Microsoft Certified Mayhem

In a completely bizarre left-field move, Microsoft has just announced the termination of the Advanced Certifications including Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master, and Microsoft Certified Architect. These are certifications that require months to years of study well above any other certification, and include a lab and in some cases $18,000 of onsite training.  … Continue reading Microsoft Certified Mayhem

SQL Saturday #132 – Pensacola 2012

This past Saturday was the first time I’ve organized a SQL Saturday, and it spawned a number of other firsts.  Each of them presented its own challenges and benefits, and while I was exhausted for days afterwards, I would not hesitate to repeat the experience. Organizing the event involved coordinating venue, sponsors, food and drink … Continue reading SQL Saturday #132 – Pensacola 2012