Here are some of the sessions I give at conferences.

Powershell 1.0

For those of you who have always wanted to get started with Powershell but didn’t know how, this session is for you. We’ll go over the extreme basics of how PS is organized and show you everything you need to know to go out and continue your learning.

Session Level: Beginner

Powershell 1.5

Beginning Powershell, part 2.

Understanding Backups

Beginning backups.

Session Level: Beginner

Backup tune-up

Great session on tuning backups.

Deploying SSIS Packages with Poweshell

Exactly that.


As DBAs there are many tasks we’re asked to do every day that we just accept as taking a long time because of some manual component we can’t get around.  Many of these tasks can be brought into line with regex.  You can use it to format your own T-SQL and create code that writes code with relative ease.  I’m going to teach you the basics of regex and show you how to perform many tasks that’ll make your life much easier like deploying code, formatting T-SQL, and much more.

Session Level: Intermediate

DIY Performance Reporting

Stop relying on vendors to provide you with performance data.  Between Windows and SQL Server you’ve already got all you need to collect and report on server performance.  And it’s far more flexible than you’ll ever get from a vendor.  This is often called a poor man’s method, but it’s so much more than that.  I’m going to show you what your options are for collecting performance data for free and you’ll even walk away with a framework you can plug into your own environment and start using tomorrow with very little effort.

Session Level: Intermediate

DBA Roadmap

This is an excellent professional development session for DBAs.

One thought on “Sessions”

  1. Hi , thank you for your great and amazing job here .
    please review the second session about Powershell : “Beginning Powershell, part 2” and change the download link due to duplicate file.

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