Archive for April, 2013

SQL Saturday Madison

April 6, 2013 1 comment

I just finished giving my first presentation at a SQL Saturday. The hour is quite a blur, but based on the evaluations and personal feedback I received it went well. I was really happy with the turnout and there were some great questions.

Thanks to Jes Borland for taking this picture:

I made a point of asking folks to provide feedback and got some good suggestions. One request was to provide mode information about VLF use, so I plan on incorporating the concepts Kimberly Tripp provides here into an update.

The slides and scripts for my presentation are available here.

Many thanks to the folks who organized SQL Saturday Madison and to the attendees of my session. Being a part of the SQL family continues to be a inspiring and invigorating experience.

SkreebyDBA Midwest Tour – 2013

April 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Saturday, April 6th is the first stop on the SkreebyDBA Midwest Tour 2013. I will be presenting on Interrogating the Transaction Log at SQL Saturday Madison. If you are in the area and would like to register, you can do so here. If you've never been to a SQL Saturday, it is a great opportunity to get a free day of training and meet others in the SQL community.

The second stop on the tour will be the April meeting of the Chicago SQL Server User Group, Thursday April 11th. I will be presenting on Tools to Make Multi-object Administration Easier. If you are interested, register here before 4pm on April 9th.

The final stop on the tour is SQL Saturday Chicago, Saturday, April 13th. I'll be doing the Multi-object Administration presentation again. This will be my third SQL Saturday Chicago, and it is also the third at DeVry University in Addison. DeVry has donated the space each year, and I'll be helping present an introduction to SQL Server to a group of DeVry students with Ted Krueger (b|t) and Bill Lescher (t). You can find more information about SQL Saturday Chicago and register here.

As I said, this will be my third SQL Saturday Chicago. At my first, I saw Jes Borland (b|t) present on Making Your Voice Heard!. Now two years later, I'll be presenting at my second SQL Saturday. I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of the SQL Community and encourage you to get involved as well.