February 2019 SQL London Event

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Skills Matter - CodeNode

10 South Place EC2M 7EB · London

How to find us

Skills Matter - CodeNode is a short walk from either Moorgate or Liverpool Street tube and train stations.

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Please ensure that you also book into CodeNode's system - you won’t get in otherwise. Sorry to have to ask you to do this.

Our sponsor for the meeting will be: Aireforge - https://aireforge.com/

This month, we have not one but two speakers lined up for you.

First up will be Phil Grayson with Standardise, optimise and streamline your SQL Server estate. Our second speaker will be Mark Pratt who will be covering end-to-end SQL Server encryption made easy.

There will be refreshments between the presentations and ample time to for thar all important networking.

We look forward to seeing you at what should be a thoroughly informative and fun meeting.

Speaker 1.
Phil Grayson.

Standardise, optimise and streamline your SQL Server estate.
The Community Edition of Aireforge Studio is a free tool that focuses on making estate management simple. Learn how to compare configurations, users, settings, jobs and more, between 2 or 2000+ instances of SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Also learn how to quickly documentation the configuration of your estate and how this process can be used to attached point in time snapshots with reports and tests that can be viewed or compare against later. Finally, the talk with cover how these tasks can be automated for alerting and integrated into build or deployment pipelines.
After spending 14 years creating one of the world’s largest central healthcare systems, Phil Grayson (@databoffin) now works as a consultant for xTEN, where his varied but in-depth experience has helped to transform IT systems worldwide. Phil is a proud Friend of Redgate, Chief Ticket Creator at Aireforge, organiser of Data & Gravy, Leeds SQL User Group and a frequent volunteer at SQLBits

Speaker 2.
Mark Pratt

End-to-end SQL Server encryption made easy - if a (SQL)numpty can do it, so can you.

Your manager hurries over to your desk and blurts out: "We have been audited and we need to encrypt our data at rest !!! What do we need to do!”
As with amlost everything related to SQL Server, the anser is "It depends".
I will cover almost everything you will need to know about encrypting your SQL data in more depth than your manager and maybe even the auditors ever imagined.
I will cover basic and advanced options, including 3rd party offerings, to help make you a superstar in the eyes of your manager. (No guarentee, no refund, IYBSYGTKBP)

A seasoned freelance SQL Server professional of over 10 years standing with a wealth of experience of SQL Server from 2000 upwards, in complex environments, involving HADR, replication, tuning, automation, architecture and other high-scoring buzzword bingo phrases ;o)
When not spending way too much time on SQL Server, I can be found messing with motorbikes and throwing a large orange bike at the scenery in very muddy places.