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XTIVIA, Inc. Announces Mark Halstead and Chris Shaw Accepted to Present and XTIVIA Sponsorship of PASS SQLSaturday #183 in Albuquerque

Colorado Springs, CO, February 06, 2013 --(PR.com)-- XTIVIA, Inc. announced today that XTIVIA‘s Virtual-DBA SQL Server team leader, Mark Halstead; XTIVIA consultant and Microsoft MVP, Chris Shaw; and XTIVIA senior DBA, Kat Meadows, will be presenting at SQLSaturday #183 in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 9, 2013. XTIVIA is a Silver Sponsor of the event, so if attending, visit with Mark, Kat, or Chris at the event to see how we can help meet your Microsoft SQL Server professional service needs.

Mark Halstead is the SQL Server technical lead DBA for the XTIVIA Virtual-DBA team. He has been with XTIVIA for 7 years and has worked with SQL Server for more than 17 years. He has worked in IT for 20+ years specializing in database administration. Mark will be presenting a session titled “PowerShell for the SQL Server DBA” that will cover how PowerShell can provide functionality when you need to work "outside of the box" when T-SQL, DMV's, and system tables can't tell you what you need to know.

Chris Shaw is a former United States Marine who started his database career in 1993. Chris is a Microsoft MVP Award Recipient and is excited about his most recent authoring released in Oct. 2012 (Pro SQL Server Practices 2012). Chris is currently working with XTIVIA as a consultant. He will be presenting a session titled “Outages: Dispatchers, Cops, and Detectives.” The session is focused on looking at how others handle crisis so that we can learn from what they do.

Kat Meadows is a senior DBA for the XTIVIA Virtual-DBA team. She has been with XTIVIA for 1 year and has worked with SQL Server for more than 17 years. She has worked in IT for 17 years specializing in database administration. Kat will be presenting "SQL Server Maintenance Plans." The session will cover setting up a maintenance plan, including the tasks, schedules, and logging.

XTIVIA’s SQL Server team has participated in several SQLSaturday events and plans to attend more in 2013. Tony Salerno, the XTIVIA Database and Virtual-DBA Service Practice Manager said “The SQLSaturday events are an awesome learning experience and a great way to meet more of the SQL Server community. I am thrilled that our team is getting so involved.” Mark Halstead said “It’s an opportunity to give back to the SQL Server community. We can support SQLSaturday by being a sponsor and also help SQL Server users by sharing our knowledge and experience through presentations.”

About PASS SQLSaturday: The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) SQLSaturday’s are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers.

About XTIVIA: XTIVIA is a 100% US-based technology solutions firm with demonstrated SQL Server technology expertise. We specialize in helping organizations fulfill their database, portal, and BI/DW technology needs through a variety of conduits. XTIVIA has been providing database consulting services since 1992 and remote database administration services since 1999. XTIVIA has established a proven, global reputation as a company that delivers cutting-edge, professional solutions to our clients’ specific requirements, regardless of the complexity of the projects. XTIVIA’s success has stemmed from a proven ability to deliver quality, professional services, allowing the client to leverage technology successfully, competitively, and profitably.

Contact Information:
XTIVIA, Inc.
Jean-Marie Willis
719 623 5870
Contact via Email
www.xtivia.com

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