Buck Wood Interview in Orlando

One of the most recognizable members of the Microsoft data community and one of my heros, Buck Woody has been teaching and presenting at conferences for the past 16 years while holding leadership positions at Microsoft. He is a mentor to many, frequently sharing advice and pearls of wisdom. We chatted at the Live! 360Continue reading “Buck Wood Interview in Orlando”

Chat with Bob Ward in Orlando

During the Live! 360 conference in Orlando, I had this chat with Bob Ward, SQL Server veteran of 28 years and Senior Architect with Microsoft. Bob is the author of several books, a frequent keynote conference speaker and industry-leading SQL Server expert. He shared his insights about work/life balance and learnings about how to thriveContinue reading “Chat with Bob Ward in Orlando”

An Interview from The Cube, with Adam Saxton

Seven years ago Adam Saxton started recording short video presentations from his cubical at the Microsoft Technology Center in Las Colinas, Texas. Branded as “Guy In A Cube”, he shared his learnings as a Customer Support Senior Escalation Engineer. Teaming up with colleague, Patrick Leblanc, they now have a YouTube following of about a quarterContinue reading “An Interview from The Cube, with Adam Saxton”

Interview on the Road with Andie Letourneau

This is our first community leader interview on the road after setting sail for the south. Andie Letourneau is a tenured data professional who has worked with SQL Server “since it was just a baby”, in her own words. Today she develops data solutions using several Azure-born tools. She is speaking at the PASS VirtualContinue reading “Interview on the Road with Andie Letourneau”

Finally Out There! – Idaho, Utah & Arizona

We’ve been on the road for a week. After leaving Vancouver, Washington for a cross-country trek through the Southwest and Southern US, our destination on this leg of the journey is the Orlando Live! conference in Florida in mid November. Stops will include Phoenix, Albuquerque, Lubbock, Dallas, Houston, Lafayette, Vaiden MS, Red Bay AL, Atlanta,Continue reading “Finally Out There! – Idaho, Utah & Arizona”

Going On The Road – Fall & Winter 2021

On this first leg of the Data Bus journey, we are heading to Florida from our soon-to-be former home in Vancouver, Washington. We plan to meet up with colleagues, data community leaders and user groups along the way. We’re just getting started on this grand adventure so we welcome your comments below this post. Can’tContinue reading “Going On The Road – Fall & Winter 2021”

Interview with Chris Finlan, Group Program Manager for Paginated Reports on the Power BI team

Chris shares his insights about working hard, playing hard and disconnecting before work life consumes you. He tells us how he shares advise to work colleagues in his team and to members of the community. Paginated Reports remains awesome. We talk about the Microsoft data platform and Power BI community, the Bear and assorted things.Continue reading “Interview with Chris Finlan, Group Program Manager for Paginated Reports on the Power BI team”

Data On The Road – a day with Matthew Roche

Someone once said that life was like a box of chocolates. Such was my experience spending the better part of a day with Matthew Roche from the Power BI Customer Advisory Team at his family home in Bothell, Washington. We were later joined by head of Power BI Engineering, Bogdan Crivat. Matthew schooled us inContinue reading “Data On The Road – a day with Matthew Roche”