A couple weeks back was the second SQL Saturday to be held in Exeter. Although I wasn’t speaking this time, my friend, colleague and fellow contributor to this blog, David Postlethwaite was making his full speaking debut delivering a session entitle “Real DBAs Don’t need a GUI” it was a look at all the features of SQL Server Management Studio that you may not know existed. Unfortunately I was poorly on the day of the event and couldn’t make the session, but David did rehearse his talk with me and it went very well. It seems that his audience agreed and everyone seemed to give him positive feedback. It seems that the whole day was pretty successful and hopefully there will be another SQL Saturday in Exeter next year.
It seems David has caught the speaking bug so to speak. He has come back from Exeter and is keen to expand on this experience. He has put together two further talks. One on Oracle for the SQL Server DBA and another one called “Taming the Beast – How a SQL DBA can keep Kerberos under control.” He has submitted these sessions along with his SSMS talk to several SQL Saturdays around Europe.
If you are organising a SQL Saturday event and you have seen that David has submitted a session then maybe, just maybe, you can invite him along and he can show you how to “tame the beast” :D
Following on from David’s talk on SSMS, he was not able to cover everything in the 50 minute slot so he has kindly put together some blog posts covering the material and topics he was not able to get to during his talk. These will be published over the next few weeks, so stay tuned for more SSMS goodness from David P.