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Buy Lunch, Get Training FREE - SQLSaturday #49

I'll be speaking at my THIRD SQLSaturday of the year in Orlando.
I'm doing a mini session and a regular session.The mini session is a condensed version of my Why a DBA Should Learn PowerShell talk. In 15 minutes, I hope to convince you that learning PowerShell is worth your time.
Powershell is the newest scripting language from Microsoft and it goes across the Windows platform, including SQL Server. So it's new and exciting, but is it ready for prime time? Is it worth the effort to learn? How will it help you? Join PowerShell advocate and user Ron Dameron for a quick discussion of why he thinks knowing Powershell is a key skill for a SQL Server DBA.
My full session for the day is
Automate Login Administration & Compliance Reports Are your internal auditors asking that the administration of SQL Server logins be handled by a third party other than the DBAs? Is your Compliance and Audit departments asking you to determine if password policies are being enforced, who are…

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SQL Saturday #40 in South Florida recap.
Speaker dinner was great at Longhorn Steakhouse.  Thanks to Confio Software and SQLSkills.com for picking up the dinner and bar tab. Great to meet more SQL Tweeps in person and catch up with previous acquaintances.
Evidently, the organizers did a fantastic job marketing this event because there were a large number of attendees.  The numbers I heard were in the 400 - 500 range. Rooms were full for the talks I saw and the Commons was busy.
Check-in was very smooth.  Speaker room was great.  Plenty of water, refreshments, and food for the attendees.  Technical support from DeVry University staff was very helpful.
The PowerShell room was packed for my first session at 8:30 am on "Why DBAs Should Learn PowerShell".  I think I may retitle this "Why ANYONE Can Learn PowerShell". 
My second session on how to automate database login administration and compliance reporting was also well attended.
Had a great time eating a super lunch from J…