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Each year, IDERA sponsors a variety of events worldwide to support education, training and networking opportunities for Microsoft IT professionals. Check out the list below to find events near you. We look forward to meeting you!

If you’d like IDERA to sponsor an upcoming event, please contact us at



11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Online High Availability and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

You're already running your own SQL Server, and you're not interested in the cloud. However, you need a reliable Plan B, and you can't afford an offsite data center. You're curious about how the cloud can help, but you don't want marketing spam.
Brent Ozar will explain the difference between Platform-as-a-Service (Azure SQL DB and Amazon RDS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Amazon EC2 and Azure VMs). He'll show you how they can be used for high availability and disaster recovery, talk about the kind of uptime you can expect, and give you a simple decision chart to determine which solution is right for you.

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM CDT
Online Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs Across Your
SQL Server Farm

SQL Server Agent is a great tool. We can schedule jobs to run to cover backups, index checks, SSIS package runs, and just about anything else we can think of.

When we're only managing one or two SQL Servers, it isn't that big a deal. However, as we add more servers to the mix, this management can become a challenge. Add in applications like SQL Server Reporting Services and subscriptions, which use SQL Server Agent jobs, and this management effort starts to resemble a nightmare.

In this webinar we'll look at how to manage the menagerie of multiple SQL Servers and the jobs on them. We'll look at centralized management techniques and the limits they pose. We'll also consider scripts and other freely available mechanisms to try and make this management effort easier.

Speaker(s): K. Brian Kelley is a SQL Server author, columnist, and Microsoft MVP focusing primarily on SQL Server and Windows security. In addition to being a database administrator, he has served as an infrastructure and security architect encompassing solutions with Citrix, virtualization, and Active Directory. Brian is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and has been the head of a financial organization’s computer incident response team. Brian is active in the IT community having spoken at DevConnections, SQL Saturdays, code camps, and user groups. He is also the President of the Midlands PASS Chapter, a Professional Association for SQL Server Chapter located in Columbia, SC.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Online Master Administration of Multiple Database Platforms with Ease

As a DBA, are you challenged with managing multiple database platforms in your corporate environment? It’s hard enough to be an expert in one database, not to mention several different ones. You need a tool that can help you with the platform-specific details while giving you the ability to perform routine tasks quickly and easily.

Join IDERA, Scott Walz and Bert Scalzo as they provide you with some suggestions for handling multiple platforms with a single user interface using DBArtisan.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Online Artisanal Indexes: Filters, Views, Computed Columns

When you really need to push performance, hand-crafted special index types can give you an amazing boost. Brent Ozar will show you the catches behind filtered indexes, indexed views, and computed columns.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
Online Improve SQL Server Audit with SQL Compliance Manager

Please join IDERA on August 9th at 3 pm CEST, for a webcast on SQL Compliance Manager. During this time, you will see a market leading SQL tool that allow your team to effectively and efficiently audit your SQL Server data.
Other topics that will be covered include:

  • Audit Sensitive Data - see who did what, when, where, and how
  • Track and Detect - monitor and alert on suspicious activity
  • Satisfy Audits - for PCI, HIPAA, FERPA and SOX requirements
  • Generate Reports - 25 built-in reports to validate SQL Server audit trails
  • Minimize Overhead - light data collection agent minimizes server impact

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Online Auditoria de SQL Server con Bajo Impacto usando SQLcompliance manager

IDERA te comparte esta sesión el 28 de Septiembre, a las 11am Hora Central, en donde podrás conocer una de la soluciones más populares del mercado para auditar SQL Server con gran eficacia y muy bajo impacto.
Algunos de los temas que mostraremos son:

  • Auditoria de Datos Sensibles: Podrás ver el quien, cuando, donde y como, de todo lo que sucede en SQL Server.
  • Detección y Seguimiento: Monitoreo y alertas de actividad sospechosa.
  • Cumplimiento de Auditorias: Como cumplir con auditorías internas o regulaciones como SOX o la Ley Federal de Proteccion de Datos Personales.
  • Reportes: Como usar más de 25 reportes incluidos y crear nuevos reportes.
  • Bajo impacto: Como definir tu auditoria en forma detallada hasta nivel de columna.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
Online Unify IT Performance Monitoring and Optimization with Uptime Infrastructure Monitor

Please join IDERA on September 30th at 3 pm CEST, for a webcast on Uptime Infrastructure Monitor. During this time, you will see a unified and highly scalable IT monitoring solution that enables organizations to gain visibility and control over the performance, availability, and capacity of their IT environment; whether on-premise, remote, or in the cloud.
Other topics that will be covered include:

  • Monitor servers, VMs, network devices, and applications from a unified dashboard
  • Use historic data to plan for future server capacity needs
  • Track service-level performance trends for SLA compliance and reporting
  • Monitor virtually anything via a multitude of pre-built plug-ins
  • Streamline incident management with native ServiceNow integration
  • Out-of-the-box simplicity for fast time to value