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  • Speaking About SQL Server

    There's a lot of excitement in the SQL Server world right now, with the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) release of SQL Server 2012, and the availability of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). My personal speaking schedule has exploded as well. Just this past Saturday I presented a session called Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShell. There ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on March 12, 2012
  • [Speaking] Manage SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server Core with PowerShell

    This evening I'll be presenting a brand new session on installing and managing SQL Server 2012 with PowerShell. Here's the abstract: Windows Server 2008 introduced Server Core, the operating system without the Graphical User Interface. SQL Server 2012 is the first version of SQL Server to support Server Core. To gain the maximum efficiency from ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on January 17, 2012
  • Speaking about Performance and PowerShell

    I'll be presenting at the South East Michigan SQL Server User Group (SEMSSUG) tonight. The session will be Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShell. We all know how important it is to keep a baseline of performance metrics that allow us to know when something is wrong and help us to track it down and fix the problem. We don't always ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on December 8, 2011
  • SQL Rally Voting Open

    The voting for sessions for SQL Rally has been going on for a couple of weeks now. This week the Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment sessions are up for voting. I didn't go into politics because I don't feel comfortable telling people that they should vote for me but this is how the sessions are being decided for this ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on January 26, 2011
  • SQL Connections Presentations

    This week I presented two sessions at the Fall 2010 SQL Connections conference, in Las Vegas, Automating Policy-Based Management Using PowerShell and Managing SQL Server System and Performance Data with PowerShell. I thorougly enjoyed doing both presentations and for the most part got some great questions. I'm attaching the decks and demo scripts ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on November 5, 2010
  • Speaking about Source Control for DBAs

    Brian Davis and I will be presenting a session on managing database change via source control tomorrow evening. Developers use source control consistently and with great success, but database change has been resistant to it, largely because the change involves much more than just the scripts. We'll discuss this, and show you how to use both ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on September 8, 2010
  • PASS PowerShell/SQL Server PreCon

    PowerShell is an amazing tool to help you automate your administrative processes. There are a lot of books and online sources to help you learn PowerShell, but how do you learn how to use it with SQL Server? Simple, just sign up for my PASS PreCon session. Here's the outline: Use PowerShell to Get the Most out of SQL Server Module 1: ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on August 19, 2010
  • Lots of Speaking Engagements Coming Up

    SQL Saturday - Columbus, OH, June 26, 2010 I'll be presenting two sessions this Saturday (June 26, 2010) in Columbus, OH - XQuery Basics and Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShell. The event takes place at Goodwill Columbus, 1331 Edgehill Rd, Columbus, OH. In the XQuery session I'll give an introduction to XQuery and show how easy ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on June 23, 2010
  • TechEd 2010 Followup

    Last week I presented a couple of sessions at Tech Ed NA in New Orleans. It was a great experience, even though my demos didn't always work out as planned. Here are the sessions I presented: DAT01-INT Administrative Demo-Fest for SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 provides a wealth of features aimed at the DBA. In this demofest of features we'll ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on June 13, 2010
  • Speaking at SQLSaturday #33 in Charlotte

    I'll be presenting two sessions this Saturday (March 6, 2010) in Charlotte - Automate SQL Server Administration with PowerShell and Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShell. The event takes place at the Microsoft Charlotte Offices on 8050 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. For more information please visit SQLSaturday.com or email us ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on March 4, 2010
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