Archive for category: SQL

SQL Server DB Engine related musings

A Bully and a Hero: Depression and My Daughter

27 October, 2017 (16:53) | SQL | By: Mark V

I typically blog about Microsoft data technologies, the overall Data community, and professional development topics. This is none of those. However, I think it will be the most important post I write. Note: I post all of this with my daughter’s permission and assure you she has read it before I posted it. We agreed, […]

NEW Elastic Database Jobs: SQL Agent For Azure SQL Database

7 November, 2016 (09:00) | Azure, Azure SQL Database, SQL | By: Mark V

Azure SQL Database is part of a strong, and strengthening overall Data story in Microsoft Azure. The flexibility of the platform, the scalability, both up and out, and the fact that so much functionality is just included all combine to show Azure SQL Database as a great offering. One thing that has been missing that […]

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.  

PASS Summit 2014 Live Blog – Keynote Day 2

6 November, 2014 (10:10) | Live Blog, PASS, SQL, Summit | By: Mark V

Good morning. It is time for the fabtastical Day 2 Keynote here at PASS Summit. Attendees are filing and we will get started in a few minutes.

PASS Summit 2014 Live Blog – Keynote Day 1

5 November, 2014 (10:01) | Live Blog, PASS, SQL, Summit | By: Mark V

Good morning from Seattle. I will be live blogging the Keynotes today and tomorrow. Things will get started shortly.

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 – Live Blog – Day 1 Keynote

8 May, 2014 (09:47) | Business Analytics, Live Blog, PASS, Power BI, SQL | By: Mark V

Good morning from the PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA! The Day 1 Keynote by Mifrosoft’s Amir Netz and Kamal Hathi will begin soon after the opening by PASS President Thomas LaRock which begins in about 15 minutes. If you want to follow along on Twitter, pay attention to the #passbac hash tag.

2014 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server

1 April, 2014 (10:02) | Professional Development, SQL | By: Mark V

So… This happened: Dear Mark Vaillancourt, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in SQL Server technical communities during the past year. I am […]

PASS Summit 2013 Recap of Madness and Mayhem

23 October, 2013 (10:00) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, Regional Mentor, SQL, Summit | By: Mark V

Greetings! Another PASS Summit has come and gone. This was my third Summit and I have to say that I am truly hooked on this spectacular event. I had the privilege to be a bit more involved this year than in years past. I love when I can give some of my time and energy […]

PASS Summit Keynote Live Blog – Day 2

20 October, 2013 (15:19) | SQL | By: Mark V

Behold my live blog for Dr. David DeWitt’s fabulous keynote. <<Please click post title for Live Blog entries>>