Speaking at FoxPASS in December

I'm very happy to be making the trek up to Appleton, Wisconsin to speak at FoxPASS next week! I'll be delivering my presentation entitled "Whatcha Doin'? Passive Security for Hostile Environments", which I presented to a packed room at this year's PASS Summit. Here's the abstract: Ideal database security settings usually exist in books, but rarely in reality. Is your CIO a member of the sysadmin role because they demanded it? Or maybe some users have rights for purely political reasons? Just because you can't enforce security through typical means doesn't mean you're powerless. Attend this session to learn about the features SQL…
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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 Chicago Suburban PASS This Week

Tomorrow night I'll have the pleasure of speaking at the August 2010 Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group meeting.  Here's the details: WHERE:  Microsoft Offices - 3025 Highland Parkway Suite 300, Downers Grove, IL WHEN:  Tuesday, August 3, 2010.  6:00 - 9:00 pm I'll be giving my 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. I'm not the only act though, Wendy Pastrick (Blog | Twitter) will also be speaking.  Her…
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