MADPASS February 2012 Roundup

This week I was very fortunate to speak at the February 2012 MADPASS user group meeting. I've seen lots of positive tweets about the group over the course of the past year and had been hoping to attend a meeting of theirs, so when I got the email a few months ago asking if I would present I jumped at the chance. I left Chicago around noon figuring I would give myself plenty of time to drive there, find my way if I got lost, and/or sit in traffic. I didn't end up getting lost or hitting any traffic, so…
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Speaking at MADPASS Next Week

Next Wednesday I'll have the pleasure of speaking at MADPASS! I've been meaning to visit this group for a while, so I'm very excited to head up there and be speaking. Here's all the pertinent info: WHERE: 2310 Crossroads Drive, Madison, WI 53718 WHEN: Wednesday, February 22, 2012. 5:30 PM I’ll be giving one of my oldies-but-goodies, a presentation entitled “Backups and Restores In Depth”. I’ll discuss some of the finer points of backups, restores, and how they work. I’ll also cover the three recovery models in detail and add some best practices along the way. In addition, Jes Borland…
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Speaking at SQL Saturday #101: Kansas City

I'm very happy to have been chosen to speak at SQL Saturday #101 in Kansas City on October 29th. Those responsible for planning have put together an excellent schedule with a great group of speakers that I'm proud to be among! I'll be presenting 2 sessions that day: Backups and Recovery In Depth takes a good look at how backup and restore operations work in SQL Server, how your choice of recovery model affects what they do, and how this knowledge can be utilized to develop an effective restore strategy for your database. This session got lots of positive feedback…
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SQL Saturday #67 This Week!

After months of planning, SQL Saturday #67 is finally upon us! While this is the 3rd SQL Saturday I'll be attending, it's the first one I've had a hand in planning. It's been a real pleasure to be part of such an awesome team putting it all together along with: - Wendy Pastrick (blog | twitter) - Norman Kelm (blog | twitter) - Ted Krueger (blog | twitter) - Bill Lescher (twitter) - Rich Rousseau (twitter) - Aaron Lowe (blog | twitter) - Jes Borland (blog | twitter) Schedule We have an amazing schedule put together with over 40 great…
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SQL Saturday #50 Wrap-up

I had the immense pleasure of speaking at SQL Saturday #50 in Iowa City this past weekend. To say it was an awesome time would be quite the understatement. Special thanks to Michelle Ufford (blog | twitter), Ed Leighton-Dick (twitter) and Jeff Belina (twitter) for all you did to make this event possible. Also a giant thank you to all of the sponsors who made this event financially possible. To start at the very beginning, I made it to Iowa City in the early afternoon and had extra time to do a little exploring. Caving to my fetish for historic…
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