We are having a lot of fun so far, and I wanted to share. If you are in the class or curios you can download the Deck Here.
More updates as we go!
Final Update 4:43 pm
I just wanted to say a big Thank You to all the people who attended our pre-con today and the SQL Saturday Jacksonville team!
We covered the Azure Portal, SQL Azure DB, Elastic Pools, Azure VM's, and Premium Storage.
I'm exhausted. The class is exhausted. It's been a great start to the event. See you all tomorrow!
Here's the Class waving goodbye!
We just finished up group activities working on backups and restores. Getting the group interaction was key. A very adapt pupil found a great way to use azure for a highly transactional system.
Not gonna lie I gave them some difficult ones to figure out. In the process looks like Dan caught me blogging!
Alright up next Maintenance Plans, Azure, and one last group exercise!
Update 4 2:30 pm
At the beginning of the day we split the class into 5 groups. I told them not to get comfortable and we just showed why.
In this job communication is key. We just make all the teams regroup and reintroduce themselves. Next we started work on discussing the importance of backups and restores. Dan led the way preaching the importance of the right backup strategy for the right business objective.
During lunch we had a good discussion about how to communicate with the business. I recomended two books that have become a good starting foundation for me, and a mandatory read for everyone on my old team (Much love to the #TeamBall).
If your interested you can find them here.
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, Second Edition
Update 1:30 pm
Great lunch by Panera here at the SQL Saturday Jacksonville Pre-Con! We are having a nice group exercise. I like watching the teams interact and discuss security and what permissions should be given per scenario.
Will we use AD or SQL Authentication?
Dan never could resist a great debate on security!
Update 2 11:49 am
We've taken a break for lunch! The class exercises so far have been a lot of fun. We've got a smart crew here today. So far we've covered the different versions of SQL Server, how features and licensing go together, and using SSMS to create basic options and monitor.
Great participation so far. We had a nice side discussion on what services should sit side by side. Lot of caveats with this and this will be a nice blog for a later day.
Oh and Devin Knight stopped by!
OK Lunch Time!
Scott Gleason (@SQLScottGleason) Is helping us kick this off!
Great crowd so far! I wonder what Scott thinks of my performance?