Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 12pm ET

To get the most out of your SQL Server environment, you need to properly manage and maintain the environment. Your responsibilities encompass making certain that SQL Server has performance, stability, scalability, and recovery. To cover these responsibilities, you need to ensure that you are properly managing your environment. In this session, we'll discuss the essential tips for managing your SQL Server environment and share tips on how to ease that management.

From a content perspective, we are looking at covering the following:

  • Up to date patching - service packs and cumulative updates
  • Proper configuration, including trace flags
  • Validating recovery plans
  • Monitoring performance and taking baselines (generic third party tool promotion)
  • Being Proactive vs Reactive (i.e. policy based management, alerts, event notifications)
  • Have a personal backup plan (document the buttons you push)

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Jason Strate

Jason Strate is Solution Architect with Pragmatic Works. He has been working with SQL Server for more fifteen years. His experiences include architecting and implementing transactional and data warehousing solutions on Microsoft Data Platform technologies, including SQL Server and Parallel Data Warehouse. A recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for SQL Server since 2009, he also has achieved the Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server certification.

Peter O Connell is the product manager of SQL Server database tools with DELL Software. Has spent 20 years in the software industry. He qualified as a computer engineer in 1994 and worked as developer specializing on Microsoft development technologies. During his time as an engineer he designed and built large enterprise and web applications based on the Microsoft stack with SQL Server as the database of choice. He went on to manage teams and run a business before coming to DELL software where today he manages a portfolio of tools that cover performance monitoring, diagnostics, tuning, development and administration.