Jen McCown is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server, and co-owner of MidnightSQL Consulting, LLC and MinionWare, LLC. She produces IT training material for, including training videos, the DBAs@Midnight webshow, blogs, reviews, and podcasts.

In her consulting work, she specialized in performance tuning, troubleshooting, server maintenance, installations, and enterprise management. She is a member, volunteer, and speaker in PASS, and PASS Women in Technology. She has presented at multiple technology conferences, including SQL Saturday, SQL Bits, and the PASS Summit. She is a vocal advocate of the Oxford comma.


Sometimes some piece of T-SQL slips by, or falls out of memory.Come and revisit old favorites, and brush up on new T-SQL features and enhancements.This session is chock full of code examples, including before-and-after demos and how-to illustrations.
You’ve been hearing about this newfangled craze, and it’s time to learn exactly why it’s called POWERshell. We’ll work on SQL Server with Powershell, and learn some cool techniques. Come see this all-demo, hands-on session!
In this session, you’ll learn about SQL Server stored procedures: what they are, when and why you'd use them, and how you would develop a solution with one. We’ll walk through examples to explore the process of solution building in SQL Server.