Yes, I know I’ve been gone for a long time. I haven’t professionally blogged for years. But, the good folks here, Adam and Peter have out of the goodness of their hearts, left my blog around and well, I though I’d check in. Since then, I’ve changed jobs, gotten divorced, bought a few more laptops, bunches of guitars, a snowboard or two, iPads, iPhones, a few cars, travel to India, Europe, Middle East, backpacked Scotland (and still damp), Nepal and all over the US.

I’m three roles away from the SSIS one and one company away from Microsoft. I’m now at Blackbaud and loving the challenge and the focus on helping non-profit companies be more efficient and effective at managing their businesses. If you’d like to contact me directly just to catch up or say hello, please drop me a line at Kirk dot Haselden overat Blackbaud dot com. I’d love to hear from you. I’m also on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/knightreign.

Anyhow, back to the point of this post. Folks have been asking about how to find the samples for the books. They’re still where they were when the book was published, which is to say, unfortunately, not with the actual book as was the original plan but rather on the Sams Publishing website here and then click on the Downloads tab at the bottom.

Well, that’s all for now folks. It’s been great reading all the articles and catching up with what’s happening in SQL Server land. If any of you are interested in helping non-profit companies and are looking for a quality company to join, please drop me a line. We’re always looking for solid SQL Server types, code junkies and especially test engineers.

Happy Holidays!

Universe.Earth.Blackbaud.Enterprise.Kirk  Smile