Friday, May 20, 2016

SQLSaturday Pensacola Up Next For Me, Baton Rouge on the Horizon

Looking forward to the triumphant return of SQLSaturday Pensacola on June 4, thrilled that this start-of-summer tradition is back! This has been in the past a pilgrimage that the wife and I enjoyed in early June, and we'll both be there again now that the event is returned for the first time since 2012.

I'm speaking at 11:30AM on SQL Admin Best Practices with DMV's in room 1776.

But my end-of-summer SQLSat has been, since 2009, my own hometown SQLSaturday Baton Rouge at LSU. Please help us spread the word about SQLSaturday Baton Rouge, to be held on August 6 at LSU!

Register now for SQLSaturday Baton Rouge, and check the Volunteer box to help us out!

Key dates for SQLSaturday Baton Rouge: 

Call for Speakers is OPEN, closes June 1Call for Speakers
Call for Sponsors is OPEN, closes July 25Sponsor Plan

All Sponsor bag materials must be received by July 30 

Baton Rouge User Groups Networking Night: July 13 at the La. Tech Park.
Call for Speakers for Networking Night 10-minute talks is OPEN: Networking Night Call for Speakers

Friday, May 13, 2016

Hello SQLSaturday Houston!

I've been looking forward to speaking at SQLSaturday Houston again all year!

Big thanks to the organizing crew behind this great event, poised to be Houston's biggest ever.

I'll be giving a presentation on SQL Server Permissions and Security Principals at 8:30am in room 148.

Also don't miss my colleague Robert Bishop's presentation on "Hostile Takeover", about inheriting legacy SQL Server systems, at 9:45am in room 117.

The slides and sample scripts for my presentation are available for download here or here.

UPDATE: The video from this session is available via UserGroup.TV here:

Monday, May 09, 2016

SQL Server 2016 at the BRSSUG Meeting on May 11

Looking forward to the BRSSUG/BRPBIUG meeting this Wednesday night May 11, I'll be giving a presentation all about SQL 2016!

This user group is sponsored by a free SQL 2016 sampler book from Apress, which is available for download for free from

As have all meetings this calendar year, this is a joint meeting of the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group and the nascent Baton Rouge Power BI User Group (started in January).

See you there!