Presentation Materials “What Are You Waiting For?” #SQLSat211

After lunch, I led the session "What Are You Waiting For?" at SQL Saturday Chicago #211.  It was another well-received session and the attendees definitely learned a lot about the value in wait stat analysis.  The only downside, was my snap decision to add an extended event demo to show the connection between looking at wait stats … Continue reading Presentation Materials “What Are You Waiting For?” #SQLSat211

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

Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat206

This past weekend, I took a quick trek into the land of beer and cheese for the second annual Madison SQL Saturday event.  The event was a great success, but  can you expect less when one of the organizers is wielding a light saber.  For a change this time, instead of bringing Sarah Strate (Blog | … Continue reading Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat206

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

Chicago SQL Saturday (#SQLSat211) Coming Up

We're less than three weeks away from the Chicago SQL Saturday.  This will be my fourth time heading to Chicago for their SQL Saturday and I'm looking forward to that and a stop at Portillo's (which I probably shouldn't mention since Sarah isn't able to come along).  The SQL Saturday is on April 13th, the weekend … Continue reading Chicago SQL Saturday (#SQLSat211) Coming Up

Fargo SQL Saturday (#SQLSat175) Schedule Is Up

It's just coming up in just a few more weeks... this is the first SQL Saturday in Fargo.  North Dakota is one of the few states that hasn't had a SQL Saturday.  With the help of my fellow PASS Regional Mentor Ted Krueger (Blog | @Onpnt), my wife Sarah Strate (Blog | @DanceM0m), and my good friend Jes Borland … Continue reading Fargo SQL Saturday (#SQLSat175) Schedule Is Up

Madison SQL Saturday (#SQLSat206) Coming Up

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 … Continue reading Madison SQL Saturday (#SQLSat206) Coming Up

Webcast “Performance Impacts of User Defined Functions” This Week with Pragmatic Works

Functions might seem to be the answer to all of your desires to consolidate code, and at times they could be.  But if you don't know enough about them, they may turn out to be the source of all of your problems and opening the door to architecture choke full of disaster. This week, I'll … Continue reading Webcast “Performance Impacts of User Defined Functions” This Week with Pragmatic Works

Webcast “Value of Performing Wait Analysis” This Week with Pragmatic Works

Ever have your SQL Server slow down for reasons that you can't explain?  Or did you spend all night tuning a query to perfection only to have it bog down in production?  Want to find out what's going on?  If so, read on... This week, I'll be presenting my session "What Are You Waiting For … Continue reading Webcast “Value of Performing Wait Analysis” This Week with Pragmatic Works