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  • Developing New Speakers

    There's a lot of discussion about the process of bringing new speakers to a level that allows them to be ready and able to present at major conferences like the PASS Summit.  Andy Warren (@sqlandy) wrote a blog post about a speaker challenge and Brent Ozar (@BrentO) wrote about Speaker 47.  Erin Stellato (@erinstellato) responded to An ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on July 17, 2014
  • T-SQL Tuesday #41 - Presenting and Loving it!

    For this T-SQL Tuesday Bob Pusateri asked us to share how we came to love presenting. Before I ever got involved in computing technology I had (and still have) a love for the theatre, specifically musical theatre. When I was little the majority of albums (this was the 1950s, kids) we had were cast albums from Broadway shows my parents had seen ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on April 9, 2013
  • [Speaking] Manage SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server Core with PowerShell

    This evening I'll be presenting a brand new session on installing and managing SQL Server 2012 with PowerShell. Here's the abstract: Windows Server 2008 introduced Server Core, the operating system without the Graphical User Interface. SQL Server 2012 is the first version of SQL Server to support Server Core. To gain the maximum efficiency from ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on January 17, 2012
  • Speaking about Performance and PowerShell

    I'll be presenting at the South East Michigan SQL Server User Group (SEMSSUG) tonight. The session will be Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShell. We all know how important it is to keep a baseline of performance metrics that allow us to know when something is wrong and help us to track it down and fix the problem. We don't always ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on December 8, 2011
  • [Speaking] Lots of Speaking Engagements in September and October

    As Adam Machanic said, Fall is the busy season for speaking, and it will be for me. Here's a brief list of what's coming up: On Saturday, September 17 I'll be in Kalamazoo, Michigan for SQL Saturday #84, where I'll be presenting my Automate Policy-Based Management using PowerShell. The lineup of presenters for this event is amazing and I'll ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on August 22, 2011
  • [Speaking] Let Service Broker Help You Scale Your Application

    I'll be presenting at tomorrow's PASS DBA Virtual Chapter. Here's the abstract: How your business applications interact with the corporate database directly can have a dramatic impact on how successful you are, and one of the biggest issues is performance with large databases. By designing the application to use asynchronous messaging for ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on May 24, 2011
  • PASS Summit Session Selection is Open

    This year the Program Committee decided to open up the selection process to the community. I'm anxious to see how well this is received, since it'll be the people who are actively online and aware of the process who'll influence the sessions that are selected. I've submitted four regular sessions and one pre-conference session for this year's ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on May 11, 2011
  • The Team Behind SQL Saturday 60 In Cleveland

    Last July I asked the assembled group at the Ohio North SQL Server Users Group meeting if they'd be interested in putting on a SQL Saturday. Enthusiastically, they said yes! A great group of people came together and met, first monthly, then every other week, and finally every week, taking time from their families to do the things necessary to ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on February 4, 2011
  • SQL Rally Voting Open

    The voting for sessions for SQL Rally has been going on for a couple of weeks now. This week the Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment sessions are up for voting. I didn't go into politics because I don't feel comfortable telling people that they should vote for me but this is how the sessions are being decided for this ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on January 26, 2011
  • The SQL Server Community

    In case you weren't aware of it, I absolutely love the SQL Server community. The people I've gotten to know have amazing knowledge, and they love sharing that knowledge with anyone who wants to learn. How can you not love that? It's inspiring and humbling all at the same time. There are a number of venues where the SQL Server community comes ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on January 15, 2011
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