• SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2016

    Please join me at SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2016 on August 13th. This is my second time at the #SQLSatIndy event and it is shaping up to be even better this year! My session will be during the 9am slot and we will be discussing SharePoint Business Intelligence, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow in my session titled Power BI & SharePoint – A Marriage Made in Redmond. There is still time to register – come join us! [UPDATED] Great session on the integration of #SharePoint & #PowerBi by @DanielGlenn #SQLSatIndy pic.twitter.com/xXqqvtaGBc — Jonathan Stewart (@sqllocks) August 13, 2016 Thank you everyone for coming out to the session. I loved the questions…

  • Louisville SQL Saturday 2016

    Join me August 6th 2016 for SQL Saturday Louisville 2016! I will be presenting a session titled Power BI & SharePoint – A Marriage Made in Redmond – I will be showcasing business intelligence options within SharePoint, show how we can use Power BI to enhance our BI capabilities, and then show how Microsoft Flow can take your business solution to the next level. I am speaking in the first speaking slot – come by and say hi! [UPDATE] Thank you everyone for attending! You had great questions and I really enjoyed our time together! @DanielGlenn making some pie charts at #sqlsat531 pic.twitter.com/9JGzAUfc5U — Neil Patel (@neil_patel77) August 6, 2016…

  • SQL Saturday Chattanooga 2016

    I am happy to announce I have been selected to speak at #SQLSatChattanooga this year – the city is a wonderful place to visit and the people are awesome! Join us – register now! I will be presenting “Keys to Successful SharePoint Administration for the DBA”. I will be building on the session I presented last year, Tuning SQL Server for SharePoint, and focusing on providing tips and tools for DBAs to be more comfortable interacting with the SharePoint platform and set them up for success when they are called upon to be an administrator. Join me at #SQLSatChattanooga on June 25, 2016 – come join me at an awesome…

  • SQL Saturday Atlanta 2016

    I am thrilled to be speaking at #SQLSatATL again this year – it is has proven to be a great event every year! Register now! I will be presenting a session titled “Keys to Successful SharePoint Administration for the DBA” – the session’s focus is to get DBAs more comfortable interacting with the SharePoint platform and set them up for success when they are called upon to be an administrator, which happens quite often! Join me at #SQLSatATL on May 21, 2016 – if you see me, please stop and say hi! [UPDATE] My slides from my presentation can be found here: Keys to successful SharePoint administration for the DBA…

  • SQL Saturday Pensacola 2016

    I will be speaking at this year’s SQLSatPensacola – I am honored and excited to have been selected to join a list of great speakers! There is still room – register now! I will be presenting a session titled “Tuning SQL Server for SharePoint”. I will be covering best practices for a SQL Server when it is used for SharePoint, as well as doing a live SharePoint Server 2016 install. Join us for #SQLSatPensacola on June 4th, 2016! My slides from my presentation can be found here: Tuning SQL for SharePoint – #SQLSatPensacola 2016 [UPDATE] SQL Saturday returned this year to Pensacola after a four-year absence. The main director, Karla…

  • Keys to Successful SharePoint Administration for the DBA – SQL Saturday Nashville 2016

    It is an honor and I am excited to be speaking at the January 16th, 2016 installment of SQL Saturday Nashville (#SQLSatNash). I will be doing a ‘spotlight’ 90-minute session covering the keys to being a successful SharePoint administrator, with a focus on database administrators who might have inherited a SharePoint farm or have been tasked with implementing it. We will cover common SharePoint misconceptions & use live demos to show frequently performed tasks. Lastly we will cover the training options and other resources available to make your job easier and more automated. With the extended time I plan on diving a little deeper than I could with a regular…

  • Louisville SQL Saturday 2015

    As it turns out, my last scheduled SQL Saturday event for 2015 was one of the closest – #SQLSat403 was my first time at the event held in Louisville, but I hope it won’t be the last! The speaker dinner was held at a great restaurant that was known for is delicious food – even featured on one of the TV cooking shows! We all gathered around tables and talked shop, family, work, and stuffed our faces with a lot of pizza. My session, Keys to Successful SharePoint Administration for the DBA, was slated later in the day, so I was able to attend several sessions throughout the day. I…

  • Indianapolis SQL Saturday 2015

    I traveled up to the great state of Indiana for SQL Saturday Indianapolis this past weekend. My session went well, except for the demo. I performed a SharePoint 2013 install using PowerShell but the installation didn’t finish. The most likely reason is that the virtual server host was busy (disk I/O). Oh well, the process had completed some steps and I was able to show databases without the GUID – which is kinda the point. I also attended Mike Lawell’s Execution Plans for Mere Mortals session. A lot of the information was new for me, but that is why I love going to SQL Saturdays – I stretch my knowledge.…

  • Chattanooga SQL Saturday 2015

    It was a such a great pleasure being part of the first SQL Saturday in Chattanooga! I arrived on Friday for the speaker dinner. Larry Ortega and the rest of the organizing crew did an excellent job with the dinner and getting #SQLSat410 started off. Another plus for the event – right outside my hotel was the Jurassic Park vehicle and the Mystery Machine (Scooby Doo van). On Saturday, everything seemed to run very smoothly and attendees were ready to get their learn on. My presentation went well – even the demo worked! The group was awesome and we had a productive conversation. Download the deck from my Tuning SQL…

  • Atlanta SQL Saturday 2015

    It was a great honor to speak at SQL Saturday Atlanta this past Saturday. This event is known to be a good one with large attendance, high-quality speakers, and a great organizing committee. #SQLSat392 was a huge success! This year’s theme was Back to the Future, and along with movie references in the event materials, speaker shirts, and signage, there was a DeLorean parked out front! My session, Tuning SQL Server, went well – great conversation from the attendees and the topic was received really well. I learned a few things as well, so I will apply that to my upcoming speaking opportunities. Robert Verell, who lives in the same…