Time for a new challenge: Senior Program Manager Microsoft SQL Server Security Team

The new SQL Server Master-Class in – why SQLSentry Bootcamp

First off, the most important information in a nutshell: From 26-28 June, I am conducting a new SQL Server Master-Class: The Performance Troubleshooting Bootcamp with SQLSentry (shorthand: PSS*). For those in a hurry, the link for registration right below: http://sql-server-master-class.com/#PSS

Conferences in SQL Server summer 2016

It feels like I have just been back from the SQLBits XV in Liverpool, where I introduced the Security Features of the SQL Server 2016 (SQL Server 2016 – Security Obscurity and Encryption), and next thing I know, I am already in the middle of planning the next SQL Server Master-Class on High Availability with […]

Conferences in the second half of 2015: From Asia to America to Europe

I’m sitting in the plane from San Francisco, where the Oracle Java One conference is taking place this week, to Seattle, where I will be participating in the PASS Summit and seeing and hearing the latest on SQL Server 2016. Prior to this peak of conferences which I will be attending for the 7th consecutive […]

My conference sessions in 2015: from Extended Events over In-Memory to Security

Finally I get to write about my conference-talks in 2015. The year started really great with the German SQL Server Konferenz in Darmstadt with 2 sessions on In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2014 – one of them being even a full-day PreCon, which I co-presented with Niko Neugebauer, who was talking about Clustered ColumnStore Indexes.

Security Session „SQL Attack..ed“ – Attack scenarios on SQL Server (“Hacking SQL Server”)

At this year’s SQLSaturday in Germany I have shown one of my sessions again, in which I concentrate on “attack”. For me a great opportunity to dive deep into SQL Server Security and several penetration-test-tool, and to explore SQL Server for pitfalls and security configuration. At the end I had a long list of possible […]

Umfrage zur Zertifizierung Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) / Solutions Master (MCSM), Trainingsmöglichkeiten und Interview

Diesmal geht es in meinem Blog weniger technisch zu: Ich habe vor kurzem bei XING eine kleine Umfrage durchführen lassen, um einmal zu erfahren, warum es weltweit, aber auch insbesondere im Deutschen Raum so wenige MCMs gibt. – Speziell außerhalb von Microsoft-Angestellten selber schwankt die Anzahl je nach Produkt zwischen 0 und 6.

SQL Server Master-Class Seminars – For all those who want to know exactly what’s what – Starting in May with Extended Events

My First Blog Post here is partly for my own cause, but on the other hand, it is for You and all those who are inquisitive and eager to learn in terms of SQL Server: I have often been asked if I wouldn’t want to write a book sometime to share my knowledge, or to […]