GS1 GRAD SCHOOL: Supporting SQL Server – When You’d Really Rather Not

March 12th, 2010

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Don Jones


Are you stuck supporting one or more SQL Server instances – even the pervasive Express Edition – just because you’re the “Microsoft Guy/Gal?” This is the perfect session for you: Don Jones, a self-proclaimed “Jack of All Tech,” explains how SQL Server works, offers advice for critical tasks like setting up a disaster recovery plan, and shows you how to analyze and optimize database performance – even with the databases from third-party enterprise apps! Bring all of your tough SQL Server administration questions, too, for personal advice and tips that will make supporting SQL Server less painful and more gainful! In addition, Don will teach you the industry-standard SQL language that will serve you in Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and numerous other database platforms. You’ll learn key Data Manipulation Language (DML) queries as well as standardized Data Definition Language (DDL) statements used to build and modify databases. Don’t underestimate the boost that SQL can give to your resume – and don’t overestimate the difficulty! Bring a laptop with a database engine, query tool, and sample database and practice right along with Don as you master the SQL language more quickly and easily than you thought possible.