So on October 5th at noon eastern (9am Pacific) I’ll be giving a presentation on getting better performance from your storage solution to the SQL PASS Performance Virtual Chapter. The Live Meeting info isn’t up on the site yet, but I’ll send something out when I get than info as well. Until then, save the date.
Like the session that I’m doing in September for the Virtualization VC this will be a bit of a teaser for the pre-con that I’ll be doing up at the summit in November. I’ll see you on the 5th.
Last week was a very busy week for me presentation wise. So instead of putting out 4 blog posts, one for each event I waited and put everything in a single deck.
On Wednesday at the San Gabriel Valley .NET users group I talked about SQL Server Indexing.
On Thursday afternoon at the SoCal .NET Architecture User Group about SQL Server Basics.
Thanks to everyone that came to my sessions through out the week. For those that had questions at the 24 Hours of PASS session I’ll be posting them shortly.
I’ve been given a handy discount code for those looking to go to the SSWUG Virtual Conference which is coming up in October (from the 20th to the 22nd), 2010. The code to enter is F10VCDCherry. You can enter the code on the registration page for the conference. This code will get you a $30 discount on what ever the lowest cost that you can get. That includes early registration, alumni discount, etc.
Later this week on September 16, 2010 I’ll be going and visiting the SoCal .NET Architecture User Group in Santa Ana, CA. In this presentation we’ll be going back to the basics of SQL Server and focusing on the basic T/SQL DML statements, and object creation as without a good foundation to build that application on there won’t be a successful deployment in the long term.
The next SoCal IASA chapter meeting will be Thursday September 16, 2010 at Rancho Santiago Community College District, 2323 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, pizza and networking 6:30 pm. Meeting cost is $5 to help us cover the cost of food and beverages. RSVP by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
In addition to the presentation, I’ll be bringing along a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate to give away to one lucky winner courtesy of Stephen Rose the Senior Community Manager for Windows 7.
I look forward to seeing you there.
I’ve got a bunch of sessions planned from now to the rest of the year. Here’s the list of all the events large and small.
Hopefully I’ll see you at one or more of these great events. I’ve got info on all these events on my Facebook Page as well.
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Later this month (September 15th to be specific) I’ll be speaking at the San Gabriel Valley .NET Users Group. They’ve requested that I come in and talk about SQL Server Clustering, which I just happen to have a slide deck about.
If you happen to be in the area feel free to come on over. The group meets over at 605 E Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016.
As usual I’ll be at a near by Starbucks before the meeting starts. I’ll tweet my location thanks to 4Square when I get there.
UPDATE: Turns out that I’ll actually be speaking about indexes today instead.
As many people may already know I’m working on a SQL Server security book which is due out Q1 of next year. One thing which I’m including in the book are check lists that people can follow to help them pass the various audits which we as IT professionals now have to pass. If you’ve got a checklist that you use at work, that you are able to share I would really appreciate it if you could send those over to me. The reason that I’m putting out this call is that every auditor looks for different information, so I’m trying to put together a sort of master list of items to look at.
I’m going to collect the various checklists and combine them into a sort of master check for each type of external audit. I’m sure that there are more audits than what I’m listing here, so if you know of a type of audit that you’ve had to deal with feel free to send them over as well. I know of PCI, SOX (Sarbanes–Oxley), and HIPAA audits.
If you don’t have a checklist but you have an audit you’d like to share (please be sure not to get yourself fired for sending it to me) I can take that and turn them into a checklist. If you send an audit I’ll be sure to not publish any confidential information about your company.
Anything that you can find and send between now and the end of September 2010 would be great as that will give me a couple of weeks to put everything together for my editor. Anything you can send please send to mrdenny AT mrdenny DOT com.
On September 23rd I’ll be presenting for the SQL PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter. I’ll be doing part of the pre-con that I’ll be doing at the PASS Summit. So in addition to getting some great info (at least I think its great info) you’ll get a nice teaser for what you’ll be able to see at the pre-con in November.
So if you caught my blog post yesterday, I talked about finding some of the after parties to get some “social networking” done. Because the overall Microsoft MVP community is totally awesome Joseph Guadagno (Blog | Twitter), the MVP who put together mvpsummitevents.com and techedevents.info has put together passsummitevents.info for we SQL Server peps.
The site has a flikr feed as well, so any pictures which are uploaded to flikr.com with the tag SQLPass10 will automatically be shown on the site. (All you photo walk people be sure to tag everything when you upload them.)
I’ve got The Tap House entered in there for each night since people will always land there. We’ll get Bush Garden entered in as well. Events have to be approved before they show up so SPAM doesn’t end up there.
Many thanks for Joseph for setting this up for us, it’ll be a huge help getting people together and getting people to meet new people.
So if you are going to go to an official event, or a tweet up, or a drink up, or a bar fight get it posted in there so that we can spread the word about the party. Vendors, if you are going to throw something there’s a sign-up link that you can put in when the event is submitted so have at it.