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!
Thank you everyone for attending! You had great questions and I really enjoyed our time together!
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.
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!
SQL Saturday Atlanta 2016 was a record year – 590 attendees were there to take in all the sessions!
The theme for this year’s #SQLSatATL was ‘super heros’ and the speaker shirts were definitely in line with the theme.
I presented first in the day and we had a great group of people, mostly database administrators, who wanted to know how to get a handle on being a SharePoint Administrator as well. They asked great questions and it was a lot of fun.
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.
There were some really high-quality sessions during the event and I really enjoyed Brandon Leach’s session Data Pages, Allocation Units, IAM chains… Oh My!
My session was a lot of fun – even the SharePoint 2016 installation demo finished before my time ended. As an added bonus, I enticed a few people to register for Twitter! Remember folks, use the hashtag #SPHelp to ask your SharePoint questions on Twitter!
Thank you Karla and everyone who attended my session for a fantastic event!
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 60-minute session – highlighting automation tools/methods, how to document your farm and troubleshooting common issues. My session is right before lunch, so it will be easy enough to carry the conversation over into lunch if attendees want to continue.
The event was a great success and I really enjoyed spending time with the attendees. We were able to have a great conversation about SharePoint as it relates to a DBA, even with a small projector problem 🙂
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 had a smaller group of attendees, so the session was even more interactive than normal and I really enjoyed it. This is was the first time I attempted to use Microsoft Sway as a presentation method. The week prior I spent a lot of effort taking my existing slide deck into a ‘Sway’. I was getting Sway advice and tips from Mark Kashman and Chris Pratley, Microsoft GM (and founder of Sway and OneNote) and gave presenting with it a shot.
@DanielGlenn@mkashman nice. BTW use group to get several things on screen at once. Also get some interactivity (it's quite "powerpointy")
I started my presentation off and everything was going well, but Sway started advancing twice for every time I clicked once, so I had to abandon it 15 minutes into the session – I reverted back to using PowerPoint and I had no issues moving forward.
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.
Right after Mike’s session, Robert Verell gave his second session of the day, Know Your Role(s)! One of the things Robert talked about was not giving db_owner rights to accounts. Which came up in my session when Robert asked if SharePoint service accounts, namely the Farm account, can have the db_owner rights removed from databases.
Special thank you to Hope Foley and the rest of the #SQLSatIndy team – it was a great event! I hope to be able to make the event next year.
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 part of Tennessee as I do, was a speaker as well and we had a little fun in the sun after the event.