I’m on the KasperOnBI Podcast Talking About Careers and the Future of SQL Server

I sat down with Microsoft’s Kasper de Jonge this month for an hour-long conversation about how I got started speaking, careers, and the future of SQL Server:

You can also listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

In the podcast, we talk about my Epic Life Quest – that’s over here.

If you’ve got followup questions, feel free to leave ’em in the comments. Enjoy!

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  • “If you’ve got followup questions…”

    You know you’re a dba when you read that as “If you’ve got followup queries…”

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  • Denis Trunin
    May 14, 2021 2:42 pm

    Ha.. Good introduction – “everyone in the SQL Server industry knows Brent”. I recently spoke with Microsoft SDE(12 years in Microsoft) who is developing “high-performance” Azure SQL solutions and he has never heard this name – Brent Ozar.

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    • I would be quite curious to see what SQL Server industry names he does know, and what newsletters he subscribes to.

      I see this every now and then (even at clients) and the answer is usually, “I don’t know any author/presenter/blogger names, and I don’t subscribe to any emails.” Which…kinda tells me something about their level of involvement with the thing they claim to know a lot about.

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      • Denis Trunin
        May 14, 2021 3:14 pm

        The problem(and that concerns me a lot) is he is one of the guys in Microsoft who “define” this industry. I am working for a consulting company and that is normal for a client’s DBA do not know this name(Brent Ozar) and basically, that is the reason their companies are paying “consulting rates” to external consultants, but I didn’t expect this from MS people who specialized on SQL Azure performance
        I personally use this question “Do you know who is Brent Ozar” during the hiring interview. The answer is a much better indicator for perf optimization skills than asking something like “tell me about different types of joins”

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