive for category: Professional Development

Anyone Can SQL

10 May, 2016 (12:56) | Community, Professional Development | By: Mark V

I love the SQL Community. Plain and simple. I will extend that to the overall Microsoft Data community as well. We are a hugely supportive bunch. That fact that many of us refer to it as #SQLFamily is not an accident. There are so many ways to reach out for and provide help. A huge […]

Achievement Unlocked: Microsoft Employee

19 January, 2016 (14:43) | Professional Development | By: Mark V

After almost 9 years of consulting around SQL Server and other Microsoft Data Platform technologies, I have joined Microsoft. Today was my first day as a Cloud Solution Architect – Data Platform. Basically, I will be helping Microsoft customers by designing data solutions using Azure (both pure cloud and hybrid). My role is in Minneapolis, […]

PASS Summit 2015 Women in Technology Luncheon Live Blog

29 October, 2015 (13:52) | Live Blog, PASS, Professional Development | By: Mark V

Getting ready for the Women in Technology luncheon.  

PASS Summit 2015 Keynote Live Blog – Day 2

29 October, 2015 (10:06) | Live Blog, PASS, Professional Development, SQL | By: Mark V

Good morning! It’s almost time for the Day 2 keynote!  

PASS Summit 2015 Keynote Live Blog – Day 1

28 October, 2015 (10:09) | Live Blog, PASS, Professional Development, SQL | By: Mark V

The PASS Summit Day 1 Keynote is about to get under way.  

Power Query Free Training Webinar Follow-Up Questions

17 April, 2015 (10:00) | M, Power Query, Professional Development | By: Mark V

On April 7th, I gave my Power Query: Data Chemistry for the Masses presentation as part of Pragmatic Works Free Training on the T’s series. You can find the recording of that webinar here. I want to take a moment to thank the folks at Pragmatic Works for organizing and hosting this series that is […]

2015 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server

1 April, 2015 (21:52) | Professional Development | By: Mark V

I am thrilled to announce that Microsoft has once again honored me with the MVP Award for SQL Server. Last year was my first award and I have to say that I was blown away by the brilliance and altruism of so many members of the MVP community. I attended my first Global MVP Summit […]

New Adventures

27 March, 2015 (14:49) | Professional Development | By: Mark V

I am excited to announce that, as of Monday, March 31st, I moving over to Tail Wind Technologies as a Business Intelligence Consultant. My eight years at Digineer have been a lot of fun. I learned a tremendous amount from my time here and will miss the fantastic people I have had the pleasure to […]

My Remaining 2014 Presentation Schedule

13 November, 2014 (14:00) | PASSMN, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

Greetings. Since I do a fair amount of presenting, I like to keep people up to date on when and where I will present. Below are the presentations I have left in 2014. SQL Saturday Winnipeg – November 22 In addition to serving on the committee that is organizing Winnipeg’s first SQL Saturday, I will […]

My First Pre-Con: SQL Saturday 332–Minnesota

21 July, 2014 (09:47) | Pre-Cons, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

It is with tremendous joy (and a little trepidation) that I announce that I will be doing my very first Pre-Con as part of SQL Saturday 332 in Minnesota in October. I have been presenting for several years now and feel that it is time to take this next big step. Since I love presenting […]