Our own Baking DBA is going to wow us with his latest presentation! Michael has presented for not only us in the past, but also at SQL Saturday 255 (Dallas), SQL Saturday 271 (Albuquerque), SQL Saturday 308 (Houston), and the PASS Database Administration VC. Plus, he is going to be presenting at SQL Saturday Oklahoma City on August 23rd, at 2:45 PM.
SQL Watchdog - find out instantly when SQL changes in production
Almost everyone's seen it happen - problems due to changes, be it code, index rebuilds, or even configuration. But what if you could look historically and see which changes were made, when, by whom, and from where? What if you could see it in realtime? It exists, it's built into SQL Server (yes, even standard edition) from 2005-2014, and it's easy to implement. Come learn what Event Notification is and why you'll want it in your environment. This is not theory! All code provided and is in production on hundreds of servers in multiple environments.
Michael Bourgon - Michael Bourgon is the Senior Production DBA for a large healthcare company. He's always looking for a better way to be a Lazy DBA - spending far too many hours automating processes in order to accomplish that.