Fargo, Fargo and SQL Saturday

Stuff me in a wood chipper, I have an idea.  And this idea involves Fargo, Fargo, and SQL Saturday. As many of you know, for the past two years, I’ve been one of the volunteers working with the Minnesota PASS chapter and working on their SQL Saturday events (58 & 99).  At the end of … Continue reading Fargo, Fargo and SQL Saturday

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

PASS 2011 Countdown – 1 Week To Go

Oh, dear! One more week until this year’s PASS Summit.  If you haven’t registered yet, you’re really cutting it close.  It’s really easy to do, click on the banner below and enter some information about you and your finances – invest in your career by just typing in a 16-digit code to a financial institution. … Continue reading PASS 2011 Countdown – 1 Week To Go