Me as a full time employee: “Oh wow, it’s afternoon already!!”
Me as an entrepreneur: “Oh hell, it’s afternoon already.”
The last week of October, we’ll be at the PASS Summit in Seattle, WA. As some of you already know – and as I said last year and the year before – “this is the highlight of most SQL Server speakers’ years…a sort of educational, Christmassy nerdfest, with a feel of a class reunion mixed in.” It’s gonna be a blast, again-again, and so here’s some of the stuff you should know about.
Edit for PSA: If you’re the type to get a flu shot, NOW would be a good time. #NerdFlu is a thing. Got to give the vaccination time to take effect!
24 Hours of PASS – 24 hours of live, free webcasts – is September 7.
The keynotes and luncheons are usually live broadcast, and you can order session recordings to cuddle up with at home. I suppose you can put on a kilt, go hit a karaoke bar with friends, drink too much, and contract the nerd flu, if it’ll make you feel more like you were at Summit. That’s what I’d do.
AND! PASS has announced that they will be live streaming keynotes, interviews, sessions, and lightning talks on PASSTV next week!
I’ll update this section as new stuff is announced.
Right before the Summit starts:
During the Summit:
P.S. For those who missed something in particular from this announcement, email or DM or email me with your questions. Apologies to the rest of you for the cryptic postscript.
And while you’re at it, register for the free SQL Saturday Orlando that follows! http://www.sqlsaturday.com/564/eventhome.aspx
Database maintenance isn’t a single event; it’s a lifecycle. Aside from the maintenance event itself, there’s also reporting, error management, specialized configs, HA/DR and more. In this full day session, we’ll explore the many issues surrounding maintenance and how to solve them in a way that is cohesive and comprehensive. If you’re managing more than one server, come to this session.
Learn how to:
For maintenance, you’ll learn how to:
And for backups specifically, you’ll learn to: