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John Martin

John (@SQLDiplomat) is the Product Manager at SentryOne, looking after SQL Sentry and the core monitoring suite. John is also a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with more than a decade of experience with SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform. John is an experienced DBA, Developer, and former Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. Having worked with SQL Server for the last decade he has gained a broad understanding of how you can use, and misuse, SQL Server. With the latest PASS Board Election Results, John will be the EMEA representative effective January 1st, 2018.
Reaching for the cloud with SentryOne & Managed Instance

Reaching for the cloud with SentryOne & Managed Instance

John Martin announces the latest release of the SentryOne platform, which includes support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.

A Roundup from SQL Konferenz

A Roundup from SQL Konferenz

SentryOne Product Manager John Q. Martin recounts his experience at his very first SQL Konferenz event in Germany. Find out details around John's session and other highlights over the two days, along with why you should try to attend SQL Konferenz in the future.

Tech Outbound – Training on the High Seas.

Tech Outbound – Training on the High Seas.

Are you interested in learning about Data Platform technologies in a unique setting? John Martin recounts his experience on the Tech Outbound Caribbean cruise teaching, learning, and meeting great people who have a thirst for Data Platform knowledge and why you should take the chance to attend.

What is in Store at SQLBITS 2018? Fundamentals of Azure and Laying the Foundation for GDPR

What is in Store at SQLBITS 2018? Fundamentals of Azure and Laying the Foundation for GDPR

Microsoft MVP John Martin describes some of the sessions in the upcoming SQLBits 2018 confernece – including his pre-conference training session in SQL and Azure.

Tech Outbound 2018 – I'm on a Boat!

Tech Outbound 2018 – I'm on a Boat!

Product Manager and MVP John Q. Martin talks about Tech Outbound (formerly SQL Cruise) and how it takes a unique approach to delivering training.

SQLBits Pre-con on SQL Server In Azure

SQLBits Pre-con on SQL Server In Azure

John Martin, Microsoft MVP, will present a full day pre-con on "Getting Started with SQL and Azure" at SQLBits 2018 on 21st and 24th of February, 2018.

Using the SentryOne PowerShell Action

Using the SentryOne PowerShell Action

John Martin talks about new features in version 11.2 of SentryOne including a new Condition Action that can execute PowerShell. Martin includes demonstrations for potential use-cases for both Slack and MS Teams.

T-SQL Tuesday #96 – Finding Inspiration

T-SQL Tuesday #96 – Finding Inspiration

John Martin, MS-MVP, contributes this blog post to T-SQL Tuesday about folks who have made a difference in his career.

SentryOne v11.2.3 Released! – New Features & Enhancements

SentryOne v11.2.3 Released! – New Features & Enhancements

SentryOne Product Manager John Martin talks through new features and enhancements that are in the latest release (11.2.3) of the SentryOne platform.

Extended Events in SentryOne

Extended Events in SentryOne

SentryOne version 11.2.0 supports using Extended Events data capture. John Martin (Data Platform MVP) walks through enabling SentryOne XE data capture.

Application Telemetry in SentryOne

Application Telemetry in SentryOne

John Martin (@SQLDiplomat) walks through what the SentryOne application telemetry is, and what it means for users. Looking at the data collected and the control you have.

SQLSaturday Holland, the Devil in the Detail.

SQLSaturday Holland, the Devil in the Detail.

We are well into conference season at SentryOne with SQLSaturday events at the fore here in Europe. Having just returned from SQLSaturday Gothenburg and, prior to that, Oslo where I was joined by Aaron and Jason. We now move on to SQLSaturday Holland. As one of the largest and a most established SQLSaturday events on

PASS Board Elections: Your vote counts!

PASS Board Elections: Your vote counts!

It is that time of year again, the PASS Board of Directors elections are open. But, who is running and why should I care? Well, I have thrown my hat in the ring and made it to the candidate list. I'm standing for election to the Board and am in contention for the EMEA or

Building Bridges in Telford with SQLBits

Building Bridges in Telford with SQLBits

Join John and the SentryOne team at SQLBits in Telford this April. With several top speakers and a myriad of sessions, SentryOne will be attending once more.

Presenting at Battle of the Beards

Presenting at Battle of the Beards

Join John Martin and other great speakers presenting a range of technology sessions at Battle of the Beards in Cardiff on the 29th of March.