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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.
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.

SSRS Subscriptions and SQL Sentry Reports

John Martin describes how to automate your SQL Server Performance Reporting with SQL Sentry and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Report Subscriptions.

Dynamic Data Masking : My Thoughts

Recently I have been exploring Dynamic Data Masking, looking at ways that it can be used and I thought I would share my thoughts with you.

Deploying SQL Sentry Reports to SSRS

SQL Sentry has an array of built-in reports that provide insight on the performance of your environment. Here John looks at deploying these to SSRS server.

Always On Availability Groups & VMs

John Martin explains how Always On Availability Groups & Virtualization go hand in hand, but if you don't get it quite right, it can all go horribly wrong.

Security Nuggets : Encrypting SQL Server Connections

John Martin starts his security nuggets series, explaining why you should use encrypted connections for SQL Server if you take system security seriously.