“Geek” is the new cool
If you tell me I’m a geek or a nerd, I would most likely blush and take it as the greatest compliment ever.
Yes I am one …
Yes I am a geek.
Yes I am a nerd.
I can bore you with all the other things that I think are cool. You may disagree with me, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Just a heads up. Today I’ve seen the most impressive BI demos – ever! *jaw drop*
Atlanta, Denali, Crescent
The next version of SQL Server (code names Project Atlanta, “Denali”, and “Crescent”) – mostly about teradatas, column stores, and reporting and diagnosing from the cloud – will change the landscape of SQL Server.
And man, PowerPivot is everywhere!
You can now download the Denali CTP1 version from here:
My iPad cannot compete with trusty laptops and MacBooks, and the wireless during the keynote was essentially nonexistent. So I have to refer you to – ta da – Brent Ozar’s posts – for the lowdown of events:
PASS has officially started. For the second year in a row, I am attending Brian Knight’s (blog | twitter) Pre Conference. And as usual, Brian Knight – this time with Patrick LeBlanc (blog | twitter) – have delivered. Hats off to them, for making the pre-con very very informative, yet very entertaining.
Here are some of my notables from the session:
Yeah I know, my counting system is off. This is my weird counting plan, you just have to bear with me:
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One day before official PASS week. Sunday.
Pre Conference. Monday.
Real Day 1. Tuesday.
After all, everyone is going to refer to this as Day 1 anyway. Best to be consistent.
Real Day 2. Wednesday.
Real Day 3. Thursday.
Post Conference. Friday.
Day -1 Summary (read Day minus 1)
PASS has not officially started, but my adventure already started.
Got my official PASS Summit 2010 backpack swag. Woo hoo! What can I say, swags make me happy.
By this time I’ve already devoured through the PASS Summit 2010 Program Guide, the schedule, and Im halfway through the free SQLServer Magazine!