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New Free Event for Database Professionals in Virginia


SQL Server developers and database administrators have the chance to attend a free half-day event, in Richmond, VA – hosted by SQL Server experts Steve Jones and Grant Fritchey.

Who should attend?

This event is for database professionals who want to improve their SQL Server skills in a number of core areas. In this half day session, we will present four talks covering server monitoring, backups, corruption detection and indexing..

Annabel Bradford, Red Gate's Communities & Events Manager, says: "This meeting is ideal for SQL Server professionals who use Red Gate tools and want to get more out of them, but don't be put off if you're not a Red Gate user. We're confident all database professionals will learn invaluable tips from this event."

Registration now open

The half-day seminar, titled "DBA Team presents: SQL Server Maintenance and Monitoring" is taking place at 12.45pm on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Downtown, 301 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220.

To secure your place, register soon by visiting the event website.

The Sessions

All of our sessions will cover the subject in a general way and teach you the concepts and knowledge you can use in your daily job.

  • Core Monitoring for SQL Server – Steve Jones explains the basics of monitoring a SQL Server system.
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Backup – Grant Fritchey will cover the basics of full, log and differential backups, plus restores.
  • Understanding Database Corruption – Grant Fritchey demonstrates where database corruptions come from and how to recover from them.
  • Indexing for SQL Server – Steve Jones will show how indexes work and what maintenance should be performed on them.

For full session details, view the event agenda.

About Steve Jones and Grant Fritchey

Steve Jones, SQL Server MVP, is the co-founder and editor of SQLServerCentral.com and has been working with SQL Server for two decades at a variety of companies, including five years at Red Gate. Over the last decade, Jones has written hundreds of articles about SQL Server for various publications.

Grant Fritchey is a SQL Server MVP with over 20 years' experience. He has worked with SQL Server and developed in VB.NET, C# and Java. Fritchey has authored several books for Apress and Simple Talk and joined Red Gate as a Product Evangelist in January 2011.

About Red Gate

Founded in 1999, Red Gate Software produces tools used by more than 600,000 IT professionals worldwide. The company currently specializes in SQL Server and .NET tools.