Business Analytics Conference 2013 !

No it has nothing to do with bacon…rather, the Pass Business Analytics Conference 2013 is a new event focussed fairly and squarely on … Microsoft Business Intelligence … or Business Analytics as it sounds cooler.  There will also be a lot of other in fashion words being thrown around at the event, like Big Data. […]

Mobile Configuration for your Live Email account

Start sending and receiving your emails on your mobile device quickly and painlessly with the following configuration. Account : Pop3 Email Address : Self explanatory UserName : Same as Email Address Pop Server : Pop Security : SSL If Available Port : 995 Smtp Server : Smtp Security : TLS Port […]

SQL Saturday Brisbane Event Success

SQL Saturday was held in Brisbane today 12th April 2012.   It was excellent to see so many attendees and hats off to Paul Te Braak and the event sponsors for organising. For those that attended my XRay Vision for SQL Error Logs presentation, thank you for being such a good audience and I hope […]

SQL Server Licensing Just Got Way More Expensive … Or Did It ???

Before we kick off, June 30 2012  will have been and gone and you would have missed the opportunity to purchase SQL Server 2012 Enterprise in the Server plus CAL license model – after which will be core only. Some other notes when working out SQL 2012 licensing : • The price of the SQL Server […]

SQL Server 2012 Exam Sneak Peak

Thanks to this post Krista Wall giving a quick synopsis of the upcoming SQL Server 2012 exams.   Mmmmm those Business Intelligence exams do look very tasty ! Sneak Peak The recertification bit is interesting.

SQL Pass 2012 – Nov 6-9 Seattle WA

SQL Pass Summit dates for 2012 are November 6-9 Seattle, WA.  If you have a yearly training budget of around $3000-$4000, then consider a week at SQL Pass as an alternative to that 5 day training course you were considering.  For roughly $1000 for the event early bird ends Jan 31 2012, this gives you […]