And so it begins…

I recently began a brand new and exciting endeavor with a company called Pragmatic Works as a senior Consultant implementing Microsoft business intelligence solutions. To say the people here are talented is an understatement. I’ve never been around a more technically verse group of people in my career.  What’s even more amazing, is that despite the abundant brilliance, everyone is incredibly humble, helpful and personable. This is going to be by far the most enjoyable, and hopefully the final, chapter of my career.

With all of that said, I’ve got quite a bit of ground to make up.  The last set of technologies I was heavily involved in was the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 stack. I’ve done some work in 2012, but my knowledge isn’t nearly deep enough. I also haven’t had exposure to 2014, and 2016 is coming down the pipes!  It’s a steep and daunting climb ahead, but I’m up for the challenge!

Fortunately, I have more than adequate support from the Pragmatic Works team. We are all encouraged and helped to achieve any objectives that both the employee and the company feel are beneficial.

One of my first objectives is to begin publishing blogs and articles pointing out some of the things I’ve learned over the years related to the Microsoft BI stack that may be of assistance to others. It may start out a bit bumpy, but I’m confident with some guidance from the Pragmatic Works team, some research, preparation, practice, and hard work that this will prove beneficial to both the BI community and myself.