Martin Cairney is a highly experienced Database Administrator and Developer with well over a decade’s worth of experience with SQL Server. He has knowledge across multiple industry sectors including London’s global financial institutions and both Australian State and Federal Government Departments. He has regularly worked with companys with hundreds of SQL Server instances and has experience in developing tools and scripts for managing such large environments. He is an experienced conference presenter, having presented a number of times at SQLBits in the UK and various SQL Server User Groups in Australia and the UK. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and holds a number of Microsoft certifications, including MCDBA and MCITP. He has recently moved to Melbourne to help establish LobsterPot’s presence there.
Wouldn't you rather spend your day learning all the funky new features in SQL Server 2008 than running all your daily checks over your instances? SQL Server 2008 introduced Policy Based Management which allows a fine-grained level of configuration and control of the instance's properties. The Enterprise Policy Management Framework takes this and extends it out to allow you to manage SQL 2000 and 2005 instances through policies as well.