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    Session 3: Automating the DBA's Workload  

    Presented by: Allen White An introduction to Policy-Based Management and a demonstration of how to set up PBM using PowerShell, followed by a walkthrough of the registered server and Central Management Server setup via scripts. Then a discussion of maintaining a server inventory and gathering SQL Server performance data via PowerShell, and a demonstration on using PowerShell Remoting to manage multiple servers simultaneously....More
  • Nov 21, 2013
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    SQL Server Pro

    Session 2: Scripting Backups, Restores and ADO.NET Using SQL Server  

    Presented by: Allen White A walk through the process of scripting backups and restores for SQL Server, as well as doing index maintenance and database integrity checks. Then an introduction to accessing data in SQL Server via ADO.NET, and a closer look at accessing the data objects via SMO, exposing ways of managing SQL Server not practical via T-SQL....More
  • Nov 21, 2013
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    SQL Server Pro

    Session 1: PowerShell Basics  

    Presented by: Allen White An introduction to the basics of PowerShell, the language constructs and logic flow, allowing you to build your own library of functions and scripts to automate your own workflow. This will be followed by an introduction to Server Management Objects (SMO), which is the Management API for SQL Server....More

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Nov 18, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 15: Setting Up Linked Servers

Learn about setting up Linked Server definitions to let two (or more) servers in an AlwaysOn Availability Group talk to each other and check up on job statuses of jobs running on each other....More
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Nov 11, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 14: Establishing Synchronization Checks

When compared to AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances or clustered deployments of SQL Server, one of the main problems with AlwaysOn AGs is that a single database is made to straddle multiple hosts....More
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Nov 5, 2014
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SQL PASS Summit 2014 Day One Keynote

Highlights from the PASS Summit 2014 day one keynote....More
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