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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!

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Online Learn How to Use SQL Diagnostic Manager to Track Server Performance

Join IDERA and Stephen Stout at 2PM UK local time on Thursday, May 12th for a demonstration of SQL Diagnostic Manager. Here we will show you the top leading SQL performance and monitoring tool. You will see a detailed display of performance matrices for both physical and virtual servers, which will help you diagnose bottlenecks in your environment.

Online Top-Down SQL Server Security

Security, when possible, should follow the KISS principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid! The more unnecessarily complex security is, the more likely for a weakness or vulnerability to work its way in. Therefore, it's best to start looking at security from the top down. Going the other direction tends to leave us overwhelmed in the details.

In this presentation, we'll look at SQL Server security from the top down. We'll consider particular scenarios that come up often in deployed systems and talk through how to implement security using the various options we have available: Windows users and groups, SQL Server logins, server and database roles, and object-level permissions. By covering these examples from a top-down perspective, we'll be able to delineate our security goals and work towards the best way to implement them. Our scenarios will include examples from 3rd party application deployments as well as home grown solutions.

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.

Online Terabyteasaurus Rex: Very Large Databases (Sponsored by IDERA)

You're used to managing databases under 1TB in size, but you're about to conquer your first VLDB. Should you separate your data and log files? How many data files should you have? Will partitioning help, and how? Is Enterprise Edition really required? Join Brent Ozar for a fast, easy getting-started guide for managing very large databases without very large stress.

Online Developers: Who Needs a DBA? (Sponsored by IDERA)

You store data in SQL Server, but you don't have enough work to keep a full-time DBA busy. In just one hour, you'll learn the basics of performance troubleshooting, backup, index tuning, and security. Brent Ozar, recovering developer, will teach you the basic care and feeding of a Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012, or 2014 instance and give you scripts to keep you out of trouble.