SQL Saturday Albany NY 2019

I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting at SQL Saturday #855 in Albany, NY on July 20, 2019. Join me at 2 PM in room LC05 for “dbatools for the Uninitiated

You’ve just inherited a large SQL Server estate, and next month’s merger will double the number of instances you’re responsible for. Or maybe you have one big instance with thousands of databases on it. Are there backups? Are they good? Are your systems in good health?

The department just decided to reorganize and consolidate databases to prepare for an upgrade to the next release of SQL Server. How are you going to manage all this?

It’s time to automate with the dbatools PowerShell module. We’ll briefly talk about the project itself, then take a tour of functions commonly used to manage SQL Server environments and data. When you leave, you’ll be ready to level up your administration toolkit and start reducing your daily workload.

It’s been four years since I’ve presented outside work or our local user group, and this is an all-new talk loaded with demos which I hope will plant some seeds for you. I’m really looking forward to this - it’s been far too long!

Best of all, I’ll get to spend quality time with #sqlfamily. It’s been anywhere from 8 months to two years since I’ve seen people who will be there and I get to meet new people (like you, dear reader)!

If you’re new to SQL Saturday, it’s a full-day free training event for SQL Server professionals and others working with the Microsoft Data Platform. It’s also a tremendous opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and get exposure to a number of speakers and educators from all over the US and even internationally. I recommend catching Matt Cushing’s (blog | twitter) session at 8:30 AM, “Networking 101: Getting Ready for a SQL Event” so you can develop a game plan for the day.

I’ve also had a few requests for photos with The Hat so be on the lookout! Don’t put it off any longer - register today!