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[EN] TechNet UK IT Pro New Year’s Honours List

LOGO__TechNetTwenty Five Heroes. I’m very happy to know few of them, and I’m very sad to hadn’t chance to meet others. I hope in this year I wil meet some of those Heroes honoured by TechNet UK New Year’s list. I’m glad to know Jen Stirrup, James Rowland-Jones, Chris Rhodes andChriss Webb, I heard about Ed Jones, Linda Smith, Peter Bryant.

I really like this idea which came from Microsoft techNet UK. It’s really sad that I cannot find any of this honourable list prepared by Microsoft in Poland. We have a lot of great people and it would be great to honoured all of them.

Here is the original post: This year’s IT Pro New Year’s Honours List:

  1. Jamie Bryant@MrCloudOS
  2. Mike Halsey (MVP)@PCSupportTV
  3. Roland-Jones (MVP) | @jrowlandjones

In summary: twenty new twitter accounts to follow!

[EN] An Exceptional DBA 5th Edition

Capture_ExCeptionalDBA2012Probably normally You are DBA (DataBase Administrator). Sometimes You’re Accidental DBA (from time to time, on holiday, or as a “temporary replacement”). But if You working with many databases or just only one, if You are experienced user, or someone think that…. You can take a part in RedGate (more info below) fantastic program:

Exceptional DBA Awards 2012

THE IDEA: This is the funny competition for any DBA, who like work with Instances for example at night, (2 AM?) on Saturday. Or You like look to the SQL Server Health Monitor before Sunday Family dinner? You could be an Exceptional DBA of 2012 year.

RULES: Nominations are open until the 29th June 2012. Anyone currently working as a SQL Server database administrator is eligible. You can nominate either yourself, or a friend or colleague. To enter, you just have to fill in a form on this website, answering a few questions about your career (or your nominee’s career) as a DBA. Five finalists will be chosen by the expert judging panel. The finalists will be announced in July 2012.

PRIZE: Ohh Yeeesss!!! Free entrance for PASS Summit 2012 (with awards ceremony), four nights hotel free and some money for towards of travel expenses. And extra prize for finalists (and winner) from RedGate: SQL DBA Bundle for next 36 months.

For the beginning You should read those free ebooks:

BOOKLET__sql-server-stumpers  BOOKLET__exceptional-dba

Don’t think about it too long. Just:


[PL]|[EN] Leadership Competencies: Putting It All Together

Kilka dni temu natrafiłem na ciekawy artykuł dotyczący kompetencji w zakresie bycia liderem (grupy, społeczności, organizacji). autorem jest George Klemp, twórca firmy Cambria Consulting. On sam zajmuje się od wielu lat tworzeniem standardów kompetencyjnych. Pracował w wielu firmach znajdujących się na liście Fortune 500.

Jako zacheta do przeczytania niech służy lista atrybutów, jakie George Klemp uważa za najważniejsze w funkcji bycia liderem:


Artykuł Leadership Competencies: Putting It All Together jest do pobrania TUTAJ.

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