This session details a typical DBA's day demonstrating the new improvements of the Management Platform & Performance monitoring made for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

We will concentrate on how best you can make use of tools (pre-installed) of Microsoft, as they pertain to efficient systems management, multi-server management, performance tracking, and policy implementation. Take advantages of detection and enforcement of security policies & design practices in your database environment  using both graphical and command-line tools. We cover everything from the new Management interface in SQL Server and Management Data Warehouse that also have a practical demonstration of PowerShell integration in SQL Server administration tasks, not to mention about best practices.