Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server, started working with xBase databases in the late 80’s. With over 25 years in IT, he has worked with SQL Server (since 6.5 in the late 90’s) in various dev/admin roles, with an emphasis in performance tuning. He is the author of several articles at www.sqlservercentral.com, a co-author of SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes, and enjoys sharing his knowledge by presenting at SQL PASS events and blogging at http://blog.waynesheffield.com/wayne
Crazy Things Developers Do!
Throughout my career, I’ve seen developers do some pretty crazy things to databases (and truth be told, I’ve done some of these myself!). Come to this session to learn what we do and why it’s bad to the database server (or your career)… and alternatives that can be used instead. Some of the topics that we’ll discuss are the pitfalls of using NOLOCK, how coding mistakes open up the database for SQL Injection attacks, and how design choices keep SQL Server dumb – and if it was allowed to be smart, it would be faster! Trust me… your DBA will love you for making these changes.
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Cameron Snapp is a MCSE and PMP certified IT Consultant with 14 years of database architecture and development experience. He has worked on dozens of Microsoft SQL Server OLTP, Data Warehouse, and Business Intelligence projects. He holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Richmond and a Master’s degree in IT Management from the University of Virginia. Cameron specializes in IT Projects related to data strategy, modeling, integration and reporting.
A functional review of Visual Studio Database Projects with feature tips and demo
Visual Studio (VS) has finally delivered a great way to manage databases within the Software Development Lifecycle. While VS has offered a Database Project type for several years, to me, it was never really a sustainable way to create, manage, source control, schema compare, and deploy database objects. In this presentation, I’ll break down the feature set of database development in VS and offer some experience tips for SQL database developers to start working in what really is a great new way.
Bio: Jamie Wick is the Systems & Database Engineer for The College of William & Mary and has been working with databases for the past 10+ years. His background includes working for several years as a SQL SysAdmin for the University of Queensland (Australia), a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, and assorted Microsoft SQL certifications. He is a volunteer & speaker at regional SQL events (User Groups/SQLSaturdays), helps run the Richmond SQL Server Users Group and SQLSaturday RVA events, and is an avid photographer.
Session Title: Automated SQL Server Installation and Configuration Using PowerShell
Abstract: Using the SQL setup wizard and management studio (SSMS) to install and configure a new SQL server is a time-intensive process. PowerShell scripts can greatly reduce the time required to complete the process. They can also ensure build standardization throughout your SQL environment. In this session we will look at PowerShell scripting, including the basic syntax and commandlets needed to automate the installation and post-install configuration of SQL Server (2016).
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Speaker – Devin Jaiswal (view bio)
Session – Data Encryption
- Dynamic Data Masking – Limit exposure of sensitive data by masking it to non-privileged users
- Row Level Security – Keep multi-tenant databases secure from unauthorized access by other users who share the same tables
- Always Encrypted – Client-side encryption of sensitive data using keys that are never revealed to the database system
- Encryption-at-rest (TDE) Server-side encryption of the database content on physical storage, protecting against offline media attacks