Azure Training – London

I am very excited about my upcoming IEAzure class being held in London, September 10th and 11th at the Marriott in Kensington (London). This is a content rich class covering SQL Server running on Azure Virtual Machines (Azure IaaS) as well as Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance (PaaS). You read that correctly, we’ve […]

Calling all user group leaders! I want to present on Managed Instances for you!

At SQLskills, we like presenting to user groups. It’s a great way to give back to our community and share things that we learn about. Paul Randal put out a call to user group leaders earlier this year, but I’ve recently been digging deep into Azure SQL Database Managed Instance and would like to show […]

Three Years with SQLskills

It’s hard to believe that three years ago, I started my journey with SQLskills working with Kimberly, Paul, Jonathan, Erin, and Glenn. The time has just flown by, but that’s because I’ve been really busy these past three years. During this time, I’ve completed countless health audits for clients all over the world, numerous upgrades, […]

SQLskills SQL101: Validating SQL Server Backups

At the Spring SQLintersection conference, I presented my session Understanding SQL Backups and Restores. During this session I primarily talk about how to create a solid recovery strategy and how to restore SQL Server backups. I cover full, differential, transaction log, and piece-meal restores. During the session, I stress how important it is to practice […]

My latest course: Understanding and Using Azure SQL Database

SQLskills just launched our new training class on Azure that I will be teaching in Chicago, and my course on Azure SQL Database was just published on Pluralsight too! My latest Pluralsight course – SQL Server: Understanding and Using Azure SQL Database – is just over two hours long and is based on my popular user group and conference session. This […]