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I’ll be presenting at a couple of IT Pro events in the next couple of months: First, SQL Saturday Detroit on May 17th. This is their second event held in the Motor City. I was happy to attend last year and it’s great to be going back. I’ll be talking about Achieving Compliance in SQL Server. This is a new topic for me. I’ve long been interested in SQL Server security and hardening the database platform. In addition I feel there has been a long gap between the SQL Database world and the Security/GRC/Audit professional community. This is a kind of prelude to some additional talks I will be doing on this thread in the near future in an effort to help bridge that gap.

On June 7th I will be speaking at the Pittsburgh Techfest. This platform agnostic IT Pro event is coming back for a third year. I’ve attended it since it’s inception and it will be great to get back and see some old friends. I’ll be talking on Getting Started with Hadoop. This is a talk that I have been wanting to do for a while and I figured it would be a nice change from the usual SQL Server fare. I’m focusing on HDInsight Server (Hadoop on Azure) because I’m mainly a Microsoft guy so it makes the most sense. I’m planning on mentioning Hortonworks HDP 2.0 Hadoop for customers looking for an onsite install as well.
I hope to see you there if you are attending. Stop by my session and say Hi.

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