Shop Talk: 2022-10-10

The Recording

The Panelists

  • Kevin Feasel
  • Mala Mahadevan

Notes: Questions and Topics

Upcoming TriPASS Elections

We have three seats on the TriPASS board up for election this November: President (me), VP of Marketing (Rick Pack), and Treasurer (Mala). Nominations are open, so if you are a TriPASS member on the Meetup, reach out to me if you are interested in running for one of the board seats. Rick, Mala, and I are running but if you want to throw your hat into the ring, you are welcome to do so.

Voting will start on the 3rd Thursday in November and run through the first Thursday in December. Terms will begin in February of 2023 and run for 2 years.

The Cost of 2005

One quick topic I came up with impromptu came from something Mala mentioned around SQL Server 2005. The question was, how much of a raise would you need to work solely in an environment where the only database platform was SQL Server 2005? In other words, no upgrades, no side jobs to keep current, nothing except SQL Server 2005. Mala and I were rather boring about it and both of us said “nope, can’t pay me enough.”

TriPASS Survey

If you are an active TriPASS member, please fill out our semi-annual survey. It will be open for a few more weeks and this helps shape the next two years for the organization.

A Righteous Rant

I spent a lot of time praising a rant by Sean Gallardy around the concept of SQL Server vulnerabilities. Such vulnerabilities exist but if your method of exploit is brute force password attack, that’s not an exploit. Or if you do fall prey to it, that’s a “you” problem, not a SQL Server problem.


We also covered a couple bits of SQL syntax: ANY/SOME and ALL.

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