Thanks for dropping by the MinionWare booth!
PASS Summit 2015 is done and gone, but the memories – and the recordings, and stickers, and all the rest – will remain for all time. Well, more or less. We had a good time talking at the MinionWare booth, and we appreciate you letting us scan your badge. (In addition to being good for marketing, it’s actually way more fun than it should be.) This page is for you, oh mighty conference wanderer. We have been to the rainy city and back again, and now that you’re here: read, click, download, recover.
Adding Minion Enterprise to any environment is like adding 100 DBAs to your team. Good DBAs, the kind that save you tons of time and do cool projects in their spare time. ME, as we affectionately call it, centrally manages your environment and provides you with masses of data, views, reports, alerting and more.
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Consulting and Training
Follow up on Summit Sessions
The PASS Summit has several recordings available online on the PASS TV page, including the two keynote sessions, and sessions by Ryan Adams, Gail Shaw, Kendra Little, Itzik Ben-Gan, Jason Brimhall, and more.
Random Advice Time: DBAs know that study is vital…especially now that SQL Server seems to be on a 2 year release cycle. We have a bit of advice that we give in our professional development sessions: pay yourself first. You can fit study into your daily routine, simply by setting aside the first 20 minutes each day.
If you want the full set of conference sessions, you can buy them for a significant discount (as an attendee). If you can convince your company to get the sessions, you can set up a simply outstanding weekly lunch-and-learn with em!
Get into the SQL Community
You might have noticed that there was a lot going on at the Summit, even outside the session rooms. People in the SQL community are close, and they stay involved in a number of ways. Virtual Chapters – PASS virtual chapters meet regularly online to teach about a number of subjects. Pick your favorite categories on the virtual chapter page.
User Groups – You can get involved live and in person at your local PASS chapter.
Blogs – Again, Google a name plus “blog”, and enjoy. Some of the more noteworthy blogs:
Allan Hirt, SQLHA Consulting
Allen White, UpSearch
Andy Leonard, Andy Leonard Consulting
Bob Ward, Microsoft Customer Service and Support
David Klee, Heraflux
Denny Cherry, Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting
Grant Fritchey, Redgate Software
Itzik Ben-Gan, SolidQ
Jason Brimhall, SQL Solutions Group
Jennifer McCown, MidnightSQL Consulting / MinionWare
Kalen Delaney, SQL Server Magazine
Rob Farley, Lobster Pot Solutions
Ryan Adams, Verizon
Sean McCown, MidnightSQL Consulting / MinionWare
Steve Jones, Redgate
Thomas LaRock, SolarWinds