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Goodbye Allen White

As we say Goodbye Allen White, a new beginning emerges.

Allen spent more than five years spearheading UpSearch’s SQL Server Practice.  When we started working together, Allen resembled a one-man band.  He tuned databases, made sure data was where it was supposed to be and built cubes, all at the same time with a smile.  He was a newer SQL Server MVP, deeply committed to the community.  He was mildly resentful when I asked him to wear suits and ties.

Over the years, Allen matured into a seasoned consultant and built a team.  He became practiced at navigating the divide between developers and DBAs.  He was remarkable at keeping clients’ lights on.  And throughout all the ups and downs, Allen remained absolutely devoted to the SQL Server Community and continued to give me grief about suits and ties.

For those of you that know Allen well, you will understand that he wants to spend more time with the community, on stage and at the pub. His involvement with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus provides the stage.  And with his new position at SQL Sentry, Allen will expand his community reach, and get the pub we could never afford.  SQL Sentry, in turn, is getting a dynamic and talented SQL Server Professional.

Allen’s presence, technical prowess and sense of humor will be missed.  His transition from UpSearch will be effective August 17, 2015, when he starts his new career as SQL Sentry’s Business Development Manager.

Allen’s transition is also a strategic development in the UpSearch – SQL Sentry partnership.  Closer ties between UpSearch and SQL Sentry will drive more value to our clients, which we will explain in future announcements.  This goodbye really is a new beginning in disguise.

Please help us wish Allen White every success in his new endeavors with SQL Sentry.

Shawn Upchurch,
Founder & CEO

 

We Bid You Adieu

UpSearch

“Since joining UpSearch in 2012 Allen has been a colleague, mentor, and a friend, sharing not only the SQL Practice he started but his home with me during my visits to Cleveland. Allen is widely respected in the SQL Server community which has made it even more special to have had the opportunity to be a part of the UpSearch practice together. It’s been both an honor and a privilege to work with Allen and I wish him the best in his new role with SQL Sentry.” ~Kendal Van Dyke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It has been an honor to work both for and with Allen these last few years. Allen has been a big part of my professional growth over the years and has always encouraged and inspired me to strive towards greater heights. He is a wonderful teacher, mentor, boss and above all a great friend.” ~Brian Davis

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UpSearch

“Was it something I said? It has been a privilege to work with you, for however brief a time. Congratulations and best of luck on this next phase of your career. You will be missed.” ~Colleen Morrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Photo – February 6, 2015

Special Mention

Thank You Cindi White for letting Allen play DBA all these years.

 

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.

SQLSaturday #421 – Columbus 2015

UpSearch at SQLSaturday #421

UpSearch proudly sponsored PASS SQLSaturday #421 – Columbus 2015. The event was held July 11, 2015 at Mount Vernon Nazerene University – New Albany, 150 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43081. UpSearch’s Allen White, Brian Davis, and Colleen Morrow volunteered to make 5 presentations.

Co-Sponsored Lunch Session

Brian Davis led a co-sponsored presentation between SQL Sentry and UpSearch titled Better Managed Services Through Monitoring with UpSearch & SQL Sentry.

 

Presentations

The UpSearch team also supported SQLSaturday #421 – Columbus 2015 by making five presentations:

Allen White presented on how to use SQL Server Service Broker.

Allen White also presented on how to use PowerShell to maintain SQL Server performance.

Brian Davis presented on how to automate SQL Server installs.

Goodbye Next, Next, Next...Hello Automated Installs!

Brian Davis & Adam Belebczuk presented SISS Grab Bag of Best Practices.

 

Colleen Morrow presented What Changed? Auditing Options in SQL Server 2014.

 

Special Mentions

Thank you to the Columbus SQL Server Users Group for hosting SQLSaturday #421 – Columbus 2015. If you live in the Greater Columbus, OH area, consider getting involved with the Columbus SQL Server Users Group.

About PASS SQLSaturday

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The PASS SQLSaturday program provides tools and knowledge needed for groups and event leaders to organize and host a free day of training for SQL Server professionals. To learn more about PASS SQL Saturday, visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/about.aspx.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.

SQLSaturday #371 – Tampa 2015

SQL Server Team - blog - August 2014

UpSearch at SQLSaturday #371

UpSearch proudly sponsored PASS SQLSaturday #371 – Tampa 2015. The event was held February 28, 2015 at USF College of Business, 12212 USF Maple Drive, Tampa, FL 33620.

Presentations

The UpSearch team (pictured left to right: Kendal Van Dyke, Allen White and Shawn Upchurch) also supported SQLSaturday #371 – Tampa 2015 by making four presentations:

SQLSaturday #371 Tampa - February 28 2014 (9)

 

Allen White presented how to manage databases in multiple environments.

Allen White also presented how to use PowerShell to maintain SQL Server performance.

Kendal Van Dyke presented Transactional Replication: Architecture, Setup, and Monitoring.

