SQLBits pre-con – Fixing Queries with Advanced T-SQL

I’m giving a pre-con seminar at SQLBits 7 on September 30 this year in York (the Old one, in Yorkshire – similar to the New one, but with different songs). Let me quickly explain a few things about it – to help you persuade your boss to let you attend (and when you’ve done the … Continue reading SQLBits pre-con – Fixing Queries with Advanced T-SQL

Leaving your comfort zone and standing in front of an audience

I keep seeming to dip back into the training space with LobsterPot Solutions, and I think this is a good thing. Training is both challenging and rewarding. It’s very different to consulting – the other part of what the company does – but the two disciplines compliment each other very well. LobsterPot doesn’t run public … Continue reading Leaving your comfort zone and standing in front of an audience

Getting an Advanced Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

A work in progress, I’m sure, as the particular requirements haven’t actually been made clear yet. I previously wrote a post about the change from Partner Program to Partner Network, and this follow-up post goes into more information about what’s required for my company to pick up an Advanced Competency. The Microsoft Partner Network site … Continue reading Getting an Advanced Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

Changes to the Microsoft Partner Program

I’ll miss Gold Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program I think. It’s not that my company LobsterPot Solutions will no longer qualify for Gold status, but that the Program is changing. It’s becoming the Microsoft Partner Network instead. These changes are rolling out at the moment, and October 2010 is the day when the … Continue reading Changes to the Microsoft Partner Program