SQLSaturday Madison – April 7-8

The first event I ever spoke at was SQLSaturday in Madison, Wisconsin, back in 2012. I was petrified – would anyone want to hear someone talk about normalization? Especially when that someone was pretty much unknown outside of his city? Long story short, yes, they did. I didn’t have a large crowd, but it was […]

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I’m speaking at Summit!

I’m excited to announce that I have been selected to speak at PASS Summit again this year! I’ll be presenting a new session, “Extending Applications Securely Using Service Broker”: If you’ve ever tried to build a distributed application – one that spans multiple servers or even multiple sites – you know how complex it can […]

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SQLSaturday Iowa City is this weekend!

If you’re within driving distance of Iowa City, IA, I’d love to see you at SQLSaturday Iowa City this weekend!  We have a fantastic weekend planned: On Saturday, June 11, we have our free conference, with around 30 sessions on all aspects of SQL Server, plus a Women in Technology discussion over lunch. We’re also […]

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Speaking at SQLSaturday Chicago

I’m happy to announce that my first public session of 2016 will be at SQLSaturday Chicago on March 5! I will be talking about the system_health Extended Events session and the default trace. Here’s the details: Dammit Jim! Dr McCoy’s Field Guide to system_health (and the default trace) As DBAs, we are asked all sorts […]

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