I felt I did pretty good on my presentation, though there are a few things I need to tweak.
Interesting, though, while everybody who went loved it, it looks like a decent number of people didn't come because of the title. My current title is (take deep breath):
"Master of All I Survey - track code changes and more across your environment".
Part of the reason for that overly-grandiose title was because, while I am definitely the target audience for the presentation, I didn't see either of the 2 times it was presented at PASS - and I was at both! But since my title isn't working either, what should I change it to?
Here are the titles of the other two events
- "Auditing Events in SQL Server 2005" (PASS 2005)
- "Using Event Notifications in SQL Server 2005/2008" (PASS 2011)
The abstracts (and presentations) are both great - but IMHO the titles could be stronger. I saw "auditing events" and said "I don't do auditing"; for "Using Event Notifications" thought "not familiar with those, not sure what it is, read abstract later".
I found some others online:
Monitoring and Recording DDL changes on SQL 2005 (NARC)
Auditing DDL Changes in SQL Server databases
Evil Overlord - know when your minions are changing SQL code/tables/etc in production
Who changed that code? Finding production changes in real-time using Event Notifications.
Real Time Spy - being proactive by knowing when code changes in production
DB_Ops Evolved - Be the Proactive Hero by knowing when things change!
DB_Ops Evolved - be proactive by knowing when DDL changes occur
The question becomes - what do I focus on? I thought I did pretty good - catchy bit, then tells you what it does (track code changes) and that it focused on multiple machines.
What else could I focus on?
- Real-time - I really think this is an big benefit over the other trace methods.
- Trace Events like Failed Logins, ERRORLOG, Deadlocks, etc
- Being Proactive
- SOX-type stuff - failed logins, code changes, etc.
I'm wide fricking open, here. And at a loss.