Events

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ESTWebinar

    It takes a lot to learn the A to Z of Linux, mastering how to navigate, manage and manipulate this new Operating System. Clear best practices surrounding file systems, security and database management, covering the basics to ensure the OS is out of the way so the DBA can focus on the main part of their job- managing the database! Join Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman, as she shares two decades of experience managing databases on Unix servers to help SQL Server DBAs learn to navigate and manage the new SQL Server on Linux frontier.

    Top take-aways from this session are:

    1. Learn how to navigate and manage a Linux server like a champ.
    2. Have the tools necessary to build upon, even after you leave the session.
    3. Linux can be dangerous, as any OS. You'll learn what NOT to do as a DBA who's goal is to protect the data, all of the data and nothing but the database.
    4. Slides will serve as excellent reference material.


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  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ESTWebinar

    The Linux command line, it is black and white and not that interesting. Well let's dispel that myth straight away and get you working quick than Usian Bolt at the command line interface (CLI). The BASH shell or CLI is a little different to the command line you maybe use to and as such you need to learn how you can make the shell work for you. First off we need to make sure the TAB completion is working well for us by adding in the package bash-completion. Once it is installed we can TAB commute on commands and options, reducing the need to help documentation. Next we need to look at command line history which is persisted. So commands we ran yesterday are still available to us even after a reboot. Using HISTORY we can recall commands and even arguments we have used before reducing repetitive typing. Finally we need to know how to quickly move around the command line to the start or end of the line and delete content from the active line quickly. This really is an invaluable session for those just starting in Linux or even those with experience who need to work quicker at the CLI.

    Bio:

    Andrew is an all around Linux professional with in depth knowledge of the OS and this is supported with scripting in bash, perl, python and ruby and application development in C, C++ and Java. Having worked for many years in training, Andrew has developed automated course build systems after endless time wasted on Friday nights. The first build system he built was aptly named "Friday nights." This has inspired his interest in all things deployment related. He has authored training courses on Microsoft Deployment Toolkit as well as countless bespoke PXE solutions to training organizations. His commitment to the community shows in the amount of content that he has uploaded to his YouTube channel since theurbanpenguin was founded in 2009, as well as more recently helping with the Google / Raspberry Pi CoderDojo project. Over the years Andrew has taught Novell, Microsoft, Lotus Notes, Citrix, Solaris as well as Linux. It is Linux, though, where his love is. Andrew is able to help you understand how the product will fit into your organization and understand the heterogeneous environment we all work in.

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  • Thu
    03
    May
    2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ESTWebinar

    In this webinar, we will focus on a subset of areas within DevOps, largely centered around automation and security.  We will go over a handful of real-world use cases and highlight several applications that I've relied on over the years to get the job done. One of the best parts is they're all open source.

    Whitney is a senior systems engineer with Booz Allen Hamilton in South Carolina. She has held several roles throughout her career- security engineer, systems engineer, mobile developer, cloud architect, consulting architect, to name a few. In the last 15 years, she has worked on operations teams, support teams, development teams, and consulting teams, in both the private and public sector, supporting anywhere from a handful of users to hundreds of thousands. No matter the role, security has always been an area of passion and focus. She has been known to pull all nighters just getting lost in her own side projects and certifications, dabbles in "art", and is rarely seen without her DEF CON hoodie.

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  • Thu
    07
    Jun
    2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ESTWebinar

    Tom will explain how to use Bash to gather information, generate frequency charts (how many times does something appear), and other metrics. He'll show how he used these techniques many years ago as he hunted down a virus/worm that was infecting his company.

    Bio:
    Tom first learned about shell programming in 1984... 3 years before he had access to a Unix system!

    He is the SRE Manager at StackOverflow.com and internationally recognized co-author of books such as the newly updated Volume 1: The Practice of System and Network Administration, 3rd Edition. He is also known for Time Management for Sysadmins and Volume 2: The Practice of Cloud System Administration.

    He is an internationally recognized author, speaker, system administrator, and DevOps advocate.

    He's previously worked at small and large companies including Google, Bell Labs/Lucent, and AT&T.

