http://www.sqlsaturday.com/This Saturday I’ll be speaking at the “SQL Saturday” event in my own backyard – Redmond, Washington! I really enjoy these events – enough to give up a Saturday to come out and join you. No, we don’t get paid for these, it’s all volunteer. We do it because we want to.

I have two presentations I’ll be delivering. The first is a “DBA 101” series talk, called the “DBA Checklist”. Working with my friend Brad McGeHee (they guy who writes all the DBA books at Redgate software) I’ve developed a simple “what to do and when to do it” document, and in this briefing I’ll not only go over the checklist, but show you a few of the ways to actually implement it.

The second presentation I’ll be doing is on the Resource Governor, a new feature in SQL Server 2008 that allows you to “govern down” a connection’s use of CPU and memory. I’ll show you when to use this feature, and take the mystery out of setting it up. If you’re not in the Redmond area, I’ll be giving a similar talk at PASS on this feature.

I hope to see you in Redmond. You can find out more about the event and how to get there at this link - http://www.sqlsaturday.com/eventhome.aspx?eventid=30 

And if you’re not in Redmond, there may be another SQL Saturday near you. Check out this link to find out: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/