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Philly Wrap SQLSaturday 200, HealthSQL and beyond..

SQLSaturday 200 is already looking further away in the rear view mirror, but it was a great event!

Joey D'Antoni, Sebastian Meine, Vince Napoli and their team deserve round of applause for a job well done!  They run the Philadelphia SQL Server User Group - PSSUG.

The event was held at Malvern, PA at Microsoft's Office 45 Liberty Blvd.  It reminded me of a college campus and was a beautiful venue on a beautiful day with outdoor fountains and ponds :-)

But, on the inside, was some awesome speakerness and sessions going on.  The speaker schedule can now be reviewed for presentation uploads!

It was great to see PASS Empress Karla Kay, and the Godfather of SQLSaturday himself, graced the event with his appearance, Mr. Andy Warren!

Was great seeing #sqlfamily and friends, like Steve Jones, Mark Kromer, Christopher Bell, Matt Velic, Wayne Sheffield, Mike Hillwig, Kevin Boles, Hope Foley, Paul Rizza, Brian Moran and so many more folks!  Also, there was Melissa Demsak, Michael Corey and other fine speakers.

This SQLSaturday, I first rolled out my HealthySQL presentation, a complete overview on SQL Server health and performance.  My session introduced the 15-point health check, but more important, the importance of regular health checks of your SQL Server(s).  Why we need them, when to do them, and what tools we can employ. 

I plan to cure the circuit with this presentation as part of our Healthy SQL campaign to build awareness across the SQL Server countryside of the importance of regular health checks for our SQL Servers!

Now, little did I know, that the night before my HealthySQL presentation, I would actually end up in the Emergency Room!  Let's just say I was on the wrong side of a ceramic tile.  I assured my audience my bandage dressing was not a prop.  I'm obviously ok, and didn't want that visit to prevent me from spreading the word on HealthySQL!

I’m planning on giving this talk again August 17th, 2013 in New York, at SQLSaturday #235  and look forward to seeing many of you up here in the BIg Apple!!.  You can still submit sessions as the call for speakers officially ends June 18, 2013!  And, don't forget to register as soon as possible, as we fill up fast!  And to all you great sponsors out there, come and join us!  Follow the lead-up to the event with #SQLSat235.

Stay tuned to the Pearlknows blog as I roll out my HealthySQL Series soon!  Thanks, again!

Don't forget you can follow me on twitter @Pearlknows.  And, if you would like us to perform our 15-point check health performance assessment, reach out to us for our easy-to-read report.  www.pearlknows.com

To infinity and beyond...........



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