Presentation Resources

This is the spot to find my slide decks, resources, etc for past speaking engagements.

Enjoy!

~ Meredith

SQLSaturday #144 – Sacramento 2012

Replication Basics

Let’s cover the basics of setting up and monitoring SQL server Replication. I will focus on configuring transactional replication including options for the distributor, and where to run your log reader agents – but rest assured we will touch on merge and snapshot replication as well.

SQLSaturday #131 – Phoenix 2012

Backup Basics

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Creating backups is one of the fundamental skills every DBA should know, but there are a plethora of choices when it comes to how you will back up your databases. Learn the options with SQL server, what each choice will do for you and when to use each one.

Replication Basics

Let’s cover the basics of setting up and monitoring SQL server Replication. I will focus on configuring transactional replication including options for the distributor, and where to run your log reader agents – but rest assured we will touch on merge and snapshot replication as well.

 

 

SQL Saturday #104  Colorado Springs CO 1/07/2012

Backup Basics 

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Creating backups is one of the fundamental skills every DBA should know, but there are a plethora of choices when it comes to how you will back up your databases. Learn the options with SQL server, what each choice will do for you and when to use each one.

SQL Saturday #95 San Diego CA 9/17/2011

Backup Basics 

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Creating backups is one of the fundamental skills every DBA should know, but there are a plethora of choices when it comes to how you will back up your databases. Learn the options with SQL server, what each choice will do for you and when to use each one.

SQL Saturday #73 Orange County CA 4/9/11

Help Desk to DBA in 60

Most ‘accidental DBAs’ start their foray in to database administration in a similar way. You start with little knowledge of SQL server and maybe even little knowledge of system administration basics at all. I will share some tips and tricks that I have picked up over the years to help you get on your feet as a DBA, by showing you how to find out where your instances of SQL are, what business processes depend on them, what their current states are and how to learn the skills you need to keep your databases safe and available.

SQL Saturday #47  Phoenix 2/19/2011

Work/Life Balance?  Just a Myth?

Many of us started our IT careers in the exact same way: 80-hour work weeks, routine overnight gigs, no life outside the office—this was simply what we considered “normal.” Today, with our careers underway, how do we build a life outside of our IT world? I will share the tips, tricks and tools I’ve discovered and used to create a work/life balance that allows us to feel fulfilled and refreshed outside the office while maintaining our effectiveness as successful data professionals.

Backup Basics 

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Creating backups is one of the fundamental skills every DBA should know, but there are a plethora of choices when it comes to how you will back up your databases. Learn the options with SQL server, what each choice will do for you and when to use each one.

SQL Saturday #66 Colorado Springs 2/12/2011
 

Help Desk to DBA in 60

Most ‘accidental DBAs’ start their foray in to database administration in a similar way. You start with little knowledge of SQL server and maybe even little knowledge of system administration basics at all. I will share some tips and tricks that I have picked up over the years to help you get on your feet as a DBA, by showing you how to find out where your instances of SQL are, what business processes depend on them, what their current states are and how to learn the skills you need to keep your databases safe and available.

PASS Summit 2010 Lightning Talk 11/11/2010

Help Desk to DBA in 5

SQL Saturday # 52 Denver 9/25/2010

Work/Life Balance?  Just a Myth?

Many of us started our IT careers in the exact same way: 80-hour work weeks, routine overnight gigs, no life outside the office—this was simply what we considered “normal.” Today, with our careers underway, how do we build a life outside of our IT world? I will share the tips, tricks and tools I’ve discovered and used to create a work/life balance that allows us to feel fulfilled and refreshed outside the office while maintaining our effectiveness as successful data professionals.

SQL Saturday # 41 Atlanta 4/24/2010

Work/Life Balance?  Just a Myth?  Panel Discussion

Many of us started our IT careers in the exact same way: 80-hour work weeks, routine overnight gigs, no life outside the office—this was simply what we considered “normal.” Today, with our careers underway, how do we build a life outside of our IT world? We will share the tips, tricks and tools we’ve discovered and used to create a work/life balance that allows us to feel fulfilled and refreshed outside the office while maintaining our effectiveness as successful data professionals.

 

 

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