Speaking at SQL Saturday Boston 2018!

Speaking at SQL Saturday Boston 2018!

I'm very happy to be returning to Boston this weekend to speak at SQL Saturday Boston 2018. I last attended a few years ago and have been wanting to get back there ever since, so I'm happy the cards fell into place this time around! The organizers in Boston have put together an amazing schedule for the day that I'm really proud to be a part of. Check it out - they really have some top talent arranged on a wide variety of topics. As for myself, I'll be presenting a classic session that I feel will always be relevant: backup…
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Presenting at the Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group

Presenting at the Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group

I am very happy to be returning to the Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group next week! ...Except I won't exactly be talking about SQL Server. Instead I will be speaking about Azure Cosmos DB, a relatively new cloud offering that, while different from SQL Server, is quickly proving to be extremely important in the field of data management. So what exactly is Azure Cosmos DB, and why does it matter? This session, "Select Stars: A SQL DBA's Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB" will cover the basics of the product, how it works, and what it can do for your…
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Speaking at the Chicago SQL Server User Group!

Speaking at the Chicago SQL Server User Group!

I'm very happy to be presenting at next month's meeting of the Chicago SQL Server User Group! This meeting will take place on Thursday August 9 at the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago. For a little something different, I won't be speaking about SQL Server. Instead, I will be giving an introduction to Azure Cosmos DB from a SQL Server DBA perspective. I will be presenting "Select Stars: A SQL DBA's Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB". Azure Cosmos DB has quickly become a buzzword in database circles over the past year, but what exactly is it, and why does it…
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Speaking at SQL Saturday Oslo 2018!

Speaking at SQL Saturday Oslo 2018!

I always feel honored when chosen to present at a SQL Saturday event. Being selected is never a guarantee, especially these days when organizers seemingly have more speakers and abstracts to pick from than ever before. But I am just over-the-moon happy to share that I was picked to speak at SQL Saturday in Oslo, Norway coming up on September 1. Norway has been on my list of places to visit for years, and I really can't wait. Thank you so much to the SQL Saturday Oslo organizing team for putting together an amazing schedule and for allowing me to be a…
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Speaking at Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group!

Next week I am happy to be presenting for the Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group, which meets in Downers Grove, IL. 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. It should not only be helpful, but lots of fun as well. I hope you can join us! The meeting is on Tuesday, April 17, and you can register and find further details here!
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