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EDMPASS – First Meeting of 2012 TOMORROW!

On January 12th 2012 the Edmonton Chapter of PASS is having it’s next meeting. Details below:

Please be sure to not only click the “Add to my calendar” but also the “Register” button so that we can plan accordingly for food and drinks.

Date: January 12th 2012
Time: 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: 6th Floor Room 7 (Stanley A Milner Library)
Speaker: Ryan Adams
Topic: Mirroring: The Bare Necessities

Session Abstract:

Remember Baloo the bear from the Jungle Book? Well we are going to get down to the “bear” necessities of mirroring and more. Mirroring can be an integral part of your high availability and disaster recovery planning. We’ll cover what mirroring is, how it can fit into an HA/DR plan, the rules surrounding its use, configuration via the GUI and T-SQL, as well as how to monitor mirroring. This presentation is designed to not only give you an overview of mirroring, but to also walk you through a basic implementation. At the end you will have learned what mirroring is, how it can fit into your environment, what business requirements it solves, and how to configure it.

Presenter Information: Ryan Adams ( blog | twitter )

Ryan is a highly skilled Microsoft oriented administrator and has worked for a Fortune 100 company for 14 years (2 of those as a contractor). In his time there he has supported everything from desktop to server. Most recently he has served as a senior Active Directory Architect and Identity Management (MIIS, ILM, FIM) Consultant. He is the sole SQL Server DBA for his group, supporting both vendor databases and custom databases. His primary focus is database design and performance, but also works with SSRS report development, and SSIS ETL. He enjoys being involved in the SQL community and serves on the Board of Directors for the North Texas SQL Server User Group as well as the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter. He also serves as a Regional Mentor for the Professional Association for SQL Server. He is well versed in many core Microsoft technologies, has implemented and supported them both nationally and internationally for a company of 250k+ users, and holds the following certifications: MCP MCSA MCSE MCDBA MCTS MCITP

5:00 pm – Pizza and Socializing
5:30 pm – Sponsor Presentation
5:45 pm – Feature Presentation
7:00 pm – Wrap Up and Draws

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