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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Presenting Two Sessions at PASS Summit 2018!

Presenting Two Sessions at PASS Summit 2018!

I've been honored to present a session at PASS Summit for the past few years, but this year I am especially humbled as I had not one but two abstracts accepted! The first is an introduction to Azure Cosmos DB. The other is covering some of my favorite SSMS and T-SQL tips and tricks that can help you save time! Select Stars: A SQL DBA's Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB Level: 200 Where: Skagit 4 (TCC Lower Level) When: Thursday November 8, 2018 1:30-2:45pm Azure Cosmos DB has quickly become a buzzword in database circles over the past year, but what…
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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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