Category Archives: Architect

The Danger of Thinking Grandly

There’s a great article today on The Register – my favorite UK IT news web site. I love The Register because they cover so many facets of the IT world that I don’t touch regularly myself[1], have a strong anti-Microsoft … Continue reading

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Taking off the BI Hat, Putting on the Toque

You probably already know that I’m going to be presenting three SQL Server sessions at next week’s MCT Summit event in Redmond, Washington. But now I’m going to take off my BI hat and put on my Toque. That’s “chef’s … Continue reading

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Design Conflict

I had a dinner meeting a few weeks back with some members of my development team at work (including the new VP!) and one of the topics of the discussion was that of team dynamics. I’ve found over the years … Continue reading

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Well, the Iron Architect competition at TechEd 2007 is over – the final showdown (with tasting and judgment) took place Thursday evening, and in the end I emerged victorious. There were four contestants in the final showdown, each one of … Continue reading

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