It’s a rainy Tuesday here in Massachusetts, but that isn’t dampening my spirits. Ben and I have quite a bit going on besides our customer work. The good news is that you can catch us live (and sometimes in person).

In a few weeks, Ben and I will be taking place in a free online event with Penton and SQL Server Pro Magazine on Thursday, October 25. The theme is Mission Critical SQL Server. The event kicks off at 11AM Eastern. I’ll be speaking starting at 12:15 (“SQL Server 2012, High Availability, and You”) and Ben at 1:45 (“Index Tuning for the DBA”). For more information and to register, click here.

Next up is PASS Summit in Seattle, WA. This is arguably one of (if not) the biggest SQL Server-based conferences in the world. Ben and I will be delivering the pre-con “Real-World System Design for the DBA: Private Cloud and SQL as a Service” (DBA-299-P) on Tuesday, November 6 (full info here). We’re really looking forward to this and hope you’ll come out.

I’ll be co-delivering a session during Summit “The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Deploying AlwaysOn Availability Groups” (DBA-300) on Friday, November 9 at 1PM with David Smith and Mike Steineke. Hopefully most of you will be staying the whole time and not flying out early.

Last, but certainly not least, after Summit I’ll be heading to Australia to deliver two weeks of training. I’ll be in Brisbane (November 19 – 22) and Canberra (November 26 – 29). The two classes will be expanded editions of my current SQL Server high availability/disaster recovery/mission critical training with labs! Labs in a class like this are actually harder to pull off than you think, and I’m hoping next year to deliver this class elsewhere. I’m delivering the class with Wardy IT Solutions, and I’m very excited about the opportunity. It’s not too late to register (Brisbane, Canberra). For full details of the course, see this link. I really hope to see a bunch of you Down Under.

To stay up to date with where we’ll be, always have a look at our Upcoming Events page here on the site.