Speaking at SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2019!

Speaking at SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2019!

SQL Saturday Indianapolis is coming up quickly - it's in less than two weeks! I am very happy to be returning to Indy on Saturday, August 17 to deliver my session Dipping Your Toes Into Azure Data Lake for DBAs. Abstract: As a data professional, you know what data is, and hopefully know what a lake is too. But what's a Data Lake? This session covers the very basics of Azure Data Lake, and is geared towards those who are familiar with relational databases and also curious about other technologies. Topics covered will include Data Lake storage, security basics, and…
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Join Me for PASS Data Expert Series!

Join Me for PASS Data Expert Series!

I'm very honored to have one of my PASS Summit sessions chosen for the PASS Data Expert Series, taking place this Thursday, February 7th! This is an awesome opportunity to see some of the top-rated sessions from this year's PASS Summit. Included is my session on SQL Server Management Studio, which ended up being the second-best attended session of the entire conference. I will be available to answer any questions that come up during the presentation. Sound awesome? Register today! I hope to see you there!
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Presenting for the PASS HA/DR Virtual Group

Presenting for the PASS HA/DR Virtual Group

I'm very happy to be taking part in a panel for the PASS HA/DR Virtual Group! Topic: Ask Me Anything about SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery Panel: David Klee, Ed Leighton-Dick, Anthony Nocentino, Bob Pusateri Date/Time: Tuesday 15 January 2019, 18:00 UTC Register Here Over the past year, our meetings have had LOTS of questions that typically cause us to go well beyond our scheduled hour. This time, we're dedicating an entire meeting to them! Bring whatever questions you might have about HA/DR features, architectures and anything else! I really hope to see you there!
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Presenting a Pre-Con at SQLBits 2019!

Presenting a Pre-Con at SQLBits 2019!

I was very fortunate to attend my first SQLBits last year, and wow was it an amazing time! Not just because it was in London either (though that was great too!) but because it is a tremendously well-organized conference with some incredible sessions and opportunities to network. This year I not only get to return, but am honored to be presenting a pre-conference session with David Klee! Sound great already? Register here! SQLBits has many excellent pre-conference choices this year, but I think you will find ours particularly useful because we're focused on cloud infrastructure. Infrastructure still matters, and yes…
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Speaking in Boston in December!

Speaking in Boston in December!

I'm very happy to be travelling to the Boston area in a few weeks! I will be speaking at the New England SQL User Group, which meets in Burlington, Massachusetts, on Wednesday December 12, 2018. I will be delivering my session Locks, Blocks, and Snapshots: Maximizing Database Concurrency. This takes a look at SQL Server’s available isolation levels, what they are, how they differ, and why the default setting of “read committed” may not be appropriate for your workload. I'll also have some demonstrations that show how different isolation levels can determine not only the performance, but also the result…
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