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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pragmatic Works Webcasts This Week #passwit

Every week, Pragmatic Works offers up its “Training on the Ts” webcast series and this month, in honor of Women’s History Month, the series is showcasing all of its sessions with women speakers.  Doing this offers all of us a chance highlight some of the female voices in our male dominated field.  Hopefully, this focus inspires some…

Pragmatic Works Webcasts This Week #passwit

Every week, Pragmatic Works offers up its “Training on the Ts” webcast series and this month, in honor of Women’s History Month, the series is showcasing all of its sessions with women speakers.  Doing this offers all of us a chance highlight some of the female voices in our male dominated field.  Hopefully, this focus inspires some…

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…

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