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November 2004 Forum Contest Winners

Discussion in 'Former Forum Contest' started by bradmcgehee, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. bradmcgehee New Member

    As always, thanks everyone for their contributions.

    The winners for November 2004 are:

    --satya
    --Twan
    --FrankKalis
    --mmarovic
    --Adriaan
    --Raulie
    --Jon M



    The people listed below are inelgible to win this month, but they still contributed a lot this month, and I want to thank them also. Some of these will again become elgible in the months ahead.

    --Thomas
    --LuisMartin
    --v1rtu0s1ty
    --Argyle
    --rweinstein
    --Chappy
    --FarhadR
    --ykchakri
    --gkrishn
    --derrickleggett



    Here are the available prizes this month. I will be contacting each winner, asking them what they want to receive. When you do receive my notice, please respond as soon as you can so I can then contact the next person. If you don't hear from me, and you are winner, please e-mail me, just in case my e-mail to you did not get to you. If I do not hear from you, I will assume you don't want the software.


    ApexSQL Code ($399) from ApexSQL Software
    SQL Scribe Documentation Builder ($400) from A&G Software
    DbNetGrid ($599) from DBNetLink
    SQLZip ($500) from from SQLZip Software
    myLittleAdmin for SQL Server ($490) from myLittleTools
    Book: In the Trenches with SQL Server & .NET: Advanced Techniques & Real World Solutions ($150)
    Book: SQL Server Query Performance Tuning Distilled (Second Edition) ($49.95)


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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    Congratulations to all.


    Luis Martin
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  3. FrankKalis Moderator

  4. satya Moderator

    Thanks Brad and congratulations to fellow peers for valueable contributions.

    Satya SKJ
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  5. thomas New Member

    Satya, you must surely have won all the prizes on offer already? Well done anyway.

    (imho) this forum remains the highest quality one of all available that I know about.

    Tom Pullen
    DBA, Oxfam GB
  6. satya Moderator

    Tom

    Thanks and yes I won most of the listed since the contest is started, but had (used) only 2 applications - scribe documentation & Apexsql code.

    Good to see you're gearing up now a days with your valuable suggestions, keep up the good work.


    Satya SKJ
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  7. thomas New Member

    Yeah, I'm trying to make more time for the forum, it's such a good way to learn.

    Tom Pullen
    DBA, Oxfam GB
  8. mmarovic Active Member

    Congratulations to all. Thank you Brad, it feels good to know that your contribution is recognized. This is such a great place to learn new things and get new ideas.
  9. FrankKalis Moderator

    For me, posting to online communities is actually the best way to learn. Have you decided on your prize yet, satya?

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    --Frank
    http://www.insidesql.de
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  10. Argyle New Member

    Satya already have them all [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]
  11. bradmcgehee New Member

    As you have probably noticed, I have been able to add a few books to the prizes list. I am still working on other options to spice up the offerings.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  12. Luis Martin Moderator

    How about something like: MCSA/MCSE/MCDBA Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 System Administrator[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]?<br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br />
  13. satya Moderator

    Thanks Guys

    I've stopped accepting free software long ago and this time I've chosen the book : Trenches with SQL & .NET for more information on .NET applications.

    Forums are very good place freshen up your knowledge, share it for equal gain.


    Satya SKJ
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  14. FrankKalis Moderator

    Yes, I had the books in mind, too.

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    --Frank
    http://www.insidesql.de
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  15. Adriaan New Member

    quote:Originally posted by FrankKalis

    Yes, I had the books in mind, too.

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    --Frank
    http://www.insidesql.de
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    The same here.[:0]
  16. mmarovic Active Member

    So the book is gone <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' /><br /><br />Brad, more books like one Satya chosen would be appreciated if possible. I'm not freelancer, so if I really need kind of software offered, my company is going to buy it. Anyway, if there is no book left I'll still pick one from the software offered. Some of them looks interesting and may be useful if I change my career path.
  17. FrankKalis Moderator

    Hey guys,<br />good news. In three month, when we are eligible again, satya apparently got this book already. So likelihood to get a book is increasing [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />-----------------------<br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />-----------------------<br />
  18. Twan New Member

    yeah I had my eye on that book too <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';-)' /> Satya, could you let us know what you think of the book after you've devoured it?<br /><br />Twan
  19. bradmcgehee New Member

    The publisher of "In the Trenches" has gratefully offered to give out one copy of this book, once a month, for the foreseeable future. I guess that is why he goes by the name "The Saint".

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  20. FrankKalis Moderator

  21. vbkenya New Member

    The inclusion of books in the prize list is the best thing to have happened to the forum since the inclusion of UDF's into SQL Server. I just hope that we get more "Saints" in Brad's good books.

    But aren't saints supposed to be dead and long gone to heaven (or reincarnated)?

    Nathan H.O.
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.com
  22. FrankKalis Moderator

    <i>But aren't saints supposed to be dead and long gone to heaven (or reincarnated)?</i><br /><br />Who cares as long as they are material enough to write a book? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />-----------------------<br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />-----------------------<br />
  23. vbkenya New Member

    Yeah, some do write books while they are gesund und munter. I suppose we should be grateful in this instance because generally "dead men tell no tales"

    Nathan H.O.
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.com
  24. satya Moderator

    Sure Twan, and after my review I can lend it to you as you're in UK [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />] hows...that.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Twan</i><br /><br />yeah I had my eye on that book too <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';-)' /> Satya, could you let us know what you think of the book after you've devoured it?<br /><br />Twan<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  25. Twan New Member

    sounds cool Satya <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';-)' /><br /><br />Twan
  26. satya Moderator

    Brad

    I received the book by post today, hope I can get on few pages in this holiday season... and I'm sure this will help in my new project which is scheduled in Jan 2005.... tough and good days ahead.[;D]

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  27. mmarovic Active Member

    Hey Satya, can you share your impressions about the book?
  28. satya Moderator

    Mmarovic

    I didn't get much time to go thru the subject and the outlook looks definetly usefull when developing the application using .NET and SQL Server, I'm sure I can lend some information within few days.

    I will email you with details.

    Satya SKJ
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