Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing

This past Tuesday, I delivered a presentation for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's. The session I delivered was 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing. The abstract for the sessions is: Sometimes the hardest performance issues in your environment have simple solutions. One of these simple solutions is through properly indexing the database. In this … Continue reading Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing

My TechEd Presentation: Indexing Fundamentals for Microsoft SQL Server

This past Monday, I presented at TechEd North America for the first time.  The session presented was Indexing Fundamentals for Microsoft SQL Server.  Indexing is such a huge topic, that it was hard to boil down the fundamentals to a 75-minute presentation, but based on responses I think the resulting session was pretty good. If … Continue reading My TechEd Presentation: Indexing Fundamentals for Microsoft SQL Server

Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat175

I'm a little late getting the information from my Fargo SQL Saturday session posted, titled "Discovering the Plan Cache".  But it's better a little late that never. Even though it was the end of the day, the session had great turnout and lots of good questions.  Reviewing my session evals, I saw quite a few high … Continue reading Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat175

Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat211

Just got done with my morning session, titled "Discovering the Plan Cache", for SQL Saturday Chicago #211 and wanted to get out my session deck and scripts for people.  The session got pretty high marks from the attendees and people seemed to get a lot of good information and humor out of it.  Probably the best … Continue reading Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat211

T-SQL Tuesday – Love For Presenting – #TSQL2sDay

This month, Bob Pusateri (Blog | @SQLBob) is running T-SQL Tuesday on presenting.  T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blogging event where a number of us in the SQL Server community gets together to blog on a central topic. The topic that was chosen for this month is presenting, or more specifically: "How did you come to love … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday – Love For Presenting – #TSQL2sDay

Chicago SQL Saturday (#SQLSat211) Is This Weekend

The Chicago SQL Saturday is coming up this weekend on Saturday, April 13th.  If you are waiting until the last minute to register to join in on the training, better stop waiting because the last open slots may be filling up.  I'll be there (with the unicorn somewhere near by) to join with friends to learn … Continue reading Chicago SQL Saturday (#SQLSat211) Is This Weekend

Madison SQL Saturday (#SQLSat206) Is This Weekend

Crack a beer and melt the cheese, the Madison SQL Saturday is this weekend.  Don't wait any longer because you don't want to end up on the waiting list.  Getting off the waiting list can be tough - and involves a light saber duel with Jes Borland (Blog | @grrl_geek) - and YES, she has a … Continue reading Madison SQL Saturday (#SQLSat206) Is This Weekend