SQLAuthority News – Resolution for New Year 2011

Today is the first day of the year so I want to write something very light.

Last Year: 2010

Last Year was a blast; really traveled a lot. My family and I went on vacation. There I enjoyed being father, rolling on the floor and playing with my daughter.

Here is the list of the countries I visited throughout 2010:

  • Singapore (twice)
  • Malaysia (twice)
  • Sri Lanka (thrice)
  • Nepal (once)
  • United States of America (twice)
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) (once)

My daughter who just completed 1 year on September 1, 2010 has so far visited three countries: Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, where I have done lots of community activities.

The list containing all my activities can be found at Pinal Dave’s Community Events.

I have written nearly 380 blog posts last year. It would be difficult for me to pick a few. However, I keep a running list of all of my articles over here: All Articles on SQLAuthority.com.

I have so far received more than 10,000 email questions during the year and consequently I have done my best to answer most of them. I strongly believe if one would Search SQLAuthority.com blog, they would have found the answer quickly.

The best part of 2010 for me was working on SQL Server Health Check and SQL Server Performance Tuning.

This Year: 2011

This year, I came up with two simple goals:

1. Personal Goal: Reduce Weight

2. Professional Goal: Stay busy for the entire year with SQL Server Performance Tuning Projects. (Currently January 2011 is booked with performance tuning projects and 40 other days are already booked throughout the year).


The future is something one cannot exactly guess and one cannot see. I just want to wish all of you the very best for this coming New Year.

Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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  • I wish you and your family a very happy new year, you are a busy man pinal earning good money!

  • Nakul Vachhrajani
    January 1, 2011 11:28 pm

    A very Happy New Year 2011 to all!

    Pinal: I really look forward to the method and results of your personal goal of reducing weight. I have decided to use the stairs and increase my water intake a bit in order to take care of a growing paunch. The water has helped me in the past. Do let me know what works for you.

    Have a great 2011!

    Thanks & Regards,
    Nakul Vachhrajani

    Be courteous. Drive responsibly.

  • I hope you have a happy new year Dave!

    Thank You for being an excellent source of SQL knowledge I can turn to with your blog.

    You have saved me from hours of frustration!

  • Hi Pinal,
    regarding reducing weight, build in time for some excercise (around 30 mins, mornings works best for me) as part of your daily routine, have water, fresh fruits and vegetables. This is just a friendly suggestion.


  • I saw ur goal this week. last year my goal was also same . my tips to reduce weight
    1. dont take oil contain
    2. every morning drink 1 ltr hot water(no need to take very hotly) in empty stomach and keep walking for min 2 kms.i did that. i got shape also

  • Shaik Abdullah
    January 4, 2011 5:41 pm

    Wish u happy new year to u and to your family

  • Happy New year Pinal..

    I closely follow your knowledge base & its really an excellent source..


  • Rahul Bhargava
    January 6, 2011 11:48 am

    Wishing u very happy new year Pinal.
    In last year I have read many articles from ur blog and it really helped me in my job.
    Thanks Pinal …and keep writing….

  • Hi Pinal,

    I Wish you a very happy, prosperous & peaceful new year 2011 to you, your family members and this blog readers.

    Keep publishing more SQL SERVER articles..


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  • I wish you a very happy new year.

    I wish you all the best for your new year resolutions.


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