Category Archives: Women in Technology

My Journey to Becoming a PASS Summit Speaker

I have gone through the better part of my life eschewing any and all public speaking. I didn’t like it, and, to be honest, it terrified me. Then I came to a crossroads in my life where, in order to achieve what I wanted, I was going to have to start doing some public speaking. […]

Book Release

As some of you know, I’m passionate about a few things.  For instance, I will happily talk all day about Cortana, SQL Server, Data, and several other tech topics.  Another example is how I am willing to take time from my busy schedule to help others succeed – I mentor, and I teach coding to […]

Lifelong Learning

Microsoft in the News: Back in 2014, Microsoft purchased Minecraft for $2.5 Billion. On January 19, 2016, they introduced us to Minecraft: Education Edition. Microsoft took a game enjoyed by millions of kids and turned it into a learning experience.  It is still the same fun world that attracted so many people to it in […]

Hour of Code 2016

Microsoft in the News With Christmas fast approaching many of you are starting to fret over what to get people for Christmas. For this reason, I decided to bring some of you up to speed on a neat little shopping assistant that plugs into Microsoft Edge. The Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant makes your on-line shopping […]

SQL Server – A historic release available now

One of the most exciting things about being an technology professional is the constant change. Some people dislike change; some avoid it and none more so than large corporations. As a small business owner and technology professional, embracing change is the cornerstone to my business and what excites me about  going to work everyday. It […]

A new definition for consultant

At a client site this week I was asked, “Who are you?” This was in the context of who is your company and what do you do? I am always prepared for this question. I have my 3 min “elevator pitch” that I give to people I meet at conferences (sometimes even in elevators), and […]

WIT – TechGirlz

A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your successes. Cullen Hightower My good friend Larry Arrance once said that “one of the best ways to reach your goals is to surround yourself with enthusiastic and supportive people.” Those of us who are active in the SQL community realize […]

Distributed Replay – A multi-part series. Part 2 – The Parts

Distributed Replay is a feature to help you assess the impact of future SQL Server upgrades, the impact of hardware or operating system upgrades, and for SQL Server tuning. However, the best way to look at it is that it is similar to SQL Server Profiler but is not limited to replaying the workload from […]