Monthly Archives: September 2008

Fame! Fortune! Featured Blog!

I just received an email notifying me that my BI Polar blog has been featured in the "Bloggers Spotlight" section on the TechEd Bloggers web site. This site aggregates a bunch of technical blogs from bloggers who participated in Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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Losing My MVP

Since the beginning of the year I’ve had the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) logo on my blog. I’ve been delighted to be honored with the MVP award, because is is an acknowledgment of the effort I’ve made to give … Continue reading

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My Interview With Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw is the conference director for the SSWUG vConferences that I have been blogging about for the past few months. Last week he sent out a set of interview questions to the various conference chairs[1] asking questions about careers … Continue reading

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Business Intelligence vConference Update

If you’ve been following my posts about the SSWUG Business Intelligence vConference, you know that it’s an online conference with 10 world-class speakers and 30+ sessions that cover the breadth of the Microsoft SQL Server BI stack. But it just … Continue reading

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Elemental, My Dear Watson

This is a completely non-technical post, but since I know that quite a few people who read my blog also live in the Seattle area, so there is no way I could not post it. You see, I had the … Continue reading

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Views as "Interfaces" for SSIS

This is a technique that I have used for quite some time, and while I have mentioned it to others often enough, I have never blogged on it. A recent conversation on the MVP newsgroups made me think of it … Continue reading

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