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I’m Speaking at the PASS BA Conference

This May PASS will be hosting their second annual Business Analytics (BA) Conference in San Jose, CA.  The conference brings business analysts together with IT pros for an opportunity to connect and learn together.  The idea being that through our shared experiences we can transform business with the power of data. At this year’s BA Conference,…

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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…

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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…

portillos hot dog

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…

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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 |…