If you're a data professional, you know that it's important to set aside some time for training when a new release or paradigm comes from your platform. In the case of SQL Server 2019 (and later), you'll want to pay close attention to the Big Data Clusters feature. It's a exponential knowledge increase, and that's … Continue reading Learning Areas for SQL Server Big Data Clusters
Well, not the *whole* workshop. That's a full-day long, with individualized attention and exercises. I condensed that into 35 minutes - and decided to make it free to everyone. If you check my LinkedIn profile, you'll see my "Job Title" section below my name reads "Smarter People are Better People". If you know more about, … Continue reading A Speaker’s Workshop in 35 Minutes
I started at Microsoft in 2006 - in the SQL Server team. I've been a DBA/Developer/BI dev since 1981, on systems from mainframes to HP VAX Clusters, Solaris systems, and more. I worked as a Program Manager (someone who owns a feature within a product at MSFT) for the management tools - SQL Server Management … Continue reading Buck Woody is Returning to SQL Server
Everyone likes to be recognized for good work. And yet, most of us don't hear back when we do a good job. But you can fix that: With a simple acknowledgement of how someone has helped you, you can help them have a great day, and perhaps even boost their career.
* Plot twist: It’s Mr. Math under that Mask, Scooby Doo! OK, you really can’t learn all about Machine Learning in five minutes. Or five days. Or five weeks. It takes longer than that, but what I can show you in five minutes is what Machine Learning is about, a couple of important terms to … Continue reading The Five Minute* Guide to Machine Learning
When I started down the path of learning Data Science, I was nervous. I have to work hard at math - it's a skill I love but one that does not come naturally to me. I was nervous because I thought the most daunting task I would face in Data Science was learning all the … Continue reading The Hardest Thing In Data Science
I add things to this site pretty much every week, so to help you navigate all the articles, I've set up this handy guide. You can bookmark this article, and I'll make sure I keep it up to date as I add new Data Science Notebook entries. In essence, I'm creating a book as I … Continue reading Backyard Data Science