Show 32 – Morning Checklists, Policy Based Management and Automation with Pieter Vanhove

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The PASS Summit interview series continues, and today we talk to Pieter Vanhove (Blog | Twitter). Pieter is a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft, and we talk to him about his experience from Microsoft and his previous job. Among other topics, we talk to Pieter about:

  • Why you need a morning checklist
  • How can you do it better with Policy Based Management and a Central Management Server
  • Migrating SQL Server to Azure
  • Automation in Azure

Pieter was also the first winner of Speaker Idol and therefore won the prize of presenting a session on this year’s PASS Summit. We talk about how he won the contest, and also about how he prepared for presenting a session with another presenter that lives more than 5000 kilometers from him.

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About Pieter

Pieter Vanhove is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer in Belgium and has been working with SQL Server since 2000. Performance tuning, SQL audits, migrations and training are part of the job. Pieter has also a profound knowledge in implementing high availability and disaster recovery solutions. Together with the SQLUG in Belgium, he helps organizing SQL Server Days and is also a regular speaker at Belgian and international events.

Pieter Vanhove

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