Louis Davidson

Louis is the editor of this Simple-Talk website. Prior to that, has was a corporate database developer and data architect for a non-profit organization for 25 years! Louis has been a Microsoft MVP since 2004, and is the author of a series of SQL Server Database Design books, most recently Pro SQL Server Relational Database Design and Implementation.

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01 June 2024
01 June 2024

Powershell and SQL on the River

We are having a conference in Chattanooga, TN on Aug 16 and 17, the primary topics of which are clearly in the name of the conference! We have 3 tracks, and one of the tracks is for ANY topic (technical/professional is probably better, but I am excited to see what we get!) Friday will have … Read more
17 November 2023
17 November 2023

PASS Summit 2023 – Community Keynote – AIOps and ChatGPT – Prepare to Ride the Next Wave

Last but not least, the Community Keynote. Hang on to your hats, this is going to be an interesting ride! President/Founder of SQL Skills – Kimberly Tripp Surprised people make the Friday keynote. Agreed. This is hard and exhausting! On day to go! Try to do your reviews as soon as possible. Then perhaps present … Read more
16 November 2023
16 November 2023

PASS Summit 2023 – Redgate Keynote – The New Database Landscape – Revealing Shifts and Charting the Next Horizon

Day 2 is here! Sitting here at the bloggers table waiting for the keynote to commence!   Note: if you aren’t into the whole brevity thing, you can view then entire keynote on YouTube here. Carly Miechen – Redgate Events Welcome to day 2. Let the Event team this year! (Great job Carly). Carly’s fifth … Read more
15 November 2023
15 November 2023

PASS Summit 2023 – Microsoft Keynote – Limitless growth, limitless opportunities: Data and innovation in an AI world

I arrived early to get my seat at the media table. Definitely exciting! CEO of Redgate: Jakub Lamik This year’s theme is Connect, Share, and Learn. Tomorrow will be the Redgate keynote! People are here from 44 countries. The summit has 5 tracks, 232 sessions with 231 speakers! 43% of attendees are first timers! Thank … Read more