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2019 Highlights and Learnings – Weds, Dec 18, 8 AM Pacific / 11 AM Eastern / 4PM GMT –  Register

Recent Recordings

Redgate Evangelist YouTube Channel: Tutorials on Database DevOps -New videos each week – Watch

Managing and Automating Test Datasets for DevOps  with Jeffrey Palermo – Watch

How to Make Your 2020 Monitoring Strategy a Success, with BMW’s Tony Maddonna – Watch

Essential Practices for High Performing Database DevOps Teams – Watch

Fast and Reliable Development with Redgate Solutions for SQL Server – Watch

Implementing Data Masking for NIST Compliance – 1 hour – Watch

How Developers and DBAs Collaborate in a DevOps World – 40 minutes – Watch

How DevOps Keeps DBAs Safe from Being Automated Out of a Job – 1 hour – Watch

DevOps: What, who, why and how? – 1 hour – Watch

Can This Team Succeed at DevOps? Panel discussion – 1 hour – Watch

I helped write a book! No, not THOSE books…

Every now and again, someone asks if I write romance novels. Why? Well, let’s ask Bing who Kendra Little is…. To clarify,  I am not married, I have dogs instead of children, and I prefer romances about strong women who bring SQL Servers to their knees. I also don’t think it’s possible to drink too much coffee. Most of those pictures are of me, but a careful reader will note that the biography at the top references a domain name that, sadly, dear reader, I do not own. Someone out there named Kendra Little gets sweet royalties from her contemporary romance novels, but they don’t come to this address. I helped Malathi Mahadevan write a different kind of book ‘Data Professionals at Work’ is a new book by Malathi Mahadevan. Mala went out and interviewed loads of data professionals, and talked with us about topics like: How to stand out…
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Help me present at GroupBy: review my abstract

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I’ve submitted a session proposal to the free, online GroupBy conference. Voting will open for sessions soon, but before then, you can help me out by reading my abstract. Is it a session you’d like to see? Got any constructive criticism that you think would make the session or abstract better? Let me know in the comments over on the abstract for “What ‘Digital Transformation’ Means, and How You Can Use It to Advance Your Career (Without Being a Robot)“ Review me!
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I’m Giving Four Free Sessions in October!

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I’ve got FOUR sessions coming up in October.  These sessions will each be 30 minutes. Redgate Sessions Wed, Oct 3, 9AM PT / 12PM ET:  How to Lead DBAs to Embrace DevOps, Rather than Fear Change Register at GoToWebinar here Tues Oct 30, 9AM PT / 12PM ET: The Single Question to Predict Success for DevOps, and What It Means for Change Control Register at GoToWebinar here Dear SQL DBA Sessions Tues Oct 2, 9AM PT / 12PM ET: DevOps Terms and Why they Matter for Database Specialists Tues Oct 23, 9AM PT/ 12PM ET:Book Review, “Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps” Register at SQLWorkbooks here
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Why I Love DML Triggers in SQL Server

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It’s TSQL Tuesday today! If you’re not familiar, TSQL Tuesday is a monthly blogging event where a Microsoft Data Platform community member chooses a writing prompt. This is a great thing if you’re interested in starting a technical blog and wonder, “What would I write about?” It’s also great if, like me, you occasionally want a little outside inspiration to shake things up. This month’s topic is from Steve Jones: we’re invited to write about an experience that we’ve had with triggers. My first encounter with triggers was overwhelmingly positive When I first edged my way into a Junior DBA-ish role, I worked with a complex application with many large databases. Customers loaded and configured data into a (mostly) OLTP database, and then data was replicated to multiple other systems — in part to publish data to an adserving platform, in part to transform the data for reporting. Triggers were used…
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Watch My Keynote: Adapt and Thrive (25 minutes)

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Do you know where your career is going? Do you know what skills you need to be successful in the current climate? In this 25 minute keynote, I discuss the challenges and opportunities facing you as a data professional in this ever-changing landscape. You’ll also hear recommendations about which skills are needed to help you succeed in your role and how you can in turn support your IT team and business’ needs. Are you interested in in leadership topics in Database DevOps, or do you know someone who is? Get admission to Redgate’s SQL in the City Summits in NYC (Oct 12) or Chicago (Oct 26) with code KendraLittle.  Get 50% off admission to London (Oct 18) with code KendraL. 
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Calendar Reminders for SQL in the City Streamed Free Training Sessions

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SQL in the City Streamed is coming up this week! This is an awesome FREE online event, and it’s all about learning new things and getting inspired. Join us live, chat, and ask questions This event is streamed on YouTube. While the session is going, you can rewind up to three hours or so. But it’s the most fun to watch live whenever you can, and ask questions.  I’ll be presenting at the beginning and end of the event. When I’m not on screen, I’ll be tweeting with the #sqlinthecity tag. I’ll also be chatting in Slack about the current presentation, collecting your questions, and giving a little bit of the inside scoop on the event. I’d love to have you join me. Not set up in Slack yet? No problem You can join the  SQL Community Slack for free anytime. Join here: just request an invite and get set up. Once you’re…
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