My thoughts on SQL Server on Linux

Well yesterday was a big day in the SQL Community, Microsoft announced that they will be developing a version of SQL Server for Linux. Check out the announcement here. Image Source – Microsoft – http://bit.ly/1U8Afd3 This leaves us with a lot of questions, in talking with one of my customers this morning he asked some pretty […]

Speaking at SQLSaturday Sacramento – 650!

Speaking at SQLSaturday Sacramento! I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at SQL Saturday Sacramento on July 15th 2017! And wow, 650 SQLSaturdays! This one won’t let you down. Check out the amazing schedule! If you don’t know what SQLSaturday is, it’s a whole day of free SQL Server training available to you at no cost! […]

dbfs – command line access to SQL Server DMVs

With SQL Server on Linux, Microsoft has recognized that they’re opening up their products to a new set of users. People that aren’t used to Windows and it’s tools. In the Linux world we have a set of tools that work with our system performance data and present that to us as text. Specifically, the […]

New Pluralsight Course – LFCE: Advanced Linux Networking

My new course “LFCE: Advanced Linux Networking” in now available on Pluralsight here! This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain RHEL based enterprises. It aligns with the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) and Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) and also Redhat’s RHCSA and RHCE certifications The course can be used by both the IT pro learning new skills and the senior system administrator […]

New Pluralsight Course – Understanding and Using Essential Tools in Enterprise Linux 7

My new course “Understanding and Using Essential Tools in Enterprise Linux 7” in now available on Pluralsight here! This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain RHEL based enterprises. It aligns with RHCSA and RHCE objectives and can be used by both the IT pro learning new skills and the senior system administrator preparing […]

Reflecting on the Last Year of Microsoft’s OpenSource Technologies

This past year has certainly been interesting in the world of Linux. Microsoft has taken a new strategy and is embracing the open source model. It’s releasing it’s key software products with versions for Linux. It’s truly a remarkable time. In this post I want to highlight some of the bigger events and cover what […]

Hello World on .NET Core

The developments over the last few months in the data community had brought us to an interesting place. We’re going to have SQL on Linux and now we also have .NET on Linux too! While the implications of this are unclear, and worthy of significant prognostication…I’m going to take this time to show you how […]

New Pluralsight Course – LFCE: Network and Host Security

My new course “LFCE: Network and Host Security” in now available on Pluralsight here! If you want to learn about the course, check out the trailer here or if you want to dive right in check it out here! This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain RHEL/CentOS based enterprises. It aligns with the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) and Linux Foundation Certified […]