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  • How to build the SQL community

    I’ve been running SQLBits for 5 years and have always had a desire to make the SQL community better. I’ve often thought about running for the board but have never stood up Just over a year ago I was at a meeting with some SQL leaders about growing PASS globally. At that meeting a friend of offered to...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Fri, Oct 12 2012
  • Is the problem with PASS, the community?

    I’ve been watching the fall out of the appointments of James and Kendal to the PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server) board and it got me thinking. The following are some of the blog posts. Bill Graziano - http://www.sqlpass.org/Community/PASSBlog/entryid/402/PASS-Board-Appointments-additional...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Mon, Jan 16 2012
  • SQLSocial at the great British Beer Festival on 3rd August

    We are going on an research trip to the Great British Beer Festival. If you fancy coming along then sign up here. The first 5 people will get free tickets (the rest will have to buy their own entry) http://sqlsocialbeerfestival2011.eventbrite.com/ Its a great evening, especially if you like beer Its...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Wed, Jul 27 2011
  • Don’t forget the usergroup meeting in London on Tuesday

    Its not too late to register for the SQLSocial event in London on Tuesday. This is a must attend event for anyone that wants to know whats coming with SQL Server in the next release or are considering SQL Azure. You can register here http://sqlsocial20110607.eventbrite.com/ For full details of the event...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Mon, Jun 6 2011
  • How cool was SQL Bits 8?

    The simple answer: very! Thanks very much to everyone who was involved in making it happen - both organisers and speakers. For a bargain price I got a deep dive day on performance monitoring and troubleshooting and two days of a wide variety of subjects. And it's not just people regurgitating Books...
    Posted to DavidWimbush (Weblog) by DavidWimbush on Wed, Apr 20 2011
  • Congratulations 2011 Microsoft MVP!

    Yet another achievement (renewal) in my career! Glad to achieve 6th time in a row. Dear Satya Jayanty, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise...
  • Oracle and SQL Virtual Chapter Today 20/10/2010 4PM GMT

    Oracle / SQL Server virtual chapter meeting is TODAY Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time  /  GMT – 4 May I ask the chapter leaders to help us out by forwarding this on to your members? More information may be found on our website http://oracle.sqlpass.org Topic:       ...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Wed, Oct 20 2010
  • SQLBits VII Agenda now available

    The agenda for SQLBits VII has now been made available at http://www.sqlbits.com/information/Agenda.aspx . It looks fantastic with great content from some excellent speakers.
    Posted to SQLBits (Weblog) by MartinBell on Mon, Aug 16 2010
  • SpatialViewer Beta 3 – new release

    Just released an updated version of the spatial viewer http://spatialviewer.codeplex.com   This is a C# app that allows you to draw shapes and then get the spatial representation for them in WKT format. It also allows you to manipulate shapes union, intersections etc. It doesn’t require a database...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Wed, Aug 4 2010
  • Connecting to Codeplex - TF31002: Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server

    If you are trying to get to codeplex from VS2008 and are getting error below then you need to install the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010 You then use the full URL https://tfs.codeplex.com/tfs/TFSXX when connecting to codeplex...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Wed, Aug 4 2010
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