I recently presented a session at the Pittsburgh Techfest on Hardening SQL Server. Thanks to everyone who attended my session. Below please find the slide deck.
Just when I thought my year was effectively over in terms of public speaking, I was asked to present my PASS Summit 2014 talk on “The Professional Networking Toolbox” for the PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter. It’s been exactly two years since I last spoke at the Prof Dev VC so I readily accepted. I
I recently returned from my annual trip to the PASS Summit. This week long adventure is always exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. Some thoughts on the Summit this year (in no particular order): Dining Hall / Community Zone / Exhibit Hall layout really worked this year. Abandoning the South Lobby was a great
I’m just amazed that in less than 24 hours I will be in Seattle getting ready for the 2014 PASS Summit. This event is the largest SQL Server Conference in the world. I think attendance is somewhere around 6,000 from around the world. I was honored to be selected to present on two topics: The
I have just completed teaching my 1st ever PreCon training event at the Information Security Summit. Earlier this year I resolved it to make this a reality and present on SQL Server Security. It has been a lot of work, consuming all of my spare time the past four months. Some thoughts in no particular
Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation today at the Information Security Summit. As promised, attached is the slide deck and sample code. The sample code needs to be opened as a Solution inside of Management Studio.
I will be teaching a one day Pre-Con session as part of the Information Security Summit 2014. If you are a SQL Server DBA or Security Professional I urge you to check it out. I have been a volunteer and supporter of the Information Security Summit for several years now. It is a good organization,
Earlier in the year, I was invited to participate in the steering committee for Dog Food Con as a SQL/BI track owner. This Microsoft technology focused event will be hosted at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio on September 29-30, 2014. The event last year had 585 attendees over 2 days. We are targeting
Meeting began at 6PM. There was a little networking going on and we started a few minutes before 6:30. Food was typical fare, sandwiches, veggies and fruit. Guest speaker was Keith Mayer, a technical evangelist for Microsoft. I’ve known Keith for a few years now so it was good to catch up a little. Topic
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