What’s New in SQL Server 2016

What's New in SQL Server 2016
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 became generally available this week, and it may be the most anticipated SQL Server launch I can remember. In addition to earlier announcements that SQL Server will now run on Linux, Microsoft pulled no punches in their mission to go after Oracle’s market share by adding value at every turn at ...

If This Then That (IFTTT) and the Evolution of Programming

If This Then That (IFTTT) and the Evolution of Programming
If you are reading this blog, you are probably not a programmer. In fact, a 2014 study by IDC found that only approximately 11 million people world wide are (Source: InfoQ.com). That is only 0.3% (three-tenths of a percent) of the world’s population. Despite all of the press over the past few years encouraging everyone¬†to ...

How To Stay Informed in a Fast Paced Career

How To Stay Informed in a Fast Paced Career
If you are like me and work in a field that is constantly changing, keeping up with the latest and greatest relevant information may seem like a daunting task. I have never felt like I needed to be the first to know, but I also don’t want to be the last to know. Since my ...

Why I Left OneNote for Evernote and Went Back to OneNote Again

Why I Left OneNote for Evernote and Went Back to OneNote Again
I have been working on going completely paperless. In over 20 years of consulting in software development, you can imagine how the notes pile up from client meetings, design sessions, specification documents, etc. It is not as simple as just finding a tool. There are plenty of tools available. Some people I know still use ...

10 Takeaways from GrowCo 2015

10 Takeaways from GrowCo 2015
What is GrowCo “GrowCo is a three-day event for entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to achieve sizable growth within their organizations.” — Inc. Magazine (http://growco.inc.com/about-2016/). I had the honor of attending GrowCo 2015 in one of the greatest cities on earth: Nashville, TN. Two colleagues and I were on a mission to discover new ...