If you didn’t make it to my webcast on MSDN’s geekSpeak yesterday you can catch me at SQL Saturday #38 in Jacksonville this weekend. As always I’ll be including a few new scripts since the last time I gave this presentation. There will be a lot of great speakers down in Jacksonville and the last I heard, there were over 550 people registered.
In addition to my PowerShell for Data Professionals session I will also be doing a presentation on using Hyper-V and SCVMM to manage your Dev and Test environments called Virtualize This!
Oh, and please remember to bring lots of good questions.
Because simply helping organize the event isn’t enough Stuart ( blog | twitter ) decided that I should speak at SQL Saturday #41 in Atlanta too. I’d like to take this opportunity to point out that not only is he not speaking at this SQL Saturday but he scheduled me for 2 sessions! OK, enough smack-talk.
This year we will be hosting over 30 speakers including 6 MVPs, and around a half-dozen speakers from Microsoft. We’re lucky enough to have planned on having David Rodriguez present 3 session on SQL Server 2008 R2 right after it launched earlier this week (yep we planned the whole thing out that way ). We’ve got 250 registered and 65 people on the wait list so the next time we do this “we’re gonna need a bigger boat”. If you’re one of those people on the wait list we’ll be glad to have you join us if we have room after 9 am.
If you’re not anywhere near Atlanta there are SQL Saturdays happening in New York and Southern California this weekend as well. My sessions are going to be on Virtualization using Hyper-V and SCVMM (Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager) and Windows PowerShell.
Remember to dress in layers and I hope to see everyone there tomorrow.
PASS in online today and we’ve got a great presentation for you. We’ve teamed up with Dushyanth Nataraj from VMware to put together a session that should help DBAs get their feet wet with using some of the common features/strengths of Virtualization. I’ll be doing a short presentation on Microsoft’s System Center Virtual Machine Manager showing folks how to move storage, copy machines, snapshots and reverts, and anything else I can squeeze into 20 minutes (Maybe some PowerShell?).
Dushyanth is presenting an overview of VMware vCenter Lab Manager demostrating how VMware vSphere and Lab Manager can help you build a internal cloud for dev/test. We finish up with a demo of Lab Manager running a SQL workload showcasing how you can use the product for test/dev.
Using Virtualization to Solve Common Dev/QA Environment Problems
April 7th Noon Eastern (GMT -4)
Presenters: Aaron Nelson & Dushyanth Nataraj
How do I view the presentation?
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This will be my first time trying to switching presenting between two different presenters with seperate demos, but we are pretty sure we can pull it off. If we want to follow along note that everything I’m presenting is done in SCVMM and everything Dushyanth does is in VMware; hopefully that works out as well. A big hat-tip goes out to my awsome coworker, Adeel Abbas, for helping me get this presentation working quickly by setting up my Domain Controller for me.
By the way…did you see the Scripting Guys articles from last week?
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