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As most of you know, I think it's my calling to highlight & support women in technology, specifically speakers and leaders in the SQL Community. Each month, our Virtual Group presents a technical session by a female speaker or a session specific to a female gender related topic, presented by a man or woman. Part of these sessions involves a list of what women are doing. That's what this blog psot does. A highlight of what women in the SQL Community are doing in just the second half of July 2017
Why Did My Clever Index Change Backfire?
19 Jul 2017 16:00 GMT
SQL Server is full of advanced techniques to build powerful indexes: indexed views, filtered...
Writing User Stories and Slicing Epics for DW/BI Teams
19 Jul 2017 14:00 GMT
Agile is all the rage in software development, and many data warehousing and business intelligence...
DevOps and the Agile DBA
19 Jul 2017 17:00 GMT
DevOps came out of the Agile movement and the idea that operations needed to be part of the...
Help me, Query Store. You're My Only Hope
19 Jul 2017 19:00 GMT
The Query Store feature in SQL Server is marketed as a flight recorder for your database.
PowerShell ❤️ SQL Server: Modern Database Administration
19 Jul 2017 21:00 GMT
Join dbatools teammates Chrissy LeMaire and Constantine Kokkinos for a fun, fast-paced session that...
Implementing Advanced Analytics with SQL Server 2017 and Python
20 Jul 2017 00:00 GMT
Looking to find out what is coming next with SQL Server? Thinking about learning a new analytical...
Tools and Tips: From Accidental to Efficient Data Warehouse Developer
20 Jul 2017 06:00 GMT
You have probably heard about the Accidental DBA, but what about the Accidental Data Warehouse...
SQL Server Data Compression
20 Jul 2017 08:00 GMT
When I first heard about data compression back when it was introduced with SQL Server 2008
On Transactions and Atomic Operations
20 Jul 2017 11:00 GMT
"If there’s one thing that we, as SQL developers don’t do, it’s use transactions as often as we...
Women in Technology
uHe’s Assertive. She’s Aggressive (Unconscious Bias in the Workplace)
uSept 21, 2017
uCreating and Maintaining Successful Open Source Projects
uOct 4, 2017
Women in Technology
uTales from Building a SQL Server Data Warehouse in Azure
uIn this session, we share our experiences and lessons learned from a recent migration to Azure for a SQL Server data warehousing environment. We begin with sharing our reasoning for IaaS vs. PaaS, our carefully-selected naming conventions, and how we structured development, test, and production within subscriptions and resource groups. We cover the what, why, and how for decisions around storage, encryption, and backups. Finally, the session wraps up with a brief discussion of the use of Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates and PowerShell, as well as techniques for monitoring the environment in Azure.
uMelissa Coates is a Business Intelligence Architect with SentryOne. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, she specializes in delivering Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence solutions using on-premises, cloud, and hybrid technologies. Formerly a CPA, Melissa is ridiculously proud to be an IT geek and downright giddy to be a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. When Melissa steps away from the keyboard, you can probably find her hanging out with her border collie, paddle boarding, or playing in the garden. Melissa blogs at sqlchick.com.