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January 12th, 2015:

It’s business time!

Just a quick update on some on going items that will hopefully be of some interest to you.

SQL Saturday Albuquerque (358) and Phoenix (370)

For the third year in a row, I’ll be down at SQL Saturday Albuquerque.  I love this event and the people who run it, and going to Albuquerque is always a nice trip to the past for me (I used to live there many moons ago).  This year, I’m talking about Powershell.  A lot.  As in, I’ll be giving an Introduction to Powershell precon lot.  If you’re going to be in Albuquerque for this event and want (nay, need) to get started with Powershell, this is the perfect opportunity.  I’m starting from ground zero and building a foundation for learning and using Powershell in your environment.  I’d love to see you there.

Oh, and then I’ll be presenting a Powershell tips and tricks session at the event itself.

No precon at SQL Saturday Phoenix, but my Powershell tips and tricks presentation has been selected for that event as well.  I’m really excited about this session, because I can share some of the gotchas I’ve learned using Powershell and share it with folks who are just getting started.  The goal is to help people get going faster and better with Powershell.

A theme for 2015

As you can guess, there’s a bit of a theme here.  For me, 2015 will be the year of sharing Powershell with the community.  My community friends all know how much I love Powershell and the things I can do with it, but it’s still a technology that’s struggling to get traction in the SQL Server community.  There’s several reasons for that, but I think most of it is simply driven by a lack of familiarity.  No, I’m not going to tell you that Powershell should be used for everything.  It can do a lot and, especially in the day and age of the cloud and moving faster, this tool is becoming less optional.  I challenge you to get ahead of the curve and start learning.  Don’t worry, I’ll hold your hand.

The new gig

I’m not sure who knows, but I’ve been working a new job for about nine months now at a great company called Xero(@Xero).  It’s been a fun ride with some really smart people and I’m challenged every day.  Why do I mention this?  Because we’re hiring in our Denver office for a mid-level DBA.  If you want to work with me, get challenged every day, and work with the cutting edge of SQL Server (and other tech), fill out an app.

That’s all for now

Again, this was just a quick post for some business related items.  More of the usual content coming soon.