James is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and currently works in London. He started life as a developer over seventeen years ago and has progressed from being an MSCD on Visual Basic 6 to an MCM. In the pie that is SQL Server, he has his fingers in every slice; administration, development, automation, and Azure. He loves nothing more than making things that are large, fast, and low maintenance. He is currently helping to administer a shed load of data for a very demanding business and automating everything possible using PowerShell.
He has presented sessions at SQL Bits, SQL Relay, SQL Saturday, and at SQL User Groups across the country.
James Skipwith has submitted a session for SQLBits XV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions
Automated instance upgrade testing with PowerShell and Distributed Replay
Ever had to write a large number of similar stored procedures, audit triggers, archive tables, views, etc.? Let SQL Server do the work for you! With some custom functions, stored procedures and extended properties, this no longer has to be a chore.
Need to automate a process in your database? Create audit tables, generate stored procedures, or any other type of manually repeatable process? In this session we'll look at how to start and the thought processes and design considerations involved.