About Me: John Glasgow

MCTS SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance

I am going to give you a little background on who I am and what I am planning on discussing on my blog. I promise this is going this is going to be the fluffiest portion of my blog, if that isn’t the case, call me on it!

About Me

Let me start of by saying I have been doing some sort of IT work for 20 years now, started when I was at 10 years old writing batch scripts in DOS. I then became involved in QBASIC, developing some simple arcade games. Shortly after getting a good grasp for QBASIC, I got involved in Visual Basic 4. In high school, I was also the unofficial network admin at the high school, repairing computers and networking. During that time I also founded a technology club; where we would work on hardware, wiring, and Linux in it’s early stages.

Once I graduated high school, I pursued a BS in Computer Science and got a minor in Mathematics. There I learned C++, Java, Assembly, Perl, PHP, and VB6. I also learned some database theory, that laid the ground work for what I am currently focusing on, SQL Server.

I received my MCTS for SQL Server 2008, which I am really proud of as it was a personal goal of mine and I have found it to be truly rewarding. If you are thinking of pursuing a certification, it takes a lot of time but gives you a good sense of accomplishment.

Since college, my first job was as a programmer, then I became a business analyst, then network admin, back to programmer, and now in a DBA role (but still doing a lot of programming).

I am really focused on .Net and SQL Server. Lately I have been setting my sights on PowerShell for monitoring SQL Server and reducing my Windows Server admin work as well.

The last several years I have moved into management and still keep my programming chops up (mainly in Python these days).  I have also completed my MBA and received a certification in Business Architecture.

About The Blog

I am going to share with you some of the interesting and unusual things I have seen throughout my work and fun things I try at home. I will not waste your time by repeating things that are on a lot of other web sites. If you are having a hard time finding a solution for something, let me know and I will try to figure it out.


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