The next couple of weeks are going to me huge in my SQL Server career. Next week I will be attending the SQLskills.com Immersion Training for Internals & Performance. There are no words to express my excitement about this training as I don’t think I can truly comprehend how much I will be learning and moving my career into overdrive. As I move towards the MCITP, and quite possibly towards the MCM or Microsoft Certified Master, this training will move me along in my journey into the BIG TIME!
The following week, I will be standing up two new SQL Server 2008 R2 clusters for a huge project that will impact the future of SQL Server in my organization. This is a pivotal project and it is my first time standing up clusters on my own as I have maintained clusters but never built them on my own. For this reason, we have asked our Microsoft Premier Field Engineer to assist and I will be soaking up her knowledge as we build a solid production and acceptance cluster environments. If that project is successful, we will then look to move more of our Oracle systems to SQL Server and my plan for world domination will be set in motion.
And finally on the week after that we will be meeting with Microsoft again to discuss our plans to move to SQL Server 2012 and help management understand the new pricing structure. Hopefully we will be able to move forward and onto the next version of SQL Awesomeness. These next three weeks will be pivotal for my career, time to dominate! Enjoy!