The Friday pre-conference will be “DBA Fundamentals for the Junior, Accidental and non-DBAs.” This will be a wide ranging day-long discussion on the underlying fundamental pieces of SQL Server Administration that are beneficial to both new DBAs, and those that have to work with or fill in for them. Please see the link for details, and feel free to contact me with any questions. There is a $110 (plus service fees) charge for this, which is split between me and the local SQL User group organizing the event, after expenses.
The Saturday regular session will be “Backups for new/non-DBAs…the Why, not the How”, where we will cover Disaster recovery scenarios and the part SQL Server plays in the recovery. We won’t spend much time on specifically defining backup types, etc. Currently this is scheduled for the 1-2pm time slot, but that may change.
Edit: my Saturday session is now 10:15am – 11:15am 🙂
I’m very excited to be coming to the MSP area! I even have a friend that lives in the area that I get to see for the first time in 3 years…plus all of the new friends I will make at the events!