Reminder: I will be presenting on SQL Saturday Kansas City on October 3rd, at Rockhurst University.
I'm doing a new presentation! (Which means my coworkers get to sleep through me doing a Lunch & Learn). Eventlogs, WMI, WQL, and why you as a SQL Server DBA should care. We'll start with Event Logs and go down the rabbit hole of WMI. We'll cover Eventing, WQL alerts inside SQL Server, and more. You'll find new abilities inside Windows & SQL Server you didn't know existed.
It looks like it ought to be another stellar event - the reason I'm driving the 12 hours is because of how well last year's went (plus, hey, BBQ crawl).
And there's a ton of other awesome speakers, even if you don't see mine. Kathi Kellenberger talking about window function performance, Bill Graziano talking about modern high-speed OLTP, Jason Horner on Dimensional Design, Bill Fellows on BIML, Wendy Pastrick on indexes... and another 29 sessions!