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Yet again I had another opportunity to present Introduction to Policy Based Management yesterday (26 May 2015) at SQL Server User Group meet-up @ Microsoft Office, Dubai, UAE. As mentioned earlier, this event is normally held every last Tuesday of the month. Meet-up was organised by SQL Server User group (www.uaessug.com) and usually consists of two comprehensive and informative sessions that focus on the SQL Server latest technology, best practice, user experience, tips & tricks. This is a good platform to network with SQL Server experts face to face. I was the speaker for yesterday’s meet up along with Mr. Mohammed Owais (CTO at CAZAR).

Following topics were covered in yesterday’s session:

  • Backups – not as simple as you think presented by Mr. Mohammed Owais
  • Introduction to policy based management was by me

We focused on how you can make your restore strategy instead of backup strategy 🙂 and discussed different types of backup and how can it be handy in case of disaster. Also we discussed, how can you manage your policies across the servers by just click of a button.

I hope yesterday’s session was factual as usual. Our next meetup will be held in June 2015. Hope the coming sessions would witness more participants.

Some glimpses of the session:

Mr. Owais busy explaining Backup :

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He explained us why tail log backup is important :

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Further he explained, how to boast performance of backup :

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Me presenting Introduction to policy based management :

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Explaining PBM with the help of demos :

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Last but not least, lunch 🙂

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Thank you guys. See you next month.

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Yesterday (24 March 2015), I had the opportunity to present Extended Events at SQL Server User Group meet-up. This event was held at Microsoft Office in Dubai, UAE. Generally this event is held every last Tuesday of the month. SQL Server User group (www.uaessug.com) have been organizing it extremely well for the last one year. This meet up usually consists of two comprehensive and informative sessions that focus on the SQL Server latest technology, best practice, user experience, tips & tricks. I usually attend this meet up because I get an opportunity to network with SQL Server experts face to face instead of Facebook chat :). I was the speaker in yesterday’s meet up along with Mr. Mike Mohan (CFO at Microsoft).

Following topics were covered in yesterday’s session:

  • Real Life Power BI presented by Mr. Mike Mohan – Microsoft
  • Introduction to Extended Events was by me

We focused on how a non technical user can make best use of Power BI & its integration on different devices, best practices and troubleshooting (the scariest part) throughout the event and hands on with live demos to demonstrate the practical implementations of Power BI & Extended Events.

I hope yesterday’s session was informative as usual. Our next meetup will be held in April 2015. Hope the coming sessions would witness more participants.

Some glimpses of the session:

Mr. Mike busy explaining Power BI :

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He showed us how to generate a power map and its auto zoom feature :

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Showed us, how to combine many graphs in one page :
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Displaying look n feel of Power BI on multiple devices :

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Me presenting SQL Server Extended Events :

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Showing the components of EE :
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Thank you guys. See you next month.

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Today I had a very informative session in SQL Server community meet up at Microsoft Office in Dubai, UAE. This usually occurs every last Tuesday of the month. I must appreciate the SQL Server User group (www.uaessug.com) who have been organizing it very well for the last one year. This meet up usually consists of two comprehensive and informative sessions that focus on the SQL Server latest technology, best practice, user experience, tips & tricks. I usually attend this meet up because I get an opportunity to network with SQL Server experts face to face instead of Facebook chat :). I was the speaker in today’s meet up along with Mr. Mohammed Owais (CTO at CAZAR).

Following topics were covered in today’s session:

  • UDFs are evil and other execution plan nightmares presented by Mr. Mohammed Owais
  • The easy path to compliance with SQL Server Audit presented by me

We focused on delivering the latest technology enhancements, best practices and troubleshooting (the scariest part) throughout the event and hands on with live demos to demonstrate the real world challenges and its solution.

I hope today’s session was informative and believe that everybody got to add something to their knowledge-village 🙂
Our next meetup will be in January 2015.

Some pictures from today’s sessions.

Mr. Mohammed Owais busy explaining UDFs execution plans :

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Me presenting SQL Server Auditing :

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Group discussions :

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Mr. Waqar discussing BI with Mr. Kevin :
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Thank you guys.

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