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Tim Ford
Works at SQL Cruise
Lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, Earth and it's environs
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Already picking out your must-see #sqlsummit sessions? Register by TODAY before prices go up #sqlpass http://ow.ly/82sM3048HN7
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3 Ways to Encourage Smarter Teamwork https://hbr.org/2015/09/3-ways-to-encourage-smarter-teamwork
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Glenn Berry (@GlennAlanBerry) provides a guide on using DiskSpd, a command-line tool to measure the performance characteristics of your storage subsystem.
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Mickey Stuewe's take on her most-recent #SQLCruise experience.
These are the voyages of the SQL Cruise 2015 cruisers on the ocean liner Getaway. Its 7 day mission: To seek out new SQL knowledge and new islands; to boldly ask questions that no woman or man aske...
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What to watch when you're stuck on the plane ride home.
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David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the 15Five blog. I used to imagine that I could peer into the silent void of a discussion with an employee and ...
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Cruise through the Caribbean while learning SQL Server from the pros. Enter to win 7 nights for you and a guest on the SQL Cruise! https://info.microsoft.com/CO-SMB-CNTNT-FY16-10-Oct-6-Sweeepstakes-Register.html?ls=Social&lsd=SQL_Cruise
Learn SQL Server on a cruise? Yes, you can! Claim your chance to win* tickets to the SQL Cruise, departing from Miami, FL on January 30, 2016. Your small or midsize business will be awarded with: 7 nights on the SQL Cruise Caribbean for you and a guest, including access to restaurants, parties, ...
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Which Microsoft Power Tool is right for your ‪#‎data‬ job? Brian Larson helps to answer that question: 

http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/power-tools-microsoft-s-business-intelligence-toolbox
These days, looking at the business intelligence section of Microsoft.com can make a person feel as if they stumbled into the web site for the local hardware store. Everything is “Power” this and “Power” that. All of that “Power” can get a bit confusing. I'll try to clarify so you can choose the ...
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Jes Borland's post about #SQLCruise captures absolutely everything we hope comes from the event!  Hope to see many more of you on future cruises.  Let us help YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
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DBA, Motivator, Breaker of Molds, Cultivator of Future Talent
Introduction
Hello, I'm a Technology Professional that no only uses tech but shares his knowledge freely with others via blogging, books, and education on one of my SQL Cruises (www.sqlcruise.com).  I am the Lead SQL Server Database Administrator for Spectrum Health in Michigan and also present on the subject of technical and professional development topics at various venues worldwide.
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Author, Entrepenuer, Father, and Husband. Cover of SQL Server Magazine, January 2008. Almost went to space.
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, Earth and it's environs
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SQL Server Database Professional, Author, Speaker, Encourager
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  • SQL Cruise
    Owner, 2010 - present
  • Spectrum Health
    Lead Database Administrator, 1999 - 2015
  • B-Side Consulting
    Owner, 2008 - present
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Elementary through High School as Timothy Smith
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Texas Township man finalist for trip to space (video included)
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Texas Township's Tim Ford, a Spectrum Health database administrator, is a finalist in the Red Gate Software and Space Adventure's "DBA in Sp

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I'm voting for this DBA to boldly go where no DBA has gone before www.dbainspace.com/finalists/tim-ford