I’m here at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) this week, and I’m here in the keynote. A few days ago I ranted about the fact that DBA should be a Data Professional – not an administrator. I’ve heard a lot of response about that blog – and all were in support.

And now here at PASS, what is the theme? Taking a strategic approach, and being professional. w00t! Have we turned the corner? Are other folks realizing that you hold the keys to the kingdom when you’re the DBA? I think so. We’re getting there…