It’s New Year’s Eve, and I am spending some nice family time by taking a holiday from work. However, it is not possible for me to forget the nice memories that the SQL Server community has given me.
As we wind up the year 2010, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the entire SQL Server Community for their kind support and encouragement in 2010. It was fun attending the various Community Tech Days events and also view the recorded Virtual Tech Days (being work days, I was not able to participate as a live attendee).
This year, I made an attempt to start giving back to the SQL Server Community in order to help strengthen it even further. I am thankful that all my contributions have been welcomed by the community and continue to pray that I will receive the same support in the years to come.
One of the the most important professional developments that happened for me in 2010 was that I started my blog with the kind help of Jacob Sebastian and the encouragement of both local SQL Server heroes - Pinal Dave and Jacob Sebastian. Here is a summary of my other contributions to the community:
- Contributed quite a few “Question Of the Day” on SQLServerCentral.com
- Pinal Dave published one of my articles on December 20, 2010 (http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2010/12/20/sql-server-securing-truncate-permissions-in-sql-server/)
- My article on Connection Strings 101 was published on December 24, 2010 on SQLServerCentral.com (http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Connection+Strings/71669/)
I pray to the Almighty that I continue contributing to the community with even increased zeal and fervor in 2011! I am proud to be associated with a community as vibrant and as wonderful as the SQL Server community.
With this, I will close and allow you all to get back with your families to ring in the New Year. I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Oh…and in the New Year,
Be courteous. Drive responsibly.