On the road with SQL Sentry
No sooner have I joined the SQL Sentry family than I am back on the road again for some fantastic SQL Server community events, so I thought what better way than to introduce myself to you all than by telling you where I am going to be so you can drop past and say hello.
September 26 : SQL Saturday #434, Utrecht, Holland
I will be joining Aaron Bertrand out in Holland for SQL Saturday #434 where I will be presenting a session on Monitoring SQL Server, Key performance metrics and how to interpret them. I will be giving background on why you should be monitoring, not just that you should.
SQL Relay 2015
For those of you that don't know, SQL Relay is a UK event that started as a collection of user groups coordinating events and has now become a SQL Server road trip of epic proportions made up of whole day events. Spread over six cities in two weeks, Richard Douglas and I will be presenting sessions as well as a couple of workshops with The Boss (Kevin Kline) joining us for the second week.
October 7 : Nottingham, UK
In the home of Robin Hood and SQL Bits XI, Nottingham, I will be presenting My First IaaS, Microsoft Azure. Showing that the cloud is something that we should consider another tool in the toolbox that can really give us extra agility in the way we manage Data Platform systems.
October 8 : Reading, UK
Heading back to my old stamping grounds of Microsoft UK HQ at Thames Valley Park, Reading, I will be presenting my session SQL Server 2016, New Features & Enhancements. Looking at some of the new capabilities that Microsoft is building into the next version of the SQL Server database Engine and exploring some of the improvements to existing features.
October 12 : London, UK
Another one of my old haunts here, Microsoft's offices at Cardinal Place in London Victoria. Surrounded by history we can talk about the future and SQL Server 2016, New Features & Enhancements.
October 13 : Bristol, UK
Next on the tour, Bristol, where I will be presenting two sessions. My SQL Server 2016, New Features and Enhancements session, we will then be taking a more in-depth look at what SQL Server 2016 Availability Group Enhancements are coming. We will also be running the first of our workshops where Kevin, Richard and I will be covering 25 things All SQL Server Developers Need to Know.
October 14 : Cardiff, UK
We cross the border into Wales for this event hosted in the wonderful city of Cardiff, and yes you guessed it. I'm doing my SQL Server 2016, New Features & Enhancements session. We will also be delivering another installment of the 25 Things All SQL Server Developers Need to Know half day workshop.
October 15 : Birmingham, UK
Finally there is a trip to the England's second city and the curtain call, Birmingham. This will be the final delivery of my SQL Server 2016, New Features & Enhancements session along with a vendor session showing what you can do with Performance Advisor and ask us some more questions.
October 24 : SQL Saturday #446, Portland OR, US
The weekend before PASS Summit I will be stopping off in Portland, Oregon at SQL Saturday #446 as I have been selected to present my session on Designing & Building Highly Available Solutions. Where I will be talking about how HA is something that you need to think about up-front rather than as an after thought.
So hopefully I will see a few of you out and about, feel free to grab me for a chat if you see me.
John (@SQLDiplomat) is the Product Manager at SentryOne, looking after SQL Sentry and the core monitoring suite. John is also a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with more than a decade of experience with SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform. John is an experienced DBA, Developer, and former Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. Having worked with SQL Server for the last decade he has gained a broad understanding of how you can use, and misuse, SQL Server. With the latest PASS Board Election Results, John will be the EMEA representative effective January 1st, 2018.