Madison SQL Saturday (#SQLSat206) Coming Up

Madison Skyline
It’s coming up in just a couple weeks… the SQL Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin.  On April 6th, a couple hundred of your closest SQL Server peers will be meeting in the state of beer and cheese to do a little learning and networking around SQL Server.  I’ll be there, with unicorn on hand and my boys in tow, to join in on the event.  This will be my boys first exposure to SQL Saturday’s so this should be an interesting time.  I did promise them a stop in the Wisconsin Dells on the way home.

As part of the event, I’ll be presenting my session from last year’s PASS Summit:

Discovering the Plan Cache

Execution plans are stored after execution in the plan cache. This metadata about how queries are executed can provide insight into how your SQL Server environment is functioning. By using XQuery to browse and search the plan cache you can find potential performance issues and opportunities to tune your queries. This information can be used to help reduce issues related to parallelism, shift queries from using scans to using seek operations, or discover exactly which queries are using what indexes. All of this and more is readily available through the plan cache. In this session we will explore the plan cache and start you on the road to discovery.

If you are in the area and looking to enhance your career and expand your knowledge on SQL Server, you should take the day and join us to learn about SQL Server.  The event is free and you can get registered here.