I just wanted to drop a note in the forum to express my gratitude for the site. What I mean is that I am already an IT professional who is extremely interested in becoming a DBA. I have done network admin, server admin, and security admin in my career at various points and now provide Change and Problem Management consultation to a customer as my current job. I wanted to try a professional services position so I could decide once and for all if I wanted to stay technical or go into consulting where I work. I've become certified in ITIL Foundations, and Intermediate Service Transition, Operation, and Continual Service Improvement in the past couple years. However, what I've found is that I want to do both consulting and be technical. But Database Administration and SQL Server in particular have always been intriguing to me. I've just never put the effort into seeing what it takes to become a DBA until now.My SQL exposure is limited to very basic Select statements used in Business Objects for reporting purposes. I am looking to grow technically and in my career and I want to do it via the DBA career path. This site has mountains of information and links related to other valuable resources for people just becoming acquainted with SQL Server. Anyway, thank you so much for giving newbies somewhere to come and grow. Most importantly, thank you for providing a place for newer DBA's to ask questions and receive meaningful responses from respected figures in the field. Maybe one day I will be as acclaimed as the professionals who contribute here and become a member of the Pragmatic Works team! In the mean time, I wanted to drop a note of gratitude for the breadth of information and help you're providing to the SQL and DBA world in general.
Thanks Paul. Glad you enjoy the site and hope you can share your experience through your own blog posts.