SQL Saturday 99 – Data Education

Welcome to the third of a few sponsor interview posts from SQL Saturday 99.  After reading Arnie Rowland’s (Blog | @ArnieRowland) Paying For Free post, I thought it might be worthwhile to do a little bit more to interview our attendees and others to the sponsors that enabled us to have our Minnesota event. For … Continue reading SQL Saturday 99 – Data Education

December AppDev Webcast

The new year is just around the corner.  And before you know it, we’ll have an opportunity to start moving SQL Server 2012 into production.  While we anxiously await that day, it is a good idea to make sure that you are up on the latest T-SQL enhancements that are coming in the next release.  … Continue reading December AppDev Webcast

PASS Summit 2011 Session Materials

I’ll be posting a summit wrap-up after I return next week from my honeymoon.  Until then, though, I wanted to make sure that anyone that wanted them, had the materials I used in my presentation. [download id="50"] Execution plans are stored after execution in the plan cache. This metadata about how queries are executed can … Continue reading PASS Summit 2011 Session Materials


A couple weeks back, I drove out to Madison to present at the MADPASS user group.  These guys have a great setup for recording and broadcasting their meetings.  Unfortunately, my laptop did not cooperate with the event and the broadcast of my session didn’t go so well.  To help get the content out there, I’ll … Continue reading MADPASS Follow-Up

PASS 2011 Countdown – Starting Now

Seriously, the clock is ticking and you should be in your car or a plane for PASS Summit by now.  If you haven’t registered yet, you’re past cutting it close.  Click the banner and do the deed, then get over to the convention center. In the spirit of all of the posts from the previous … Continue reading PASS 2011 Countdown – Starting Now