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  • Jam session at Microsoft TechEd proves geeks can have fun too

    Our associate editor, Lena J. Weiner, went to a jam session at Microsoft TechEd on a specific quest: to prove that geeks are the biggest party animals. Read this article to see what she discovered. 

  • TechEd 101: Scoring some ice cream

    Knowing your way around the monstrous Microsoft show isn’t always easy, but three show veterans give their take on what works. 

  • What's the real value of SQL Server certification?

    Not all certs are created equal, but changes to Microsoft’s certification track over the past few years have left some database professionals curious about what to pursue. 

  • SQL Server MVPs give back with new book

    Talk about a win-win. A new book gives DBAs and developers the chance to improve their crafts while donating to a good cause. 

  • DBA career paths could lead to business intelligence

    Business intelligence could prove to be an ideal specialty for SQL Server DBAs who feel like they've hit a wall with their current jobs. 

  • TDWI keynote speaker reveals secrets of DBA career success

    Anthony Politano started out as a DBA but made his way up the business ladder. Here, the keynote speaker at next week's TDWI conference explains how he did it. 

  • New certifications will become reality in 2006

    Exams, curricula and processes for Microsoft's revamped certifications will begin to appear in 2006, and the program will expand as Windows Vista, Exchange 12 and Office 12 are released. But IT professionals may be too busy upgrading software to upgr... 

  • Meet the SearchSQLServer.com expert panel

    The SearchSQLServer.com experts are available to help address your most trying SQL Server problems. 

  • DBA cites on-the-job training as key

    Database architect and college instructor Jorge Batista says hands-on training is always more valuable than the stuff of textbooks. 

  • Shun Linux and kiss your job security good-bye, part 1

    IT managers who think that their Microsoft certifications give them all the tenure they need are in for a rude awakening. In fact, says author Robin Miller, their pink slips are only a point-and-click away. Learn to use Linux, he said, or you'l... 

  • Adam Machanic talks SQL Saturday

    We caught up with Adam Machanic, group leader of the New England SQL Server user group, at SQL Saturday Boston. Find out what he shared with us. 

  • SQL Kilt Day at PASS Summit 2011

    A tradition emerging from the PASS Summit has men slipping into kilts to show solidarity with the Women in Technology interest group.