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  • [Speaking] Lots of Speaking Engagements in September and October

    As Adam Machanic said, Fall is the busy season for speaking, and it will be for me. Here's a brief list of what's coming up: On Saturday, September 17 I'll be in Kalamazoo, Michigan for SQL Saturday #84, where I'll be presenting my Automate Policy-Based Management using PowerShell. The lineup of presenters for this event is amazing and I'll ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on August 22, 2011
  • [OT] On Community

    Last fall, and winter, and spring I was part of the PASS Election Review Committee. It was interesting, sometimes fun, sometimes frustrating, but a very rewarding experience. My first PASS conference was in the fall of 2003, and I've attended every one since then. The PASS community, as I've gotten to know it, has been supportive at all times, ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on August 11, 2011
  • [Speaking] Let Service Broker Help You Scale Your Application

    I'll be presenting at tomorrow's PASS DBA Virtual Chapter. Here's the abstract: How your business applications interact with the corporate database directly can have a dramatic impact on how successful you are, and one of the biggest issues is performance with large databases. By designing the application to use asynchronous messaging for ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on May 24, 2011
  • PASS Summit Session Selection is Open

    This year the Program Committee decided to open up the selection process to the community. I'm anxious to see how well this is received, since it'll be the people who are actively online and aware of the process who'll influence the sessions that are selected. I've submitted four regular sessions and one pre-conference session for this year's ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on May 11, 2011
  • Build Your Personal Network

    Recently a few people have approached me privately about their careers, and how they can make the changes to allow them to do the kind of work they'd like to do, be it consulting or in a full-time role. (In every case, I was flattered and surprised, as I never felt I had that much insight into career choices.) The most important thing, I told ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on March 9, 2011
  • The Team Behind SQL Saturday 60 In Cleveland

    Last July I asked the assembled group at the Ohio North SQL Server Users Group meeting if they'd be interested in putting on a SQL Saturday. Enthusiastically, they said yes! A great group of people came together and met, first monthly, then every other week, and finally every week, taking time from their families to do the things necessary to ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on February 4, 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
  • The SQL Server Community

    In case you weren't aware of it, I absolutely love the SQL Server community. The people I've gotten to know have amazing knowledge, and they love sharing that knowledge with anyone who wants to learn. How can you not love that? It's inspiring and humbling all at the same time. There are a number of venues where the SQL Server community comes ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on January 15, 2011
  • PASS PowerShell PreCon was a Success

    I'd like to thank everyone who attended my pre-conference session at PASS on Using PowerShell to Get the Most Out Of SQL Server. It was a huge success, and (at the last count I heard) I had 63 people in attendance. The demos for the session have been attached to this post, but it's password protected, so those of you present have the ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on November 12, 2010
  • PASS Summit 2010 - SQL Server and PowerShell

    Next week is the eagerly anticipated PASS Summit 2010. I've attended every year since 2003, but this one is special, because I'm presenting both a Pre-Conference session and a Spotlight session! In addition to these, I'll be a contestant in Monday evening's SQL Quiz Bowl, and on Wednesday afternoon, one of the Lightning sessions. Monday's ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on November 6, 2010
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