Proud to present at this year’s VMworld 2020 conference

I’m thrilled to support and participate in this year’s VMworld 2020 conference, which is going online due to COVID-19. I’m presenting a new session called “Architecting SQL Server Workloads on the VMware Hybrid Cloud Platform”, session...

Renewed as Microsoft MVP for 2020-2021

I have been fortunate enough to be renewed as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for the calendar year July 2020 to June 2021. I’m honored, humbled, and thrilled that Microsoft values my little piece of the SQL Server community contributions to have awarded me this...

VM firmware matters for Windows Secure Boot

The Register is reporting that future versions of Windows Server OS is going to require the TPM 2.0 chip and Secure boot enabled by default. Secure boot is quite helpful to validate that servers boot into trusted environments. It sounds basic and straightforward, but...

Podcast recording with Dallas DBAs

I’m thrilled to have recently recorded a podcast with Kevin3NF of Dallas DBAs called Data Bits. I had an absolute blast with it, and we laughed for over an hour with fun war stories and goofy things that I chuckle with. You should check this out if you get a...

Packet Pushers Podcast released

I am thrilled to have recently recorded a podcast with our friends over at PacketPushers. The podcast, “How an IT Specialist Chooses Adjacent Competencies”, talks about how adjacencies in IT, as well as deeply intertwined technologies that compete and...

What are you tuning for?

People want to make things faster. It’s in our nature as IT professionals. What are you tuning for? I’ve been asking that a lot later. I have to sit back and ask some very basic questions to try to see where people’s IT-related pain is at. What is...

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