Sessions

Uptight Database Security

Target Audience: DBAs and managers that must protect sensitive business data. Abstract: Do you work for an institution that fears its DBAs could go rogue on their production databases? Do you want to revoke continuous sysadmin permissions from your DBA team in an attempt to avoid being the next WikiLeak? Do you have concerns that…
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Effective Unit Testing for SQL Server

Target Audience: Developers and Development DBAs interested in unit testing Transact-SQL code. Abstract: There are tools available from Microsoft, as well as from a number of third party vendors, to ease the process of integrating database unit testing into your development environments and your continuous delivery pipeline. This session isn’t about any of those tools,…
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The Smart Way to Troubleshoot SQL Server Cluster and Availability Group Outages

Target Audience: DBAs and systems administrators – oh, and even developers who were “volun-told” – responsible for managing SQL Server FCIs and AGs. Abstract: SQL Server Failover Clustered Instances (FCI) and Availability Groups (AG) depend a lot on Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC). But when mission-critical databases go offline, bringing them back online could be…
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Successful production deployments with columnstore index in SQL Server 2016

Audio podcast: Enjoy the Podcast? Don’t miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS Leave us a review in iTunes Target Audience: Architects and DBAs Abstract: Imagine your Data Warehouse is growing exponentially to multi-terabytes and you have been tasked to make analytics queries even faster while keeping the cost of storage low.  Industry leading SQL Server 2016…
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SQL Server & Containers

Audio podcast: Enjoy the Podcast? Don’t miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS Leave us a review in iTunes Target Audience: This session is designed for DBAs, Developers and Sysadmins who want to learn about running SQL Server in containers on Windows Server 2016. This session assumes that attendees have a working knowledge…
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SQL Server and Continuous Integration

Audio podcast: Enjoy the Podcast? Don’t miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS Leave us a review in iTunes Target Audience: This session is for SQL Server developers. Abstract: How do you know your database change won’t affect something you haven’t thought of? Database objects can have many dependant objects in the database…
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