Where’s Drew, June 2017 Edition

It’s June in Ohio, where the humidity and temperature collude to make life miserable for anyone who doesn’t swap out their winter clothes you still needed in May with your summer ensembles. It’s also the time of the Memorial Tournament here in Dublin! If you haven’t been, it’s a great thing to watch. I’m not the biggest fan of golf but walking the course and watching people who swing clubs for a living is pretty cool.

Anyhow, here’s what I have going on this month. No SQL Saturdays for a bit; I have some other things to focus on but I’ll be back at it before you know it! Here’s my current to-do list for June:

  • I’ll be banging out some blog posts this month, mostly around replication. I had some unique instances come up that taught me some things, so I wanted to get something out there so other people don’t have to stumble through some of the things I did.
  • I’ve been asked to help co-host on Brent Ozar’s next set of GroupBy conferences. I’ll be hanging out from noon till 2 PM on Friday 06/02/2017 and then again on 06/09/2017 from 2 till 4 PM (all times EST). I won’t be presenting; just hanging out during Andrea Allred’s and Rob Sewell’s presentations and helping out with things. Still, it’s cool to be a part of this.
  • I had to cancel on SQL Saturday Rochester earlier this year, which killed me. Andy Levy is a good guy, and he understood and let me off the hook. However, I wanted to help me out so when he asked me if I could remote present to his user group, of course I said yes! I’ll be presenting remotely on 06/14/2017 and talking about SQL Server replication and going a little deeper into what actually happens when you replicate transactions.
  • There’s also that little thing where we’re putting SQL Server in space. Our HASSP launch is scheduled for the 20th of this month. Be on the lookout for more blog posts where I break down the technology, process, and code of getting this done. Still trying to work out the details of a live stream, but if you have any knowledge (or bandwidth or whatever) to help me out, drop me a line.

Thanks everyone, hope to catch you sooner or later!

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