Kendal Van Dyke also presented Transactional Replication: Tuning and Troubleshooting.

Special Mentions

We appreciate the University of South Florida, the three Tampa Bay SQL Server User Groups and the event sponsors for hosting SQLSaturday #371 – Tampa 2015.  If you live in the Tampa Bay, FL area, consider getting involved with The Pinellas SQL Server User GroupThe Hillsborough SQL Server User Group or The Tampa Bay SQL Business Intelligence User Group.  Find them on Twitter at @TBSSUG.

About PASS SQLSaturday

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The PASS SQLSaturday program provides tools and knowledge needed for groups and event leaders to organize and host a free day of training for SQL Server professionals. To learn more about PASS SQL Saturday, visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/about.aspx.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.

SQLSaturday #357 – Cleveland 2015

SQLSaturday #357 - Cleveland 2015

UpSearch at SQLSaturday #357

UpSearch proudly sponsored PASS SQLSaturday #357 – Cleveland 2015. The event was held February 7, 2015 at Hyland Software, Building 1, 28500 Clemens Rd., Cleveland, OH 44145. UpSearch’s sponsor raffle giveaway was a FREE SQL Server Health Check, a $2,000 value.

Sponsor Raffle Winner

Congratulations Nancy Schwartz and Buyers Products Company.

Nancy Schwartz won UpSearch’s sponsor raffle. Her organization receives a FREE SQL Server Health Check.

Presentations

The UpSearch team (pictured left to right: Brian Davis, Kendal Van Dyke, Colleen Morrow, Shawn Upchurch and Allen White) also supported SQLSaturday #357 – Cleveland 2015 by making two presentations:

SQLSaturday #357 - Cleveland 2015

Kendal Van Dyke presented Transactional Replication: Tuning and Troubleshooting.
SQLSaturday #357 - Cleveland 2015

Colleen Morrow presented Enterprise-level Auditing on a Standard Edition Budget.

SQLSaturday #357 - Cleveland 2015

Special Mentions

We appreciate Hyland Software the Ohio North SQL Server User Group’s effort to host SQLSaturday #357 – Cleveland 2015. If you live in the Greater Cleveland, OH area, consider getting involved with ONSQL.

 

About PASS SQLSaturday

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The PASS SQLSaturday program provides tools and knowledge needed for groups and event leaders to organize and host a free day of training for SQL Server professionals. To learn more about PASS SQL Saturday, visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/about.aspx.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.

SQLSaturday #347 – Washington DC 2014

SQL Server Team - blog - August 2014

UpSearch at SQLSaturday #347

UpSearch proudly participated at PASS SQLSaturday #347 – Washington DC 2014. The event was held December 6, 2014 at Microsoft MTC 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. UpSearch’s Allen White volunteered to make 1 presentation.

Presentations

The UpSearch team supported SQLSaturday #347 – Washington DC 2014 by volunteering to make one presentation:

Allen White presented how to keep your data warehouse updated using SQL Server Service Broker messages from your OLTP database.

Special Mentions

Thank you to the Washington DC SQL Server Users Group’s team effort for hosting SQLSaturday #347 – Washington DC 2014. If you live in the Greater Washington DC area, consider getting involved with the Washington DC SQL Server Users Group.

About PASS SQLSaturday

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The PASS SQLSaturday program provides the tools and knowledge needed for groups and event leaders to organize and host a free day of training for SQL Server professionals. 

To learn more about PASS SQL Saturday visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/about.aspx.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch provides as needed Microsoft SQL Server DBA Services across the globe. We specialize in helping leaders protect, unlock and optimize data’s value.

To learn more about UpSearch visit https://upsearch.com.

 

 

Manage SQL Server Efficiently with PowerShell Remoting

 

About the Presentation

Manage SQL Server Efficiently with PowerShell RemotingYou have more and more servers to manage and less time to accomplish everything. You’re writing scripts to automate those tasks but they still take time to run. SQL Server PowerShell remoting allows you to manage servers without the overhead of Remote Desktop, and allows you to run processes on all your servers simultaneously.  In this session we’ll walk through how PowerShell remoting works, how to set it up, and how you can save time getting things done more quickly.

Session Level: Intermediate

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Manage SQL Server Efficiently with PowerShell Remoting

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About the Author

Microsoft SQL Server MVP and Practice Leader

Allen White

Allen White is an UpSearch Alum and Microsoft SQL Server MVP.  For over 30 years, Allen has specialized in developing applications that manage the movement of data and maximize data's usefulness. Allen excels at communicating highly technical information using language that results in increased client engagement and understanding, regardless of technical competency.

Allen has been working with relational database systems for over 20 years. He has architected database solutions in application areas like retail point-of-sale (POS), POS audit, loss prevention, logistics, school district information management, purchasing and asset inventory and runtime analytics. Allen thrives on providing comprehensive solutions to information management problems across a great variety of application environments.

About UpSearch

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UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.