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[Ohio] A Day in the Life of the DBA 2008

We are pleased to invite you to the October 9th 2008 meeting of the Ohio North SQL Server Users Group (ONSSUG). The meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 5:45 in the Cleveland Microsoft office. The address of the office is below:

Microsoft Corporation
6050 Oak Tree Blvd. Suite 300
Cleveland, OH 44131


5:00 - 5:45 PM - Early Arrival/Discussions

Deepak Puri offered to present information that he found interesting from the 2nd Annual Microsoft BI Conference. Deepak has presented to the group following SQL Pass and other conferences and does an outstanding job of synthesizing the most important highlights from the conference.

5:45 - 6:00 PM - Dinner

6:00 - 7:00 PM - A Day in the Life of the DBA 2008 by Buck Woody, Microsoft

This presentation details a typical DBA's day, demonstrating the new improvements of the Management Platform made for Microsoft SQL Server 2008. These improvements include more efficient system management, multi-server management, performance tracking, policy creation, state detection and enforcement, and using both graphical and command-line tools. We will cover everything from the new Management Interfaces to Policy Based Management, including a practical demonstration of PowerShell integration in SQL Server administration tasks.

About Buck

As a program manager for Microsoft SQL Server, Buck Woody provides leadership on feature sets within SQL Server, as well as leads team of developers and testers. Buck is also responsible for the documentation, user-experience, and the legal and marketing professionals for the feature sets. Find out more at

7:00 - 7:30 PM - Wrap up / Ongoing discussions


To register, go to and click on the link "reserve your seat".


Published Monday, October 6, 2008 9:37 AM by AllenMWhite



Sarah Dutkiewicz said:

I'm looking forward to this meeting, and I'll actually be there for the early part too, since I'll be up there for the MSDN Event that afternoon.  See you there!

October 6, 2008 7:39 PM
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About AllenMWhite

Allen White is a consultant and mentor for Upsearch Technology Services in Northeast Ohio. He has worked as a Database Administrator, Architect and Developer for over 30 years, supporting both the Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server platforms over that period.

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