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My Favorite Pieces of Feedback for “SQL Tricks” So Far

My Favorite Pieces of Feedback for “SQL Tricks” So Far

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Microsoft is constantly looking for ways to improve the experience of both presenters and delegates at TechEd.  Since last year, the feedback system has been enhanced to the point where I’m now able to see my attendees' evaluations, including comments, in near real-time.

The gifts, of course, are in the actionable feedback (one reviewer said I “was repetitive with [my] phraseology to the point of being marginally annoying”; THANK YOU to whoever wrote that and rest assured I’ll fix it!), but my favorite comment so far is:

Lots of new and interesting tricks and techniques. Speaker was clearly the Chuck Norris of SQL.

It’s a great day when a compliment makes you laugh out loud..  my thanks also to the person who wrote that!

More to come..


  • Ha-Ha!  Congratulations, Ward.  This is great! I know how it feels to get great feedback such as this.  There are few if any greater rewards for a job so well done.

  • I've spoken publicly several times this year to crowds large-&-small: TechReady 6 (an internal Microsoft

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