Among Giants

Since becoming a Database Administrator I’ve always looked at Microsoft MVP’s as the giants in our field.  I never once thought I could be among them. I am very humbled to be recognized as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 2017. Thank you to those that deemed me worthy enough to nominate me.

What is an MVP?

According to Microsoft, the MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts. MVPs share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.

How did I get here?

There is no magic formula to becoming an MVP.  I blog, I tweet, I did a couple podcasts, I speak at SQL Saturdays, I run my local chapter, and I am a Regional Mentor, but that doesn’t mean you have to do the same.  The point is I try to give back to that community what they have given to me. That’s all it takes. I share what I know and just do my thing, somehow that worked and you can do it too.

What can you do to help others achieve this?

NOMINATE, NOMINATE, NOMINATE!  There are so many valuable members in the community that have not become an MVP simply because they have never been nominated. I’ve had some tell me that they thought I was already an MVP so never thought to do so. I think for a lot of us waiting in the wings for our chance this is the case. So take the time and nominate someone you deem worthy, whether you think they are already one or not.

Here is the link to do so.

https://www.mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/Nomination/NominateAnMvp

Thank You

While I said it above, thank you again to all of those who nominated and believed in me. I could not have done it without the support of the #SQLFamily all these years. I’m honored to be a Microsoft MVP.

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Recommended reading from mrdenny for September 26, 2014

On a personal note, today is my 15th wedding anniversary to Kris.  Thank you to my Kris who’s put up with me for all these years.

This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.

This weeks SQL Server person to follow on Twitter is: SueBrownawell also known as Sue Brownawell

Hopefully you find these articles as useful as I did.

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter where my username is @mrdenny.

Denny

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#sqlpass Summit 1st Timers Webcast 2014 Edition

I’m pleased to announce that my now annual SQL PASS 1st Timers Webcast 2014 Edition will be Wednesday August 20th, 2014 at 11am Pacific sios_logo/ 2pm Eastern / 6pm (1800) GMT.  This years event is being sponsored by the fine folks at SIOS Technology Group.

During this session I’ll be talking about the things you need to know if this is your first PASS Summit, or if this is your first trip to Seattle (in case last year was your first PASS summit).  I’ll be talking about things like the best ways to get from the airport to downtown, which hotels are your best bet, how to get around the city, where the must see things if you’ve got some tourist time scheduled, and a lot more.  And of course I’ll be announcing this years SQL Karaoke party including sponsor, location and of course where to sign up for your wristband.PASS Summit 2014

This years PASS Summit will be a little different from prior years as the MVP summit will be held the same week so you may see a bunch of extra MVPs floating around and finding the SQL Server MVPs may be a little difficult on Monday and Tuesday as may of us will be at our MVP summit those days.

You’ll want to get signed up for the webcast in advance so that you can be sure to get a spot, as the webcast site does have a limit to the number of people who can attend.

I’ll see you on the webcast, and at the PASS Summit. Like last year I’ll be at my booth, the Consultants Corner with a couple of other great consulting companies, so be sure to swing by and say hello.

Denny

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Recommended reading from mrdenny for June 13, 2014

This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.

This weeks SQL Server person to follow on Twitter is: sqlpass also known as PASS

Hopefully you find these articles as useful as I did.

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter where my username is @mrdenny.

Denny

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As Microsoft MVP’s and Partners as well as VMware experts, we are summoned by companies all over the world to fine-tune and problem-solve the most difficult architecture, infrastructure and network challenges.

And sometimes we’re asked to share what we did, at events like Microsoft’s PASS Summit 2015.

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