Thursday, May 19, 2016

[Presenting] Know what your machines are doing (besides SQL Server) - WMI, WQL, & Powershell.

Howdy, NTSSUG!  Here's the slide deck for the presentation tonight (May 19th 2016).  Holler if questions!
(Note: live slide deck below; may change without notice as I update it)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

[Presentation] A Cancellation and a Presentation

Bad news first:
Due to personal issues, I have had to cancel my presentation at SQLSaturday #514, Houston 2016.  I really hate cancelling.  But family comes first, and the team in Houston has been super understanding.

For some good news:
I am presenting the same material (WMI, WQL, PoSH, & SQL Server) at the North Texas SQL Server Users Group on May 19th.  The issues that prevent me from making Houston are manageable for a smaller commitment.  I said I'd speak there a while back (I think they finally cornered me at SQLSat Austin, IIRC), and realized that while I can't do Houston, I _can_ make this one.

After this, the next SQLSat for me is going to be several months.  I will submit my current two presentations for SQLSat San Antonio, which would be cool.  Unsure if I'll submit for Denver again - while their event and town is a blast (Voodoo Doughnuts! Tattered Cover!), that drive is a killer and I'm too much a tightwad to fly.  Finally, I do want to go to Kansas City again (their SQLSat is honestly the high point of all the ones I've been to, which means it's exceptionally high), which means I am going to have to come up with another presentation in the next 2.5 months.  Wonder what problem I'm solving that I can speak on.....