    His blog is http://EverythingSysadmin.com and he tweets @YesThatTom.

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  • Thu
    05
    Jul
    2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

    In this session, we will explore one of the most cost-effective, devops-friendly ways of deploying SQL Server. We will go over the acquisition, configuration and basic tips for getting quickly up to speed on SQL on containers.

    Argenis Fernandez is a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft based in Redmond, Washington. He has worked with SQL Server for 20 years and enjoys large SQL Server farms, high-end OLTP databases, managing Windows environments, performance troubleshooting, high availability, disaster recovery, best practices, and PowerShell scripting.

    Prior to Microsoft, Argenis worked as a Principal Architect for Pure Storage, as a Lead Database Operations Engineer for SurveyMonkey and as a Senior Consultant on SQL Server Core for Microsoft Consulting Services. In 2013 he founded the Security Virtual Chapter for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) security.sqlpass.org. Argenis is a SQL community enthusiast and speaks frequently at major SQL Server conferences, including PASS Summit, PASS SQLRally, IT/Dev Connections, SQLBits, and TechEd. He is also a Microsoft Certified Master, a former SQL Server MVP an avid Twitter user (you can follow him at @DBArgenis), and an occasional blogger on SQL Server topics at SQLBlog.com.

  • Thu
    02
    Aug
    2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

    In this session, we will show you how you can use standard DevOps practices such as IaC, CI/CD, automated release and more in conjunction with Kubernetes (AKS) and Helm. For those who don’t know, Helm is a tool that streamlines installing and managing Kubernetes applications; it’s like homebrew for Kubernetes, but it's also so much more.

    Jessica is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Containers, cloud, OSS, and, of course, DevOps. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent over a decade as an IT Consultant / Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica holds two Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS), 3 CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+, and Security+), 4 Apple Certifications, and is a former 4-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows and Devices for IT. In 2013, she also achieved her FEMA certification from the U.S Department of Homeland Security, which recognizes her leadership and influence abilities during times of crisis and emergency.

    When she's not doing something geeky, you can find her doing something active, most likely running out of breath at her local CrossFit gym. Yes, she's one of those! She also enjoys biking (motorcycles and/or bicycles), shooting, eating, reading, and hanging with her 5-year-old rescue pup.

  • Thu
    06
    Sep
    2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

    Is it possible that SQL Server now runs on Linux? In this session, we’ll cover the details of deploying and running SQL Server on Linux, including Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu. We’ll go over the internals of the architecture and the unique aspects of using SQL Server on Linux. Also covered will be how SQL Server has embraced Docker containers, providing new scenarios not seen before with virtual machines, including support for Kubernetes and CI/CD pipelines. The session will be full of demos showing how to make the move to using SQL Server on Linux and Docker containers. I’ll also be talking about the future of SQL Server on Linux in this session.

    Bio

    Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Database Systems Group, which owns the development for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 25 years on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2017 including Azure. He has worked in customer support as a principal escalation engineer and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), interacting with some of the largest SQL Server deployments in the world. Bob is a well-known speaker on SQL Server, often presenting talks on new releases, internals, and performance at events such as SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQLIntersection, and Microsoft Ignite. You can find him on twitter at @bobwardms or read his blog at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bobsql.

     

  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

    Many, if not most of us, have one or more things that we have inherited responsibility for in which we have little to no expertise in.  The instinct is to leave these things alone for fear of breaking them.  This often leads to unmitigated vulnerabilities and increases risk to the organization.  In this webinar, we will discuss where to get started with securing a Linux server.  We will discuss managing the Linux firewall, automated patching, service hardening, and other topics as time permits.

    Bio:

    Alex has been an "Everything Admin" for most of his career, primarily in small to medium sized business (50-200 people) and responsible for applications, servers, databases, networking, and security.  So he well familiar with having to manage things that he have little to no experience with. Currently, he works as the IT manager of a Tulsa based software company.

    Alex is a GIAC Certified Unix Security Administrator, and is involved in the Oklahoma chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).

    Alex is also a home brewer and home mead maker and is active in the Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers.

     

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    01
    Nov
    2018
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    06
    Dec
    2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST